No. 13 Rowing Set for B1G Championships
May 16, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - No. 13 Indiana Rowing is set for the 2014 Big Ten Championships on Sunday, May 18 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Racing gets underway at 9 am ET with a seven-lane finals-only regatta.
Big Ten Seeding Announced
"Seeding went well for us," said head coach Steve Peterson. "As a team overall, it's some of the best seeding we've had going into the Big Ten Championship. As we tell all the athletes, the one thing to remember is that seeding is just seeding. It's not going to get you the medal and so the whole big thing that we have to think about is racing and performing to the level where we've been seeded."
A Look at the Regular Season
Indiana ended the regular season with the sixth annual Dale England Cup, where the Hoosiers took second to then-No. 10 Notre Dame by just 14 points. IU's First Varsity 4 crew earned Big Ten Boat of the Week after upsetting the Fighting Irish, and beating Alabama and Rhode Island during the regatta.
"The Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 have really done a fantastic job this year," Peterson said. "The 1V8 from day one went out to set a new standard for Indiana and I think they've really done that. They've grown as a crew, they've gotten faster through the course of the season and each time they've faced a ranked crew, they've done better and better. So I'm really excited to see what we can do this weekend. The Second Varsity 8 has really stepped up. I think they started a little bit slower at the beginning of the year. During the Clemson race, they got a lot faster and they are finishing strong. We go out in practice every day and the 2V8 is challenging the 1V8 in every workout we do. The Varsity 4 is sort of the sleeper of the group and I feel like has really found its speed in the last couple weeks. Sweeping all three visitors at the Dale England Cup was just proof that they are ready to go. To have all of those crews, as well as our Novice and the other 4's, peeking at the right time is exactly what coaches try and plan for."
Two Hoosiers Selected to USRowing National Team Camps
"Mera has a really good shot at making the World Championship team this summer and it would just be amazing given the fact that three years ago before she got to IU she had never rowed. It's just a tribute to the work and effort that she's put in this year," Peterson said.
Treser is one of 16 athletes invited to the 2014 Women's Pre-Elite National Team Camp. This camp is focused towards developing younger athletes with National Team potential.
"Madison was part of the US Freshman ID Camp last year and has just been developing great, similar to Mera," Peterson said. "They keep improving every time we do a workout and this Pre-Elite Camp is the next step for her in giving her a chance to continue rowing after Indiana."
Big Ten Championships Schedule of Events
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