Rowing to Visit Hoosiers

  • By Jonathan Hevron
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  • April 04, 2014 11:54 AM
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Jimmy King
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia rowing team travels to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in a dual regatta on April 5 on Lake Lemon.
"The Indiana crews will be formidable opponents for us this weekend,” says coach Jimmy King. “Our timing is still off, and if we are going to compete successfully against the Hoosiers, our crews will need to be on point against this caliber of competition."
Racing is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, with a scrimmage between the two squads set for later this afternoon. The Mountaineers and Hoosiers will compete in three varsity eights, two varsity fours and a novice eight.
WVU is coming off a scrimmage against George Mason on the Monongahela River on March 29.  WVU raced an A and a B boat in each flight of the friendly, and the 4 x 1000-meter legs were capped at a stroke rate 28. The Mountaineers opened their spring slate at the Oak Ridge Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tenn., with a total of 18 races featuring crews from Dayton, Minnesota, Virginia, Louisville, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Duke, Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Kansas.
Indiana’s latest performance was at home against Dayton and Duqeusne. The Hoosiers competed in three 2,000-meter races, winning the first varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four. Indiana won the first varsity eight race by 27 seconds with a time of 6:43.2 and its second varsity eight crew took its heat with a time of 6:57.9. Indiana completed the sweep with time of 7:38.1.