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Varsity 8 Boat Takes Bronze at Central Championships
 
 
 

 

 
 

May 16, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State crew's varsity 8 boat continued to make its case for an NCAA Championships berth, which will be announced Tuesday, with a bronze-medal performance in the Central Championships this afternoon in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Three Spartan boats, the varsity 8 (bronze), the first novice 8 (bronze) and the second novice 8 (silver), medaled as Michigan State finished with the fourth-best team point total in pursuit of the Lexus Cup. The Spartans' 43 points trailed team champion Virginia (62), Ohio State (56.5) and Michigan (54).

In the varsity 8 race, Michigan State had the second-fastest qualifying time behind Virginia, but Michigan upset the Cavaliers in the finals. The Wolverines finished in 5:56.60, with Virginia (5:59.71) and Michigan State (6:03.32) trailing.

The Spartans now await a potential bid to the NCAA Championships to be announced Tuesday, May 19.

Central Championships/The Lexus Cup Oak Ridge, Tenn. FINALS TEAM STANDINGS Varsity 8 First Novice 8 The Lexus Cup Pts. 1. Michigan 5:56.60 1. Iowa 6:21.40 1. Virginia 62 2. Virginia 5:59.71 2. Ohio State 6:24.19 2. Ohio State 56.5 3. Michigan State 6:03.32 3. Michigan State 6:24.71 3. Michigan 54 4. Wisconsin 6:08.38 4. Kansas State 6:32.89 4. Michigan St. 43 5. Miami 6:12.62 5. Kansas 6:40.46 5. Iowa 42 6. Ohio State 6:14.73 6. North Carolina 6:45.46 6. Tennessee 26 7. North Carolina 23 Junior Varsity 8 Second Novice 8 8. Kansas 21 1. Virginia 6:04.30 1. Ohio State 6:36.40 9. Kansas State 14 2. Michigan 6:05.06 2. Michigan State 6:39.74 10. Wisconsin 6 3. Ohio State 6:14.05 3. Kansas 6:40.68 11. Creighton 5 4. Michigan State 6:24.63 4. Iowa 6:43.86 Miami 5 5. Miami 6:36.59 5. Kansas State 6:47.36 13. Jacksonville 0 Tulsa 0 Varsity 4 1. Ohio State 6:57.60 2. Jacksonville 7:00.79 3. Tennessee 7:01.01 4. Tulsa 7:12.16 5. Michigan State 7:19.49

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