April 16, 2016
LIVE RESULTS (Twitter)
Saturday Schedule (All ET)
12pm: 1st Varsity Four – vs. California & Iowa (3rd – 7:34.48)
12:30pm: 2nd Varsity Eight – vs. California & Iowa (2nd – 6:32.72)
1pm: 1st Varsity Eight – vs. California & Iowa (2nd – 6:29.67)
1:30pm: 2nd Varsity Four – vs. Brown & Gonzaga (2nd – 7:28.80)
7pm: 1st Varsity Four – vs. Stanford & Wisconsin (3rd – 7:47.01)
7:30pm: 2nd Varsity Eight – vs. Stanford & Wisconsin (2nd – 6:39.35)
8pm: 1st Varsity Eight – vs. Stanford & Wisconsin (3rd – 6:36.43)
8:30pm: 2nd Varsity Four (Grand Final) – vs. California & Brown (3rd – 7:28.17)
Sunday Schedule (All ET)
11:30am: 1st Varsity Four – vs. Gonzaga, Wisconsin & Iowa
12pm: 2nd Varsity Eight – vs. Gonzaga, Wisconsin & Iowa
12:35pm: 1st Varsity Eight – vs. Gonzaga, Wisconsin & Iowa
By Russell Dorn
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – On a beautiful Saturday in northern California, the University of Notre Dame rowing team turned in a solid day one at the Lake Natoma Invitational, as the No. 18 Irish competed against a field that featured six other ranked foes.
The second varsity eight registered a pair of second-place finishes, posting a time of 6:32.72 in the morning race against No. 2 California and No. 16 Iowa. In the evening session, the group again placed second (6:39.35) against No. 7 Stanford and No. 12 Wisconsin.
In other races, the first varsity eight placed second (6:29.67) against the Golden Bears and Hawkeyes and the second varsity four earned a runner-up spot (7:28.80) against No. 1 Brown and No. 15 Gonzaga.
The first varsity four had a pair of third-place finishes (7:34.48 and 7:47.01).
Notre Dame closed out the evening with a third-place finish (7:28.17) against No. 1 Brown and No. 2 Cal and a third-place showing (6:36.43) versus No. 7 Stanford and No. 12 Wisconsin in the first varsity eight.
“We raced fairly well today, but we will know more after tomorrow,” said head coach Martin Stone. “The conditions were beautiful and very fair. The second varsity raced extremely well, as did the varsity 8.”
Notre Dame closes out the weekend Sunday against Gonzaga, Wisconsin and Iowa.
For results, please follow “@NatomaInvite” on Twitter. Results will be tweeted at the conclusion of each race. The results of each racing session will be posted on Calbears.com and row2k.com.
For more information on the Notre Dame rowing program, follow the Irish on Facebook (/NDWomensRowing) and Twitter (@NDRowing).
Russell Dorn, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2011 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame volleyball, rowing and baseball programs. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dorn graduated from Furman University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history before earning his master’s degree in sports communications from Georgia State University in 2011.