NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Advance to A/B Semifinal Races in All Three Events

The Scarlet Knights’ Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, and Varsity 4 boats will all race in Saturday morning’s A/B semifinals, where the top three qualify for Sunday’s grand final  

SARASOTA, Fla. – No. 7 Rutgers rowing advanced all three of its boats to the A/B semifinals at the NCAA Championships after heat and repechage racing on Friday at Nathan Benderson Park.
 
With the top two boats in each Friday morning heat advancing to Saturday’s A/B semifinals, the Scarlet Knights’ Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 boats took the direct route to the next round with runner-up finishes in their heats. The eights placed second in 6:22.098, about four seconds off No. 3 Stanford’s winning pace and with open water ahead of the rest of the field. The fours also placed second with a time of 7:12.124 behind Stanford, but put plenty of open between runner-up and third through fifth, which included No. 10 Duke, No. 12 Southern Methodist, and No. 15 Wisconsin.
 
The Second Varsity 8 earned their A/B semifinal berth with a victory in Friday afternoon’s repechage, which offered a second chance to move on to the top two boats in each repechage. After finishing third in their morning heat, the crew rebounded with a two-second win in a time of 6:36.481 to advance over No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 10 Duke, and No. 11 Princeton. That was an improvement over their morning time of 6:42.09.
 
Saturday’s semifinals will have three spots up for grabs for Sunday’s grand final, which crowns the nation’s top six boats in each event. The fourth through sixth place boats in the A/B semifinal move to Sunday’s petite finals for national places 7-12.
 
Saturday Schedule
Varsity 8 – A/B Semifinals at 8:36 and 8:48 a.m.
Second Varsity 8 – A/B Semifinals at 9:24 and 9:36 a.m.
Varsity 4 – A/B Semifinals at 10:12 and 10:24 a.m.

RESULTS
Varsity 8 (Heat)  

PlaceEntryLane500m *1000m *1500m *TimeMargin
1No. 3 Stanford301:33.21903:06.932
01:33.713
04:42.454
01:35.522
06:18.170
01:35.716
2No. 7 Rutgers401:35.45403:10.592
01:35.138
04:47.150
01:36.558
06:22.098
01:34.948
03.928
3No. 9 Syracuse501:37.10203:15.746
01:38.644
04:55.644
01:39.898
06:34.952
01:39.308
16.782
4No. 13 Alabama201:37.03903:15.606
01:38.567
04:55.636
01:40.030
06:36.824
01:41.188
18.654
5Navy101:39.24903:20.754
01:41.505
05:04.658
01:43.904
06:46.676
01:42.018
28.506
6Marist601:43.91703:26.255
01:42.338
05:17.974
01:51.719
07:01.628
01:43.654
43.458

Second Varsity 8 (Heat)

PlaceEntryLane500m *1000m *1500m *TimeMargin
1No. 1 Texas301:36.33403:12.888
01:36.554
04:50.972
01:38.084
06:29.352
01:38.380
2No. 8 California201:37.41903:15.198
01:37.779
04:55.958
01:40.760
06:36.338
01:40.380
06.986
3No. 7 Rutgers401:39.75903:19.214
01:39.455
05:00.822
01:41.608
06:42.092
01:41.270
12.740
4No. 16 Washington St501:42.14903:24.294
01:42.145
05:08.120
01:43.826
06:51.970
01:43.850
22.618
5Navy101:44.65403:31.084
01:46.430
05:20.988
01:49.904
07:08.466
01:47.478
39.114

Varsity 4 (Heat)

PlaceEntryLane500m *1000m *1500m *TimeMargin
1No. 3 Stanford301:43.84203:30.156
01:46.314
05:17.732
01:47.576
07:03.276
01:45.544
2No. 7 Rutgers201:45.66403:33.456
01:47.792
05:22.860
01:49.404
07:12.124
01:49.264
08.848
3No. 10 Duke401:47.87703:38.324
01:50.447
05:31.008
01:52.684
07:21.076
01:50.068
17.800
4No. 12 SMU501:47.36703:38.574
01:51.207
05:32.128
01:53.554
07:21.624
01:49.496
18.348
5No. 15 Wisconsin101:50.79403:43.470
01:52.676
05:39.874
01:56.404
07:36.214
01:56.340
32.938

Second Varsity 8 (Repechage)

PlaceEntryLane500m *1000m *1500m *TimeMargin
1No. 7 Rutgers401:37.85603:15.733
01:37.877
04:56.424
01:40.691
06:36.481
01:40.057
2No. 15 Wisconsin201:38.97403:18.030
01:39.056
04:57.887
01:39.857
06:38.546
01:40.659
02.065
3No. 10 Duke301:38.10603:17.523
01:39.417
05:00.270
01:42.747
06:44.671
01:44.401
08.190
4No. 11 Princeton501:38.26903:19.700
01:41.431
05:03.664
01:43.964
06:46.361
01:42.697
09.880
5Navy101:43.42103:24.267
01:40.846
05:08.384
01:44.117
06:53.279
01:44.895
16.798
6Marist601:43.68603:29.140
01:45.454
05:16.337
01:47.197
07:00.126
01:43.789
23.645
7Gonzaga701:43.59103:26.620
01:43.029
05:14.614
01:47.994
07:01.921
01:47.307
25.440

LINEUPS
Varsity 8 Lineup
8: Femke Paulis
7: Emma Hopkins
6: Hannah Heideveld
5: Meaghan Schneid
4: Luisa Neerschulte
3: Olivia Maxton
2: Emily Kean
1: Karin Brandner
Coxswain: Emily Mahaffy

Second Varsity 8 Lineup (morning heat)
8: Rosemarijn Luteijn
7: Sophia Catuogno
6: Sorcha O’Donnell
5: Kathleen Butler
4: Megan Evans
3: Tessa Catuogno
2: Christina Pender
1: Ellen White
Coxswain: Stephanie Welsh

Second Varsity 8 Lineup (afternoon repechage)
1: Sophia Catuogno
2: Rosemarijn Luteijn
3: Kathleen Butler
4: Sorcha O’Donnell
5: Ellen White
6: Christina Pender
7: Tessa Catuogno
8: Megan Evans
Coxswain: Stephanie Welsh

Varsity 4 Lineup
4: Jordan Policari
3: Gabriele Bagdonas
2: Tanisha Franke
1: Emily Meade
Coxswain: Rachel Usen


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