Opening Day Heats Set for 2019 NCAA Championship

Opening Day Heats Set for 2019 NCAA Championship

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2019 NCAA Championship Schedule

Indianapolis - Rhode Island's Varsity 8+ is grouped with third-seeded Stanford and sixth-seeded Michigan in its opening heat at the 2019 NCAA Championship, which begins competition Friday morning.

The Rams' V8+ boat - which is seeded 19th in the 22-team field - will race at 9:24 a.m. on the first day of competition. Rhody 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. That race is slated for 10:24 a.m.

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. That heat will go off at 11 a.m.

All teams will have a second round of racing Friday afternoon. Results in the morning heats will determine lane assignments for the Repechage round, which will begin with the Division III Second Varsity 8+ race at 3:48 p.m.

All of the races from the championship will be streamed live via NCAA.com.

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