2V8 Race Highlights NCAA Day 2

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 31, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma rowing team submitted a solid performance on the second day of competition at the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis, Ind.

The second varsity eight highlighted the day for OU with second place in its C/D semifinal at Eagle Creek Park, the highest placement of the three Sooner boats Saturday. The 2V8, seeded No. 18, came in at 7:01.613 just behind No. 16 Wisconsin at 6:55.484. OU defeated four teams, including No. 17 San Diego (7:05.364), No. 20 Boston U (7:18.422) and No. 22 Jacksonville (7:42.389).

In the first varsity eight C/D semifinal, the Sooners took fourth with a final time of 6:56.767. No. 11 seed UCLA finished first in 6:40.914 followed by No. 14 Washington State (6:43.896) and No. 16 Louisville (6:46.491). No. 22 Jacksonville came in fifth at 7:11.231.

The Oklahoma first varsity four wrapped up competition for OU on Saturday by taking third in its semifinal. The Sooners' time of 7:59.385 was ahead of No. 18 Northeastern (8:17.089) and No. 22 Jacksonville (9:06.393) and behind No. 12 Washington State (7:47.318) and No. 10 Harvard (7:58.251).

With the semifinals in the books, the Sooners will finish at the NCAA Championship on Sunday morning starting with the 1V4 at 7:40 a.m. CT in the C Final. OU will race against San Diego, Harvard, UCLA, Washington State and Louisville to decide placements of 13 through 18 overall.

The 2V8 will compete in the C Final at 8 a.m. CT in race to decide 14th through 19th along with San Diego, Louisville, Indiana, Wisconsin and Northeastern.

Competition for the Sooners will conclude with the 1V8 D Final at 8:10 a.m. against UMass, Boston U and Jacksonville. Points will then be awarded based on individual boat finishes to tabulate the final team finish overall. Oklahoma took No. 17 at the NCAA Championship last season.

Varsity Eight (C/D Semifinal)
1) No. 11 UCLA - 6:40.914
2) No. 14 Washington State - 6:43.896
3) No. 16 Louisville - 6:46.491
4) No. 18 Oklahoma - 6:56.767
5) No. 22 Jacksonville - 7:11.231

Second Varsity Eight (C/D Semifinal)
1) No. 16 Wisconsin - 6:55.484
2) No. 18 Oklahoma - 7:01.613
3) No. 17 San Diego - 7:05.364
4) No. 20 Boston U - 7:18.422
5) No. 22 Jacksonville - 7:42.389

Varsity Four (C/D Semifinal)
1) No. 12 Washington State - 7:47.318
2) No. 10 Harvard - 7:58.251
3) No. 19 Oklahoma - 7:59.385
4) No. 18 Northeastern - 8:17.089
5) No. 22 Jacksonville - 9:06.393

First Varsity 8
Rower  
Position
Ashley Carpenter
C
Heather Morris
S
Marilyn Kozlowski
7
Kristin Clift
6
Emmie Preskitt
5
Kellie O'Reilly
4
Victoria Wallace
3
Kim Moldenhauer
2
Reagan Collins
1
First Varsity 4
Rower  
Position
Lindsey McClure
C
Abbie Seremek
S
Maddie Wullschleger
3
Dale Main
2
Maegan Neihart
1
Second Varsity 8
Rower  
Position
Nicasia D'Allesandro
C
Laura Combs
S
Rachel Cantrell
7
Natalie Grimes
6
Daisy Beals
5
Megan Quinn
4
Callie Kinsey
3
Jenny O'Grady
2
Marissa Beene
1

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