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Nov. 8, 1997

MSU Novice Crew Dominates Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State dominated visiting Michigan in novice crew this morning at Grand River Park, posting the three best head races times and sweeping a best-of-three competition at the end of the day.

Racing began with a head race of approximately 3,500 meters in which boats race the clock in staggered starts. All three Michigan State boats finished with better times than the top Michigan boat.

After the head race was complete, the boat with the top time from each school competed in three 1,000-meter head-to-head races, with the Spartans easily outdistancing Michigan in each race.

COURSE: Grand River
CONDITIONS: Clear, mild breeze

HEAD RACE (Approx. 3,500 meters)
1.  Michigan State A        12:32
2.  Michigan State B        12:53
3.  Michigan State C        13:35
4.  Michigan B              13:43
5.  Michigan A              13:50
6.  Michigan D              14:42
7.  Michigan C              14:52
HEAD-TO-HEAD RACES (1,000 meters)
Race One
1.  Michigan State      3:59
2.  Michigan            4:18
Race Two
1.  Michigan State      4:11
2.  Michigan            4:34
Race Three
1.  Michigan State      4:30
2.  Michigan            4:56

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