Iowa Concludes PAC-1O Challenge

April 4, 2010

REDWOOD SHORES, CA- The University of Iowa women’s rowing team competed at the PAC-10 Challenge this weekend hosted by the Stanford University. Over the two days of competition the Hawkeyes competed against 15th ranked Oregon State, 6th ranked University of Washington, 3rd ranked University of California and 2nd ranked Stanford University.

“We were able to gain valuable information as a program after our series of races this weekend,” said Head Coach Mandi Kowal. “Racing against some of the best crews in the country is a perfect gage to see where you stand as a team.”

Iowa had two varsity 8 boats competing each day as well as one varsity 4 boat and one novice 8 boat. The first day of competition was split into two sessions. The Hawkeyes took on California and Oregon State Saturday morning. Iowa’s Varsity 4 boat put together a good race against Oregon State but Oregon State finished just ahead of Iowa. Oregon State finished with a time of 7:55.1, while Iowa came in just behind with a time of 7:56.0.

The Hawkeyes took on the standout team of Stanford Saturday afternoon. Iowa stepped up and raced hard against the Cardinals. The team wrapped up the competition this morning against Washington.

Iowa will return to action Sat. April 10 against 19th ranked Minnesota and 13th ranked Wisconsin. The race will be a home event held at Lake MacBride in Solon, IA.

“Having three racing opportunities, with rowable conditions, allowed us to make some solid adjustments with each individual crew,” added Coach Kowal. “It was unfortunate that an illness took out the stroke of our varsity 8 but the entire squad handled the changes well. It is very clear to us what our focuses will be in the coming days before our next racing weekend.”

Final Results

Saturday AM Varsity 8 1) California 6:36.2 2) Iowa 6:50.7

2nd Varsity 8 1) California 6:45.7 2) Iowa 7:07.0

Varsity 4 1) Oregon State 7:55.1 2) Iowa 7:56.0

Novice 8 1) California 7:05.1 2) Iowa 7:29.6

Saturday PM Varsity 8 1) Stanford 6:46.9 2) Iowa 6:59.4

2nd Varsity 8 1) Stanford 7:03.0 2) Iowa 7:13.5

Varsity 4 1) Stanford 7:58.7 2) Iowa 8:23.6

Novice 8 1) Stanford 7:34.0 2) Iowa 7:23.2

Sunday Varsity 8 1) Washington 6:48.5 2) Iowa 6:56.9

2nd Varsity 8 1) Washington 6:57.8 2) Iowa 7:12.6

Varsity 4 1) Washington 7:43.1 2) Iowa 8:17.3

Novice 8 1) Washington 7:15.1 2) Iowa 7:32.7