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Irish Claim Four Race Wins On Day One Of Oak Ridge/Cardinal Invite

Notre Dame won four races on the opening day of the Oak Ridge/Cardinal Invitational Saturday

March 16, 2013

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The University of Notre Dame rowing team logged four race victories during the opening day of races Saturday at the Oak Ridge/Cardinal Invitational on Melton Lake. Both the first and second women’s varsity eight, the women’s varsity four and the women’s novice four posted first place times on day one.

The Notre Dame varsity eight launch of coxswain Abby Meyers, Joanna Poinsatte, Stephanie O'Neill, Joanna Mulvey, Courtney Gaberino, Erin Boxberger, Ailish Sheehan, Anna Kottkamp and Molly Bruggeman posted a time of 6:40.70 to defeat Duke by more than four seconds (6:44.80). Kansas finished in third place with a time of 7:08.61.

In the first varsity four, coxswain Danni Schneider, Stella Willoughby, Madeline Loper, Elizabeth Kelley and Kelsey Sekanick cruised to victory in 7:53.90. Kansas followed in the runner-up position (8:00.40), with Duke claiming third (8:01.60).

The Notre Dame second varsity eight, comprised of coxswain Christina Dines, Ingrid Woelfel, Carlee Beckler, Rose Doerfler, Olivia Kacsits, Paige Aiello, Kelsey Haddad, Teresa Blumenstein and Teresa Rubinger led the pack by nearly 10 seconds, clocking in at a winning 6:55.30. Duke (7:04.40), Kansas (7:11.90) and Buffalo (8:01.20) rounded out the race field.

The Irish novice four claimed the fourth victory of the morning in a heads-up race with Buffalo. Notre Dame logged a time of 8:31.90 to defeat the Buffalo launch (8:49.20).

In other morning action for Notre Dame boats, the first novice eight (7:21.98), the second varsity four (7:51.06) and third varsity four (8:09.60) earned runner-up finishes in each crew’s respective races.

The Irish competed against defending national champion Virginia and Georgetown during the afternoon slate, claiming second place in the women’s first varsity eight (6:36.02), women’s second varsity eight (6:47.20), women’s first varsity four (7:35.10), women’s second varsity four (7:44.00) and women’s third varsity four (8:12.18).

The second day of the Oak Ridge/Cardinal Invitational resumes Sunday on Melton Lake. Notre Dame is scheduled to face Louisville and Miami (Fla.) during its final series of races Sunday morning.

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Event Calendar

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March 11
8:00 AM
Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational
Oak Ridge, TN
March 12
8:00 AM
Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational
Oak Ridge, TN
March 25
8:00 AM
Longhorn Invitational
Austin, TX
April 8
8:00 AM
Lake Natoma Invitational
Sacramento, CA
April 9
8:00 AM
Lake Natoma Invitational
Sacramento, CA
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Duel
Columbus, OH
April 29
8:00 AM
Dale England Cup
Bloomington, IN
May 14
8:00 AM
ACC Championship
Clemson, SC
May 26
8:00 AM
NCAA Championship
Mercer, NJ
May 27
8:00 AM
NCAA Championship
Mercer, NJ
May 28
8:00 AM
NCAA Championship
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