Hawkeyes Finish Day 1 of Pac-12 Invite
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The No. 17 University of Iowa women’s rowing team faced off against No. 2 Cal and No. 10 Stanford at Redwood Shores on Saturday.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Morning Session: The Hawkeyes NCAA boat classes faced off against Cal in the morning session of the Pac-12 Invitational. The I Varsity Eight (6:19.61) and II Varsity Eight (6:34.08) crews each finished second to Cal by a margin of nine seconds. The I Varsity Four crew (7:28.04) fell to Cal by a margin of 22 seconds.
Afternoon Session: Iowa raced against Stanford in the afternoon session. The I Varsity Eight crew (6:22.2) fell to the Cardinal by a margin of six seconds. In a closely contested race, the II Varsity Eight crew (6:31.6) shaved three seconds off their morning time but lost to Stanford by a margin of two seconds. The I Varsity Four crew (7:29.1) lost to the Cardinal by a margin of seven seconds.
HEAR FROM COACH CARTER
“Today’s matches were an incredible test to start our racing season. Cal and Stanford are certainly fast and that was confirmed for us today. That said, I’m very pleased with the performances of our crews. They raced both of those teams very well and finished with very respectable margins.”
“We really learned a lot today as well. We had our share of bumps in the racing, but I think that’s to be expected for our first day of competition. We’ll be working to address some of those areas with the aim of being prepared for another tough match against USC in the morning.”
1V8+: Ashley Duda, Izzy Dolba, Kaelynn Heiberg, Hannah Greenlee, Hunter Koenigsfeld, Contessa Harold, Katie Pearson, Eve Stewart, Logan Jones (coxswain)
2V8+: Claire Rutherford, Kasia Gniatczyk, Ashlynn Bauer, Megan Sprengeler, Baillie McCunn, Paige Schlapkohl, Zora Marinkovich, Rachel Canon, Faith Wieland (coxswain)
1V4+ (against Cal): Amelia Koehn, Danielle Bender, Gemma Kerr, Elena Waiglein, Laura Justis (coxswain)
1V4+ (against Stanford): Danielle Bender, Amelia Koehn, Amalie Millerd, Gemma Kerr, Laura Justis (coxswain)
The Hawkeyes return to action at the Pac-12 Invitational tomorrow. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. (CT).