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Rhody Rowing Ready as Day One of NCAA Championships Delayed

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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INDIANAPOLIS - The first round of racing at the 2019 NCAA Rowing Championship will be delayed until Friday afternoon, the Indiana Sports Corp. announced Friday morning.

A storm in the Indianapolis area Thursday night left heavy debris on the race course. An updated schedule for the day is expected to be released at noon. The earliest the course would open for warmup would be 1 p.m. and the earliest race time would be 2 p.m. More information will be communicated once start time and schedule is determined.

Rhode Island's Varsity 8+ is grouped with third-seeded Stanford and sixth-seeded Michigan in its opening heat at the 2019 NCAA Championship.

The Rams' V8+ boat  is grouped with Stanford, Michigan, No. 11 Rutgers, No. 14 Harvard and No. 22 Marist. URI will race in Lane 1.

All three Rhode Island boats will race in Lane 1 of their respective opening races. In the Second Varsity 8+ flight, Rhody will be the 20th seed and compete against No. 4 California, No. 5 Virginia, No. 12 Indiana, No. 13 Harvard and No. 21 Gonzaga.

Rhode Island's Varsity 4+ boat, like the V8+, is seeded 19th. The Rams will go against No. 3 Texas, No. 6 Princeton, No. 11 Virginia, No. 14 Rutgers and No. 22 Marist.

All of the races from the championship will be streamed live via

Rhode Island Friday Morning Race Schedule
Varsity 8
Heat 3
9:24 a.m.

Second Varsity 8
Heat 4
10:24 a.m.

Varsity 4
Heat 3

11 a.m.

Rhode Island Lineups
Varsity 8+
Cox    Karen Petrik
Stroke Erika Pena
7 Seat Emily Winslow
6 Seat Maddie Van Ummersen
5 Seat Allie Reilly
4 Seat Katie Shattuck
3 Seat Jennae Alexander
2 Seat Sage Iacovazzi
Bow    Katie Usher

Second Varsity 8+
Cox     Brenna Kelly
Stroke Mekenzie Mattheson
7 Seat Madalyn Saporito
6 Seat Sarah Dudinski
5 Seat Kira McCully
4 Seat Erin Shober
3 Seat Kat Gillies
2 Seat Anna Sampson
Bow    Kelsey Williams

Varsity 4+
Cox     Tory Bauer
Stroke Tinsley Copeland
3 Seat Morgan Cody 
2 Seat Stephanie Erlacher
Bow     Julia Fortin

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