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Irish Rowers Win Two Races At The Head Of The Grand

Oct. 14, 2000

East Lansing, Mich. – The Notre Dame rowing team won two races Saturday at the Head of the Grand Regatta on the Grand River in East Lansing, Mich. The Irish took gold medals in the First Novice Eight and the Open Pairs race, while finishing second in the Pairs and the Second Novice Eight.

The regatta, a 3,300 meter course, opened with the First Novice Eight race. The Irish team of Madison, Seidl, Dzeidzic, Hayzen, Mattessich, Moranski, Keefer, Long, McCaffery, rowing in their first collegiate race, outdistanced Michigan State’s first boat by eight seconds, finishing in a time of 12:26.

In the Open Pairs event, the Irish had great success taking four of the first six places. The team of sophomores Becky Luckett and Ashlee Warren, who rowed on the novice roster last season, continued their early success by winning the race in 13:04. It was the second win in two weeks for the pair as they won the season’s inaugural race at the Chicago Chase. The duo of freshman Diane Price and sophomore Ann Marie Dillhoff were second in 13:12, eight seconds behind Luckett and Warren, while junior Katherine Burnett and freshman Jayme Szefc were fourth in 13:17.

The Irish Varsity Eight team of Dillhoff, Melissa Alberding, Julia Kelly, Casey Buckstaff, Luckett, Warren, Burnett, Szefc and coxswain Erin Kiernicki placed third in a time of 11:12. Michigan State, who placed eighth at the 2000 NCAA Championships as a team, was first and second in 10:41 and 11:04, respectively.

The Irish also placed fourth and fifth in the Varsity Four race and was second in the Second Novice Eight race.

Notre Dame has two weeks off before competing at the Head of the Elk Regatta Sunday, Oct. 29, in Elkhart, Ind.

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
East Lansing, Michigan
October 14, 2000

The Course: A 3300 meter head race style course on the Grand River

The Conditions: Temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s, medium tail-wind building to a strong tail-wind by the end of racing, water stayed relatively flat for much of the racing

The Results:
Novice 8+ – A Flight
1. UND A?? 12:26?? Madison, Seidl, Dzeidzic, Hayzen, Mattessich, Moranski, Keefer, Long, McCaffery 2. MSU A?? 12:32 3. MSU D?? 13:52 4. MSU E?? 14:21

Varsity Pairs- 1. UND A?? 13:04?? Luckett, Warren 2. UND C?? 13:12?? Price, Dillhoff 3. MSU A?? 13:15 4. UND B?? 13:17?? Burnett, Szefc 5. MSU D?? 13:28 6. UND D?? 13:29?? Murphy, Starks 7. MSU B?? 13:37 8. MSU C?? 13:43 9. UND F?? 13:50?? Buckstaff, Kelly 10. UND E? 13:55?? Aull, Ashe

Varsity 4+ 1. MSU A?? 12:21 2. MSU B?? 12:27 3. MSU C?? 12:42 4. UND A?? 13:01?? Driscoll, Andrews, Manske, Campbell, Markstahler 5. UND B?? 13:26?? Murray, Spacht, Gurucharri, Amoni, Swan 6. MSU D?? DNS

Novice 8+ – B Flight 1. MSU B?? 13:14 2. UND B?? 13:15?? Starnes, Marinangli, Silliman, Hellrung, Matovich, Oess, Lent, Leibowitz, Shum 3. MSU C?? 15:16

Varsity 8+ 1. MSU A?? 10:41 2. MSU B?? 11:04 3. UND A?? 11:12?? Dillhoff, Alberding, Kelly, Buckstaff, Luckett, Warren, Burnett, Szefc, Kiernicki 4. UND B?? 11:24?? Starks, Kinnier, Price, McCalden, Laquinta, Murphy, Aull, Ashe, Bula 5. MSU C?? 11:56 6. UND C?? 12:03?? Spacht, Shea, Amoni, Schmidt, Drennen, Gurucharri, Carr, Myers, Markstahler ?