Hoosiers to Host Third Annual Dale England Cup This Weekend
March 30, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana rowing team will play host to Boston University, Gonzaga and Michigan State in the third annual Dale England Cup on April 1-2, at Riddle Point Park on Lake Lemon in Bloomington.
Friday's racing gets underway at 4:24 p.m. ET with IU racing Gonzaga, opening three sessions of 2,000-meter pieces. The first race on Saturday's morning session is slated for 8:36 a.m. and will be between Boston and IU, while the afternoon session will get underway at 11:24 a.m. with IU taking on Michigan State.
The Hoosiers will look to defend their 2010 Dale England Cup title after finishing with a final score of 101 points, with both Boston and Michigan State returning to Lake Lemon for a second showing in the Cup. Indiana beat out Boston University (93 pts.), Central Florida (90 pts.), Miami (31 pts.) and Dayton (26 pts.) in 2010, while Michigan State won the inaugural Dale England Cup in 2009.
IU is coming off a successful weekend where it saw both Varsity 8 boats and its Novice 8 boat win races in the Indiana Invitational at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Indiana's First Varsity 8 crew, made up of Alex Burkle (coxswain), Shifumi Terasaka, Asja Zero, Karlijn Keijzer, Elisabeth Kleipool, Rachel Anderson, Cara Donley, Kathryn Laine, and Jaclyn Riedel, took home Big Ten Boat of the Week honors after beating out Notre Dame (6:29.0) by a full second in 6:28.0, while handedly beating Purdue (6:46.9) and Eastern Michigan (7:25.0).
The Second Varsity 8 crew finished more than five seconds ahead of Notre Dame (6:37.8) to win their race in 6:32.0, with Purdue coming in third in 7:08.8. The first Novice 8 crew dominated, much like the Varsity 8 boats, beating Notre Dame (7:39.6) by more than 17 seconds with a time of 7:22.0. Purdue took third in 7:42.5. The second Novice 8 crew finished in 7:57.2, behind Purdue (7:40.0).
Dale England Cup admission and parking is free to spectators both Friday and Saturday at Riddle Point Park.
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