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.
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.
Directions to Riddle Point Park:
From Memorial Stadium, take 17th street to the bypass (45N/46E). Turn right on the bypass and follow it past the Indiana University Golf Course on your left. At the next traffic light, 45N and 46E will split. Turn left at this light, staying on 45 North/10th Street. Follow 45 North/10th Street for approximately seven miles and watch for a green sign for Lake Lemon/Riddle Point. Shortly after the green sign, at the top of the hill, you will take a left onto Tunnel Road. Follow Tunnel Road for approximately three miles and it will take you right into Riddle Point Park.