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Rowing Heads to Cardinal Invitational
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/15/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. - Coming off of a two-win spring opener against ACC rival Clemson and Eastern Michigan last weekend, the Duke rowing team takes to the water again this Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, at the Cardinal Invitational on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

In the inaugural regatta hosted by Louisville, Duke will compete in 17 races, including two each on Saturday in the V8, V4, N8, 2V8, 2V4 and 3V4, and one each on Sunday in the V8, V4, N8, 2V8 and 2V4. Duke will compete against host Louisville, Notre Dame, Kansas, Eastern Michigan, Alabama and reigning NCAA Champion Virginia.

After besting Clemson in the varsity eight and second varsity four on opening weekend, Duke will use the same lineups in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four. The V8 crew of Caroline Kiritsy (cox.), Emily Theys, Claire Vannelli, Grace Cassidy, Laura Sciarrino, Tara Dalton, Hannah Hewitt, Alex Stonehill and Katie Dukovich edged Clemson by less than two seconds last Saturday and will look to keep that momentum in three races this weekend.

Rowing in the 2V8 will be Simone Pitre (cox.), Caroline Williams, Julie Rohde, Victoria Tsamis, Katie Burke, Allison Beattie, Nicole Antoine, Sophia Staal and Kaila Perez, which turned in a time of 7:00.7 in their first race of the spring to finish ahead of Eastern Michigan.

In the V4, Ashleigh Anne McKinney, Mary Wilson, Rachel Wolsfelt, Dana Lerro and Sydney Johnson will look to build on their 7:46.2 showing last weekend that trailed Clemson by just over six seconds in their first race.

In the 2V4, Sarah Baker, Emily Hyland, Patricia Kolman, Jeanette Llorens and Kathleen Lyons will look to earn their second straight win after topping Clemson on March 9.

In the N8, Jane McConnell, Heather Seeley, Courtney Bibbs, Lily Zheng, Ashley Heywood, Masha Taskindoust, Ivonna Dumunyan, Lauren Musso and Nicole Favre will compete. Duke's 2N8 includes Karolina Wadolowska, Kshipra Hemal, Amber Oliver, Sarah Wall, Noura von Brisen, Katie Walter, Jessica Prescott, Katherine Chernova and Emily Hadley.

Finally, in the 3V4, Wadolowska and Hemal will double up alongside Altelisha Taylor, Sarah Mayo and Emi Marchetti.

Cardinal Invitational
March 16-17, 2013
Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Melton Lake)
Duke Race Schedule

Saturday, March 16
11:04 a.m.           Varsity Eight
11:12 a.m.           Varsity Four
11:20 a.m.           Novice Eight
11:28 a.m.           Second Varsity Eight
11:36 a.m.           Second Varsity Four
11:44 a.m.           Third Varsity Four

3:28 p.m.             Varsity Eight
3:36 p.m.             Varsity Four
3:44 p.m.             Novice Eight
3:52 p.m.             Second Varsity Eight
4:00 p.m.             Second Varsity Four
4:08 p.m.             Third Varsity Four

Sunday, March 17
9:28 a.m.              Varsity Eight
9:36 a.m.              Varsity Four
9:44 a.m.              Novice Eight
9:52 a.m.              Second Varsity Eight
10:00 a.m.           Second Varsity Four