Crew Beats Ohio State, Iowa in Varsity 8 Race
April 11, 1998
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's varsity crew 8 boat defeated Ohio State and Iowa in its first encounter of the spring season with Big Ten opponents Saturday morning in Columbus, Ohio.
The Spartans also won the second varsity 4 race, while taking second in the junior varsity 8, the varsity 4 and the second novice 8. The first novice 8 boat finished third.
The varsity 8 race on Griggs Reservoir had to be restarted after a collision between the Ohio State and Michigan State boats at the start. After the restart, the Spartans built an early lead and maintained it through the race. Ohio State made a late charge, but Michigan State won by nearly six seconds.
The Spartans return to action next Saturday and Sunday at the SIRA Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
MICHIGAN STATE vs. OHIO STATE AND IOWA
Varsity 8 Novice 8 1. Michigan State 6:21.96 1. Iowa 6:48.4 2. Ohio State 6:27.66 2. Ohio State 6:52.7 3. Iowa 6:31.11 3. Michigan State 6:55.0
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