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IU finishes 13th at NCAA Rowing Championships


The IU women's rowing team practices at Lake Lemon during the 2016 season. The Hoosiers finished 13th at the NCAA Championships on Friday and Saturday. IDS file photo

IU made its fifth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Rowing Championships this past Friday and Saturday, and the Hoosiers finished 13th out of 22 teams. Entering the weekend, IU Coach Steve Patterson's squad was seeded 14th.

IU's first varsity four made the biggest contribution for the team, placing 10th in their final race. The Hoosiers saw their best performance from a four-woman boat at the event since 2014.

As for the 1V8, they finished sixth in their petite final to earn 12th overall. In a neck-and-neck race with the University of Southern California, Washington State and Wisconsin, the Hoosier's 2V8 placed fourth in the C final to take home 16th place.

Despite earning their second-worst team finish at the NCAA Championships in the past five years, the Hoosiers had plenty of bright spots, as two of their three boats exceeded their original seedings.

Will Coleman

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