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U-M Finds Positives in Races vs. No. 2 Texas in First House Motion

» The Wolverines and Longhorns dodged the rain to get pleasure from improbable climate on Belleville Lake with minimal winds and loads of solar.

» U-M’s 1V8 got here in 9.02 seconds behind the highest Longhorn boat.

» The Wolverines had been on the water at Belleville, marking the primary of two dwelling occasion this season (Might 2 Senior Day).

Web site: Belleville Lake (Belleville, Mich.)
Occasion: Michigan vs. Texas
First Varsity Eight End: 6:44.12 (2nd)
Subsequent U-M Occasion: Sat-Solar., April 17-18 — at Huge Ten Invitational (Cincinnati, Ohio), 8 a.m.

BELLEVILLE, Mich. — The No. 7-ranked College of Michigan rowing program measured up in opposition to one of many nation’s high packages at Belleville Lake on Saturday (April 10), racing in opposition to No. 2-ranked Texas in 4 occasions. The Longhorns bought the higher of U-M all through the schedule, however for a Wolverine group that’s constructing in direction of a late-season push, there have been nonetheless positives to be discovered, starting with the chance to race at dwelling for the primary time since Might 2019.

The Wolverines and Longhorns loved improbable climate on Belleville Lake this morning, with minimal winds and loads of solar. The 2 groups rowed head-to-head in first and second varsity eight and varsity 4 races, with one U-M intrasquad closing out the five-event schedule.

The primary varsity eight boat raced first. It was a clear begin to the race and UT bought off the road shortly. At 750 meters, the Longhorn coxswain had overlap with U-M’s bow seat and the space grew to open water close to the midway level. Each crews made a transfer, however Texas held the Wolverines off and opened their lead solely barely, to greater than a ship size. U-M started its dash early and caught up floor towards the end line, however a robust second-half to the race was not sufficient to beat the lead UT constructed and the Longhorns crossed 9.02 seconds forward at 6:25.5.

Within the 2V8 race, UT had one other sturdy begin and started strolling on the Wolverines previous the 500-meter mark, working to a ship size of open water close to the hallway level. The Longhorns pushed and prolonged that lead over the latter half of the race, coming in at 6:28.6 with U-M 15.52 seconds behind.

The primary varsity 4 race was the third occasion of the morning, and Texas constructed a three-to-four seat lead within the first 100 meters, placing open water on the Wolverines close to the quarter mark of the race. The Longhorns upped the lead via the midway level of the race earlier than U-M responded with a transfer of its personal. In the long run, it was UT taking the win in 7:27.49 with U-M crossing at 7:46.73.

The ultimate race of the day that included the Longhorns was the 2V4/3V4 occasion. Texas’ second 4 took an early lead on each U-M boats and was up about 4 seats after the primary few hundred meters. UT opened that result in a ship and a half of open water previous the midway level of the race, however U-M clawed again over the second 1,000 meters. In the long run, U-M had its closest margin of the day (+6.73) because it crossed in 7:37.51.

The Wolverines are actually three occasions into this spring season, however there may be loads of time for this group and its high boats to get quicker. This season is even youthful for Texas, competing for the primary time this spring, which illustrates simply how a lot time nonetheless stays earlier than the NCAA Championships on the finish of Might.

U-M returns to the state of Ohio subsequent Saturday and Sunday (April 17-18) for the Huge Ten Invitational in Cincinnati. It will likely be the third time in 5 weekends this spring that U-M has made the brief journey south. The majority of the convention, which has seven groups ranked within the high 20, shall be represented.


First Varsity Eight

1. Texas — 6:25.5

2. MICHIGAN — 6:34.52

Second Varsity Eight

1. Texas — 6:28.6

2. MICHIGAN — 6:44.12

First Varsity 4

1. Texas — 7:27.49

2. MICHIGAN — 7:46.73

Second Varsity 4

1. Texas — 7:30.78

2. MICHIGAN — 7:37.51

3. MICHIGAN (3V4) — 8:11.16

Novice 4/Novice Eight

1. MICHIGAN 1N4 — 7:48.36

2. MICHIGAN 3N4 — 7:56.18

3. MICHIGAN 2N4 — 8:00.11

4. MICHIGAN 1N8 — 8:13.91

Michigan Lineup

1V8: Charlotte Powers (coxswain), Annika Hoffmann, Tayla-Might Bentley, Madison Byrd, Lilia Duncan, Grace Collins, Kate Burns, Noa Sreden, Julia Gehlert

2V8: Darien Moses (coxswain), Delaney Evans, Emma Luniewicz, Ember Larson, Paige Badenhorst, Abigail Dent, Victoria Cooke, Annaka Draaisma, Aubrey Fitts

1V4: Madelyn Ball, Megan Hinkle, Olivia McMullen, Lauren Benitez, Kayla Ehrlich (coxswain)

2V4: Kathryn Ward, Taylor Toudouze, Tara Flaherty, Haven Essien, Alexandra Gabel (coxswain)

3V4: Lara Vanderbilt, Lauren Sickmiller, Ally Eggleton, Hadley Camp, Eliese Hornberger-Rocco (coxswain)

1N4: Isabel Mezei, Elle Caton, Katie Lucken, Brooke Gietzen, Religion Bridgeman (coxswain)

2N4: Olivia Krum, Lily Pence, Julia Casey, Sophia Rallis, Ainslie Evans (coxswain)

3N4: Olivia Olk, Ashley Veldheer, Chloe Pulick, Annika Ehrlacher, Rocky Morabito (coxswain)

1N8: Caitlin Dusenbury (coxswain), Lauren Langley, Kate Kikilo, Kaylin Eighmey, Molly Maloy, Alexandria Reinert, Lauren Nemeh, Grace Haller, Brooke Harrison

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