Hawkeyes Wrap Up Day One at Sunshine State Invite

SARASOTA, Fla. – The University of Iowa rowing team competed in the Sunshine State Invite on Friday at Nathan Benderson Park.

The Hawkeyes competed in the 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 1V4, and 2V4 in heats of 1-km sprints. The field consisted of Miami, Louisville, UCF, Michigan State, UNC, Kansas, Kansas State, Jacksonville, UMass, Old Dominion, West Virginia, and Stetson.

Iowa’s top placements of the day came from the 1V8, placing 1st by 1.49 seconds, 3V8, placing 1st by 2.57 seconds, and 2V4, placing 1st by 4.37 seconds. All of Iowa’s boats from today’s competition advanced to the A-4 Finals Saturday morning.

Hawkeyes will return to action tomorrow morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CT) to compete in the finals. Fans can watch live at http://rhstv.com or follow along live at https://www.firarowing.org.

Quoting Head Coach Jeff Garbutt
“Day one was a good day for the entire squad. All boats advanced to the A Finals, and we had some first-place finishes in our 1V8, 2V4, and 3V8. We showed some good top-end speed today and learned valuable lessons on racing strategy and mindset. I was really excited to see some of our younger athletes compete and get their first taste of racing and a win. Back to work tomorrow morning. Go Hawks!”

Varsity Eight
1 Iowa (7:06.34)
2 UCF (7:07.83)
3 UNC (7:16.72)
4 Louisville (7:19.56)
5 Kansas (7:25.15)
6 Old Dominion (7:29.62)
7 UMass (7:31.24)
8 Stetson (7:43.97)
Iowa: Natalie Maher (cox), Orla Cuffe, Emma Dabinett, Karire Evans, Claire Wragge, Molly Shannon, Taryn Lindaman, Abbey Klostermann, Hailey Mercuri

II Varsity Eight
1 UCF (6:55.47)
2 Iowa (7:01.56)
3 UNC (7:02.85)
4 Kansas (7:10.03)
5 Louisville (7:12.10)
6 UMass (7:22.16)
7 Stetson (7:34.45)
8 Old Dominion (7:43.95)
Iowa: Cara Burns (cox), Emma Mask, Ella Grove, Elora Fierke, Abby Jaynes, Riley Shultz, Jaecee Hall, Lily Beardsley, Haley Reeves

III Varsity Eight
1 Iowa (7:13.98)
2 UCF (7:16.55)
3 Michigan State A (7:17.39)
4 Kansas State (7:18.30)
5 Miami (7:29.36)
6 Kansas (7:31.53)
7 Jacksonville (7:35.54)
8 Michigan State B (7:38.71)
Iowa: Taylor Arbuckle (cox), Meghan Harris, Abby Thoms, Lauren Adams, Avery Schmidt, Emma Tate, Nina Osborne, Elise Gosset, Ashley Owen

Varsity Four
1 UCF (7:44.40)
2 UNC (7:46.51)
3 Iowa (7:47.18)
4 UMass (8:01.00)
5 Kansas (8:09.58)
6 Louisville (8:15.37)
7 Old Dominion (8:21.03)
8 Stetson (8:32.80)
Iowa: Kimberly Marquez (cox), Scarlett Maleham, Liz Blewett, Annabel Rayner, Emma Rayner

II Varsity Four
1 Iowa (7:57.91)
2 UCF A (8:02.28)
3 Michigan State A (8:08.25)
4 Michigan State B (8:16.81)
5 West Virginia (8:25.97)
6 Jacksonville (8:35.89)
Iowa: Carissa Cochico (cox), Mackenzie Streveler, Emmey Sherbon, Olivia Smothers, Olivia Taeger