Hawkeyes Wrap Up Successful Weekend at Big Ten Invitational

Sarasota, Fla. – The University of Iowa rowing team finished up the weekend at the Big Ten Invitational on Saturday at Nathan Benderson Park.

Iowa raced in the 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 4V8, 1V4, 2V4, and 3V4 against Alabama, Clemson, No. 9 Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, UCF and Wisconsin.

The Hawkeyes started off the day strong with the 2V4 clinching first place by a time of 4.56 seconds and ended the day with two first place finishes coming from the 3V4 and 4V8. The three victories were a single day high for Iowa.

Iowa will be back in action on April 26 for the Lake Wheeler Invitational in Raleigh, NC.

“Day two was a really strong day for the Hawks. We had wins in our 2V4, 3V4, and 4V8 and a really strong second place by our 3V8. In addition, we had some really solid racing from our NCAA boat classes to illustrate the depth of our roster. All crews, once again, accepted the challenge and raced with enthusiasm. This level of competition was something we need to grow as racers and being able to have this level of racing can’t be duplicated in the practice setting. Lessons were, once again, learned as we move into the final stretch of the season. On to Lake Wheeler, I can’t wait to see how we respond next weekend. Go Hawks!”

“We leveled up as a team to good competition and raced hard to find some more speed this weekend. Super excited to keep on finding new gears in these next few weeks of great competitors.”

“I think we made a lot of good progress in every single race inching forward for Big Tens. We know how to push ourselves now for the rest of the season in preparation for May 19.”

“This weekend as a team we attacked our competition with confidence and strength. As we move forward we are all ready to put in more work before for our next races!”

Varsity Eight
1 UCF (6:33.54)
2 Alabama (6:36.21)
3 Iowa (6:36.83)
4 Notre Dame (6:38.99)
5 Wisconsin (6:42.76)
Iowa: Natalie Maher (cox), Emma Dabinett, Karire Evans, Claire Wragge, Molly Shannon, Taryn Lindaman, Abbey Klostermann, Hailey Mercuri, Orla Cuffe

II Varsity Eight
1 Alabama (6:43.02)
2 UCF (6:45.29)
3 Iowa (6:49.90)
4 Notre Dame (6:50.39)
5 Wisconsin (6:52.07)
Iowa: Cara Burns (cox), Emma Mask, Ella Grove, Elora Fierke, Abby Jaynes, Lily Beardsley, Jaecee Hall, Liz Blewett, Haley Reeves

III Varsity Eight
1 Clemson (6:57.18)
2 Iowa (7:05.81)
3 Wisconsin (7:12.47)
Iowa: Taylor Arbuckle (cox), Meghan Harris, Avery Schmidt, Lauren Adams, Nina Osborne, Emma Tate, Evan Schwickerath, Elise Gosset, Laura Murphy

IV Varsity Eight
1 Iowa (7:03.10)
2 Michigan State (7:13.81)
3 Wisconsin (7:18.67)
4 Minnesota (7:27.87)
Iowa: Madeline Reid (cox), Ashley Owen, Soph Pepper, Grace Papson, Eileen Fierke, Imani Hedt, Whitney Farmer, Avery Moore, Katherine Ebeling

Varsity Four
1 Notre Dame (7:22.47)
2 Alabama (7:25.47)
3 UCF (7:27.42)
4 Iowa (7:35.73)
5 Wisconsin (7:42.08)
Iowa: Kimberly Marquez (cox), Scarlett Maleham, Riley Shultz, Annabel Rayner, Emma Rayner

II Varsity Four
1 Iowa (7:29.59)
2 UCF (7:34.16)
3 Notre Dame (7:36.08)
4 Wisconsin (7:36.52)
5 Alabama (7:38.33)
Iowa: Carissa Cochico (cox), Mackenzie Streveler, Emmey Sherbon, Olivia Smothers, Olivia Taeger

III Varsity Four
1 Iowa (7:38.73)
2 Minnesota (7:51.99)
3 Wisconsin (7:55.36)
4 Michigan State (8:04.58)
Taylor Lee (cox), Katie Jorgensen, Abby Thoms, Myah Lugar, Haley Hayes