Rams Open Spring at Cooper Sprints Sunday

Rams Open Spring at Cooper Sprints Sunday

Complete Schedule

Race Results

– Rhode Island opens its spring season Sunday morning at the 2019 Cooper Sprints, which will be held on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J.

The Rams will be part of the 15-team field competing in the Cooper Sprints. No. 20 Duke is the top-ranked team in the field, and it is one of four ACC school competing. Also from the ACC are Boston College, Clemson and North Carolina. Other conferences represented this weekend with be the AAC (Southern Methodist), Big 10 (Rutgers), Big 12 (Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia), the CAA (Drexel, Villanova) and the Patriot League (Bucknell, Navy). Fellow Atlantic 10 competitor Massachusetts rounds out the field.

Two schools from last season's NCAA Championship will be in the Cooper Sprints – Rhode Island and Navy.

Each flight will have three early morning heats. The winner of each heat plus the next three fastest times will qualify for the Grand Final of each flight. The boats from each flight that have the seventh through the 12th fastest heat times will move on to the Petite Final. The remaining boats will be in the Third Level Final.

In the Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 heats, Rhode Island will race against Villanova, Oklahoma, Navy and Drexel.

In the Varsity Four, Rhode Island's opening heat is against Villanova, Boston College and Southern Methodist.

In the Second Varsity 4, the Rams take on Massachusetts, Kansas, Oklahoma and Drexel.

Rhode Island Race Schedule
Event 1 – Varsity 8
8:18 a.m.
Heat 3 – vs. Villanova, Oklahoma, Navy, Drexel

Event 2 – Second Varsity 8
8:36 a.m.
Heat 2 – vs. Villanova, Oklahoma, Drexel, Navy

Event 3 – Varsity Four
9:12 a.m.
Heat 3 – vs. Villanova, Boston College, Southern Methodist

Event 5 – Second Varsity 4
9:39 a.m.

Heat 1 – vs. Massachusetts, Kansas, Oklahoma, Drexel

Varsity 8

11:03 a.m – Third Level Final
11:12 a.m. – Petite Final
11:21 a.m. – Grand Final

Second Varsity 8
11:30 a.m – Third Level Final
11:39 a.m. – Petite Final
11:48 a.m. – Grand Final

Varsity 4
11:57 a.m – Third Level Final
12:06 p.m. – Petite Final
12:15 p.m. – Grand Final

Second Varsity 4
12:42 p.m. – Petite Final
12:51 p.m. – Grand Final

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

Cox – Brenna Kelly
Stroke – Mekenzie Mattheson
7 Seat – Madalyn Saporito
6 Seat – Sarah Dudinski
5 Seat – Kelsey Williams
4 Seat – Erin Shober
3 Seat – Hannah Faretra
2 Seat – Anna Sampson
Bow – Kira McCully

Cox – Tory Bauer
Stroke – Tinsley Copeland
3 Seat –  Julia Fortin
2 Seat – Josephine Grady
Bow – Morgan Cody

Cox – Olivia Bleier
Stroke – Stephanie Erlacher
3 Seat –  Katherine Bradley
2 Seat – Kat Gillies
Bow – Rachel Fabel