Iowa Wins Two A Finals at Sunshine State Invitational

SARASOTA, Fla. – University of Iowa women’s rowing wrapped up the final rounds of competition on Saturday at the Sunshine State Invitational at Nathan Benderson Park.

Both of Iowa’s varsity eight crews raced in their pool’s A final. The first varsity eight boat finished runner-up, rowing 1.81 seconds faster than its preliminary time on Friday. The second varsity eight boat placed fourth overall in its pool, clocking an almost four-second improvement from Friday.

Iowa’s novice crew won in the third varsity eight final, knocking 1.11 seconds off their first-place preliminary time.

The Hawkeyes ended competition with both varsity four in the respective finals. The first varsity four had another successful day on the water, winning the grand final with a time of 7:20.66. The second varsity four took nearly eleven seconds off their preliminary time to finish runner-up in its final round.

QUOTING JEFF GARBUTT
“Today was a great day for the program. We had a good part of the roster pick up their first wins in rowing. Every boat got faster in the finals and really showed a new level of racing maturity. I am so proud of them all and can’t wait to see what they can do as we continue to get more practice strokes in this season. Go Hawks!”

UP NEXT
The Hawkeyes travel to Las Vegas for the Pac 12 Invite, beginning April 9.

Varsity Eight
Grand Final
1. Central Florida – 6:28.75
2. Iowa – 6:31.21
3. Tulsa – 6:33.11
4. Drexel – 6:33.38
5. Northeastern – 6:35.40
6. Louisville – 6:35.74
Petite Final
1. Kansas – 6:37.54
2. Miami (FL) – 6:40.77
3. Kansas State – 6:42.48
4. Jacksonville – 6:43.42
5. Stetson – 6:50.65

Second Varsity Eight
Grand Final
1. Central Florida – 6:34.89
2. Louisville – 6:36.70
3. Drexel – 6:38.30
4. Iowa – 6:40.61
5. Kansas State – 6:40.99
6. Miami (FL) – 6:48.27
Petite Final
1. Kansas – 6:44.22
2. Tulsa – 6:45.46
3. Jacksonville – 6:47.13
4. Northeastern – 6:47.32
5. Stetson – 7:10.68

Varsity Four
Grand Final
1. Iowa – 7:20.66
2. Kansas State – 7:26.89
3. Central Florida – 7:30.64
4. Northeastern – 7:31.05
5. Drexel – 7:33.25
6. Kansas – 7:40.79
Petite Final
1. Louisville – 7:29.65
2. Miami (FL) – 7:40.46
3. Jacksonville – 7:45.36
4. Tulsa – 7:54.39
5. Stetson – 8:20.50

Second Varsity Four
1. Central Florida – 7:22.24
2. Iowa – 7:24.48
3. Miami (FL) – 7:34.65
4. Kansas – 7:38.77
5. Jacksonville – 7:45.64
6. Louisville – 7:49.30
7. Kansas State – 7:51.40
8. Stetson – 8:53.39

Third Varsity Eight (Iowa Novice)
1. Iowa – 6:48.19
2. Kansas State – 6:49.61
3. Kansas – 6:51.96
4. Central Florida – 6:52.38
5. Jacksonville – 7.17.04
6. Miami (FL) – 7:35.59