COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 20 Duke rowing team returned to action Saturday at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio, with three races against No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State and Notre Dame. The Blue Devils came away with a trio of third-place performances and two fourths.
Opening the day was the V8, which took third in 6:29.8. Ohio State won in 6:20.0 while Michigan was slightly behind in 6:24.8. Notre Dame rounded out the race in 6:32.1.
The Blue Devils’ V4 also claimed third with a time of 7:24.1, trailing Michigan (7:08.0) and Ohio State (7:10.7) and cruising past Notre Dame (7:34.7).
The final third-place finish of the day came from the 7:38.1 time of the 2V4. The host Buckeyes took the race in 7:22.9 while the Wolverines were second in 7:28.5 and Notre Dame fourth (7:43.7).
Duke’s 2V8 placed fourth in 6:43.9, just being edged out by the Fighting Irish boat that posted a 6:43.6 mark. Michigan won in 6:28.9 with Ohio State in 6:32.0.
Wrapping up the Blue Devils’ day was the 3V8, which took fourth in 7:14.2. Michigan claimed the race in 6:52.7 with Ohio State (6:59.2) in second and Notre Dame (7:00.2) in third.
The Blue Devils are back in action next weekend with their second trip to Clemson this season as they will take part in the Clemson Invite on Saturday and Sunday.
1. Ohio State - 6:20.0
2. Michigan - 6:24.8
3. Duke - 6:29.8
4. Notre Dame - 6:32.1
1. Michigan - 6:28.9
2. Ohio State - 6:32.0
3. Notre Dame - 6:43.6
4. Duke - 6:43.9
1. Michigan - 7:08.0
2. Ohio State - 7:10.7
3. Duke - 7:24.1
4. Notre Dame - 7:34.7
1. Ohio State - 7:22.9
2. Michigan - 7:28.5
3. Duke - 7:38.1
4. Notre Dame - 7:43.7
1. Michigan - 6:52.7
2. Ohio State - 6:59.2
3. Notre Dame - 7:00.2
4. Duke - 7:14.2
V8 - Meagan Lew, Megan Conroy, Sarah Fletcher, Isabel Ruby-Hill, Olivia Mendonca, Shannon Tierney, Sophie Simister, Katherine Maitland and Elizabeth Horne
2V8 - Karly Pearson, Lelia Boley, Jessica Findlay, Kiernan Spencer, Abby Artmann, Rhea Bergman, Celia Macrae, Taji Phillips and Phoebe Donovan
3V8 - Rani Duff, Grace Garverick, Isabel Ruffin, Madison Brown, Sara Varsames, Anna Jenkins, Kiamya Philson, Cassie Ingram and Alexa Campbell
V4 - Tara Fagan, Caroline Willis, Tara Christensen, Bella Miller and Karley Whelan
2V4 - Jiahui Liao, Tani O'Neill, Julia Weber, Danielle Lodge and Marissa Donadio