Big Ten Double Dual On Tap for Spartans
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2017

East Lansing, Mich. - After moving up to No. 17 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll this week, the Spartans hit the road for a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana this weekend, taking on the host Hoosiers in addition to Iowa and Kansas.

Both Big Ten crews MSU will face this weekend have also earned spots in the national rankings -- Indiana is No. 16 (just one spot ahead of the Spartans), while Iowa checks in at No. 14. Overall, there are six Big Ten teams in the Top 20, with Ohio State (2), Michigan (3), Wisconsin (12), ahead of the three crews competing in Bloomington this weekend.

The Spartans will face the Hawkeyes in the morning session, and then line up with the Hoosiers and Kansas in the afternoon session that begins at 12:30 pm. Racing begins with the second novices/fourth varsity and will include third varsity/novice eights, three groups of varsity fours, and then the second novice eight and novice eight to wrap up each session. No. 20 Louisville will also be in Bloomington, but will not line up again the Spartans this weekend.

Fans are encouraged to watch the action from Riddle Point Park, which is located at 7599 North Tunnel Rd., Unionville, Indiana 47469. Parking and admission is free. Indiana is also providing an audio feed for the racing on IUHoosiers.com.

The Spartans are coming off a weekend where the squad competed in three different venues -- the NCAA boats (Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, and Varsity Four) headed east for a B1G dual at Rutgers before taking on a pair of top-10 crews at Princeton with Brown. MSU handled the Scarlet Knights on Friday by commanding margins, and then turned their attention to the stiff competition on Lake Carnegie on Saturday. The Spartan varsity eight was extremely competitive against its Ivy foes, and despite a third-place finish, was just six-tenths of a second behind the No. 5 Bears, and half a length behind winner No. 10 Princeton.

 

 

The novice boats also faced off with some Ivies, while taking on Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan down on Belleville Lake. Both had a first and a second-place finish -- the first novice eight downed Michigan and Radcliffe in the morning by open water and finished only second to Yale in the afternoon, while the second eight was sixth-tenths of a second behind Ohio State in the morning before turning the tables in the afternoon and defeating both OSU and the Wolverines by open-water margins.

MSU at Indiana with Iowa, Kansas
April 1, 2017

Varsity Eight Lineup: cox-: Hannah Worth; Stroke - Brianna Higgins; 7- Meaghan Faucher; 6- Monica Hessler; 5- Mikayla Russell; 4- Nicole Marek; 3- Brook Edgar; 2- Lindsey Klei; Bow- Becca Uebele

Second Varsity Eight Lineup: cox- Michelle DeVriendt; Stroke - Madelyn Bagley; 7- Hannah Hentgen; 6- Clare Sutka; 5- Kasidy Higgins; 4- Lillian Thompson; 3- Cailyn Wolski; 2- Kaitlyn Meiste; Bow- Maya Regalado

Varsity Four Lineup: cox- Megan Lindsey; Stroke - Adrien Kawalek; 3- Emily Tatge; 2- Danielle Connery; Bow- Emily Mall

Novice Eight Lineup: cox - Jennifer Gmeiner (AM)/ Madison Schaekel (PM); Stroke- Halle Nielsen; 7 - Claire Hesseltine; 6- Katherine Willis; 5- Annie Cantu; 4- Sophia Klein; 3- Johanna Uckele; 2- Becca Harmon; Bow - Mia Inman

Second Novice Eight Lineup: cox - C- Katrese Moll; Stroke- Luisa Romero; 7- Madison Sturm; 6- Amy Puidokas; 5- Jordan Becker; 4- Emma Hartigan; 3- Maddy Hanford; 2- Madison Glatz; Bow - Katherine White

No. 17 Spartans at No. 16 Indiana with No. 14 Iowa, Kansas
Time Race Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3
9:00 AM 4V/2Novice 8 Michigan State Iowa
9:12 AM 3V/Novice 8 Iowa Michigan State
9:24 AM 3V/Novice 8 Louisville Kansas Indiana
9:36 AM 3rd Varsity 4 Iowa Kansas
9:48 AM 3rd Varsity 4 Louisville Indiana
10:12 AM 2nd Varsity 4 Kansas Indiana Louisville
10:24 AM Varsity 4 Iowa Michigan State
10:36 AM Varsity 4 Louisville Kansas Indiana
10:48 AM 2nd Varsity 8 Michigan State Iowa
11:00 AM 2nd Varsity 8 Indiana Louisville Kansas
11:12 AM Varsity 8 Iowa Michigan State
11:24 AM Varsity 8 Kansas Indiana Louisville
11:30 am One-Hour Break
12:30 PM 4V/2Novice 8 Iowa Michigan State
12:42 PM 3V/Novice 8 Iowa Louisville
12:54 PM 3V/Novice 8 Kansas Indiana Michigan State
1:06 PM 3rd Varsity 4 Louisville Iowa
1:18 PM 3rd Varsity 4 Kansas Indiana
1:30 PM 2nd Varsity 4 Iowa Louisville
1:42 PM 2nd Varsity 4 Indiana Kansas
1:54 PM Varsity 4 Louisville Iowa
2:06 PM Varsity 4 Kansas Indiana Michigan State
2:18 PM 2nd Varsity 8 Iowa Louisville
2:30 PM 2nd Varsity 8 Michigan State Kansas Indiana
2:42 PM Varsity 8 Louisville Iowa
2:54 PM Varsity 8 Indiana Michigan State Kansas