The No. 8 University of Iowa women’s rowing team travels to Austin, Texas, to compete at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday against No. 3 Texas, No. 9 Virginia, No. 18 Oklahoma, Oregon State, Alabama, Miami, and UCF. The morning session is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. (CT) followed by the afternoon session at 11:00 a.m. (CT).
There are two groups competing in the morning session. Group A consists of Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon State, and Miami. Iowa is in Group B, competing against Virginia, Alabama, and UCF. The top two teams from each group in the I Eight, II Eight, and I Four races progress to the “A” finals for the afternoon session. The next two teams advance to the “B” finals. In the II Four and I Novice Eight races, the winner of each heat plus the next two fastest times progress to the “A” finals, and the others move to the “B” finals.
MORNING SESSION SCHEDULE
|II Varsity Four||8 a.m.|
|I Varsity Eight||8:30 a.m.|
|II Varsity Eight||8:50 a.m.|
|I Varsity Four||9:10 a.m.|
|I Novice Eight||9:30 a.m.|
AFTERNOON SESSION SCHEDULE
|II Varsity Four – B Final||11 a.m.|
|II Varsity Four – A Final||11:10 a.m.|
|I Novice Eight – B Final||11:20 a.m.|
|I Novice Eight – A Final||11:30 a.m.|
|I Four – B Final||11:40 a.m.|
|I Four – A Final||11:50 a.m.|
|II Eight – B Final||12:00 p.m.|
|II Eight – A Final||12:10 p.m.|
|I Eight – B Final||12:20 p.m.|
|I Eight – A Final||12:30 p.m.|
IN THE RANKINGS
The University of Iowa women’s rowing team moved up four spots to No. 7 in the USRowing/CRCA Coaches’ Poll on April 18. This is the highest national ranking in program history. The Hawkeyes are currently ranked No. 8 in the USRowing/CRCA Coaches’ Poll released on April 25.
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LAST TIME OUT
- No. 11 Iowa raced against No. 4 Princeton and No. 6 Yale on April 14 at Princeton, New Jersey.
- The Hawkeye’s I Varsity Eight boat crossed the finish line a full boat-length in front of Princeton, with Yale finishing nine seconds behind.
- The II Varsity Eight crew came up a mere .6 seconds short of Yale with Princeton a full 10 seconds behind.
- The I Varsity Four, II Varsity Four, and I Novice Eight crews fell to Yale and Princeton.
The No. 9 Cavaliers took four races – I Varsity Four, II Varsity Eight, II Varsity Four, and III Varsity Eight — against No. 10 Princeton on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide competed at the Lake Natoma Invitational on April 14-15, concluding the competition with an I Varsity Four and II Varsity eight victories, a second-place victory in the I Varsity Eight race, and a third-place victory in the III Varsity Eight race.
The Knights competed at the Clemson Invitational on April 13-14, concluding the competition with a third-place finish in the II Varsity Four B Final and I Varsity Four C Final, a fourth-place finish in the II Varsity Eight C Final, and a fifth-place finish in the I Varsity Eight C Final and III Varsity Eight B Final.
The No. 3 Longhorns topped No. 10 Michigan in the I Varsity Four and I Varsity Eight race on April 14 as they posted a pair of runner-up finishes against first-ranked Washington at Lake Las Vegas.
The Sooners competed at the Clemson Invitational on April 13-14, posting a victory in the II Varsity Four Final race, a third-place finish in the III Varsity Eight Final, a fourth-place finish in the I Varsity Eight and I Varsity Four Finals, and a sixth-place finish in the II Varsity Eight Final.
SCOUTING OREGON STATE
The Beavers competed at the Clemson Invitational on April 13-14, posting a victory in the I Varsity Eight B Final, a third-place finish in the II Varsity Eight B Final and a seventh-place finish in the I Varsity Four B Final.
The Hurricanes competed at the Knecht Cup on April 14-15, where the II Varsity Eight earned a bronze medal and the I Varsity Eight won the petite final.
B1G BOAT OF THE WEEK
Iowa’s I Varsity Eight boat, comprised of Ashley Duda, Izzy Dolba, Kaelynn Heiberg, Hannah Greenlee, Hunter Koenigsfeld, Contessa Harold, Katie Pearson, Eve Stewart, and Logan Jones (coxswain), has twice been named Big Ten Boat of the Week, the conference office announced on April 10 and April 17. This marks the first time in program history that Iowa has earned back-to-back honors and is the 10th and 11th honor overall honor. The I Varsity Eight crew has earned four straight wins, including upsets over Princeton, Yale, Michigan, and USC.
The Hawkeyes travel to Indianapolis to compete at the Big Ten Championship on May 13.