Hawkeyes Finish Strong at Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Iowa rowing team finished its weekend competing in the Big Ten/Big 12 Double dual on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.

The Hawkeyes competed in the 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 4V8, 1V4, 2V4 and 3V4 with a field consisting of Kansas, Minnesota and Oklahoma.

Iowa’s top placements of the day came from six of the Hawkeyes’ seven boats all placing first to end the weekend.

The Hawkeyes will return to action April 19 for the Big Ten Invitational in Sarasota, Fla.

Quoting Head Coach Jeff Garbutt
“Today’s racing capped off a great weekend of progress. Whenever we get to race twice, I look to see how the squad handles the racing and makes corrections between the two days. This weekend was a success in that category. All boats were able to show the needed changes.

“The weather and wind were challenging, but all the boats responded well and handled the wind.

“Winning 12 out of 14 races is a testament to the depth that is developing here in Iowa City. It’s time to enjoy the ride home, the beautiful Sunday that lies ahead and get ready to roll up our sleeves and get ready for the Big Ten Invite next weekend. To say I am proud of this group is an understatement. I am lucky to work with this staff and group of athletes.”

Varsity Eight
1 Iowa (6:59.07)
2 Kansas (7:05.93)

Iowa: Natalie Maher (cox), Orla Cuffe, Emma Dabinett, Karire Evans, Claire Wragge, Molly Shannon, Taryn Lindaman, Abbey Klostermann, Hailey Mercuri

II Varsity Eight
1 Iowa (7:17.43)
2 Kansas (7:31.43)

Iowa: Cara Burns (cox), Emma Mask, Ella Grove, Elora Fierke, Abby Jaynes, Lily Beardsley, Jaecee Hall, Liz Blewett, Haley Reeves

III Varsity Eight
1 Oklahoma (7:45.70)
2 Iowa (7:53.44)
3 Kansas (8:01.48)

Iowa: Taylor Arbuckle (cox), Meghan Harris, Avery Schmidt, Lauren Adams, Evan Schwickerath, Emma Tate, Nina Osborne, Elise Gosset, Laura Murphy

IV Varsity Eight
1 Iowa (8:04.42)
2 Kansas (8:29.08)

Iowa: Madeline Reid (cox), Ashley Owen, Soph Pepper, Grace Papson, Eileen Fierke, Imani Hedt, Alyssa Hinderaker, Avery Moore, Katherine Ebeling

Varsity Four
1 Iowa (8:15.60)
2 Kansas (8:30.70)

Iowa: Kimberly Marquez (cox), Scarlett Maleham, Riley Shultz, Annabel Rayner, Emma Rayner

II Varsity Four
1 Iowa (7:48.38)
2 Kansas (8:05.83)

Iowa: Carissa Cochico (cox), Mackenzie Steveler, Emmey Sherbon, Olivia Smothers, Olivia Taeger

III Varsity Four
1 Iowa (8:57.40)
2 Minnesota (9:47.38)

Iowa: Taylor Lee (cox), Katie Jorgensen, Abby Thoms, Myah Lugar, Haley Hayes