May 12, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame rowing team returns to action this weekend at the Aramark South/Central Regional Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn., with the Irish varsity eight crew carrying its highest ranking in school history — 10th in this week’s Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/US Rowing Poll — into the competition. This will be Notre Dame’s regatta since capturing its third consecutive BIG EAST championship two weeks ago.
Last year, the Irish finished seventh in the overall team competition with four of its five boats — second varsity eight, first varsity four, open four and novice eight — advancing to the Grand Finals.
This year, Notre Dame will once again have five boats competing in the events — open four, novice eight, first varsity four, second varsity eight and varsity eight.
Action begins on Saturday morning. Below is schedule of events for Saturday’s preliminary heats, semifinals and repechage races.
Open Four: Heat 1 (9:00 a.m.) Indiana, Ohio State, Miami, Michigan and Virginia B
Heat 2 (9:10 a.m.) Tennessee, NOTRE DAME B, Wisconsin, Ohio State B, Virginia and Louisville
Heat 3 (9:20 a.m.) North Carolina, NOTRE DAME , Duke, Cincinnati and Texas
Semifinal A/B1 (2:00 p.m.) Semifinal A/B2 (2:10 p.m.)
First Novice Eight: Heat 1 (9:30 a.m.) Central Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina and NOTRE DAME
Heat 2 (9:40 a.m.) Tennessee, Clemson, Kansas State, Indiana, Michigan State, Kansas, Ohio State
Repechage 1 (2:20 p.m.) Repechage 2 (2:30 p.m.)
First Varsity Four: Heat 1 (10:00 a.m.) Duke, Ohio State, Minnesota, Tennessee, Louisville, Cincinnati
Heat 2 (10:10 a.m.) Kansas State, NOTRE DAME, Michigan State, Michigan, Clemson, Kansas
Heat 3 (10:20 a.m.) Miami, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Central Florida, Iowa
Semifinal A/B1 (2:40 p.m.) Semifinal A/B2 (2:50 p.m.)
Second Varsity Eight: Heat 1 (10:30 a.m.) Kansas, Texas, Ohio State, NOTRE DAME, Clemson
Heat 2 (10:40 a.m.) Indiana, Louisville, Virginia, Wisconsin, Miami
Heat 3 (10:50 a.m.) North Carolina, Duke, Michigan State, Tennessee, Iowa
Heat 4 (11:00 a.m.) Cincinnati, Central Florida, Michigan, Minnesota and Kansas State
Semifinal C/D1 (3:00 p.m.) Semifinal C/D2 (3:10 p.m.) Semifinal A/B1 (3:20 p.m.) Semifinal A/B2 (3:30 p.m.)
First Varsity Eight:
Heat 1 (11:10 a.m.) Indiana, Central Florida, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Kansas
Heat 2 (11:20 a.m.) Kansas State, Duke, Michigan, Tennessee, Clemson
Heat 3 (11:30 a.m.) North Carolina, Louisville, Minnesota, NOTRE DAME, Miami
Heat 4 (11:40 a.m.) SMU, Texas, Michigan State, Virginia, Iowa, Cincinnati
Semifinal C/D1 (3:40 p.m.) Semifinal C/D2 (3:50 p.m.) Semifinal A/B1 (4:00 p.m.) Semifinal A/B2 (4:10 p.m.)