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Day One in the Books at NCAA Rowing Championship
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Indianapolis, Ind. - On the first day of the NCAA Championship, the Oklahoma rowing team competed in both the opening morning of racing and the afternoon repechage heats at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

Competing as the No. 18 seed, the Sooner first varsity eight took fifth in its opening race of the morning with a time of 6:51.992 in the second of four 1V8 heats. Later in the day in its repechage, the 1V8 placed sixth out of seven teams in 6:46.331.

The top two teams in the morning heats advanced to Saturday's top semifinals while the remaining teams competed in the afternoon repechage racing. The top two teams from repechage also qualified for the top semifinals and the remainder will race in the secondary semifinals Saturday.

The No. 18-seeded OU 2V8 also placed fifth in its opening competition, finishing in 6:58.234. The Sooners went on to take fifth of seven with a time of 6:50.046 in the repechage, ahead of Northeastern and Boston U.

The first varsity four, racing as the No. 19 seed, placed fourth in heat three in 7:47.451. In its second race of the day, the 2V4 took fourth in 7:44.981, faster than Northeastern, Boston U and Jacksonville.

All three boats will compete in the C/D semifinals Saturday morning starting with the 1V8 at 7:30 a.m. CT. The 1V8 will face Jacksonville, Louisville, Washington State and UCLA. The 2V8 will race at 8:20 a.m. against Boston U, San Diego, Wisconsin and Jacksonville. The 1V4 compete at 8:50 a.m. versus Jacksonville, Harvard, Washington State and Northeastern.

Based on the Sooners' finish in the C/D semifinals, each boat will have a chance to finish as high as No. 13 overall in concluding races Sunday morning.

Varsity Eight (Heat 2)
1) No. 2 Stanford - 6:20.991
2) No. 7 Virginia - 6:21.577
3) No. 10 Notre Dame- 6:29.737
4) No. 15 Wisconsin - 6:44.867
5) No. 18 Oklahoma - 6:51.992

Varsity Eight (Repechage Heat 2)
1) No. 10 Notre Dame - 6:28.873
2) No. 12 Indiana - 6:30.424
3) No. 17 San Diego - 6:32.709
4) No. 14 Washington State - 6:34.100
5) No. 19 Northeastern - 6:46.011
6) No. 18 Oklahoma - 6:46.331
7) No. 21 Boston U - 6:55.863

Second Varsity Eight (Heat 2)
1) No. 2 Stanford - 6:31.821
2) No. 7 Princeton - 6:33.212
3) No. 10 Notre Dame - 6:39.603
4) No. 15 Louisville - 6:41.608
5) No. 18 Oklahoma - 6:58.234

Second Varsity Eight (Repechage 2)
1) No. 10 Notre Dame - 6:36.450
2) No. 12 Washington State - 6:38.717
3) No. 11 Indiana - 6:43.841
4) No. 17 San Diego - 6:44.124
5) No. 18 Oklahoma - 6:50.046
6) No. 19 Northeastern - 6:56.139
7) No. 20 Boston U - 7:16.570

Varsity Four (Heat 3)
1) No. 6 Wisconsin - 7:25.532
2) No. 11 Notre Dame - 7:27.825
3) No. 14 Louisville - 7:30.919
4) No. 19 Oklahoma - 7:47.451
5) No. 22 Jacksonville - 8:32.687
6) No. 3 Ohio State - 8:56.792

Varsity Four (Repechage 2)
1) No. 13 Indiana - 7:23.779
2) No. 8 Princeton - 7:27.095
3) No. 15 UCLA - 7:33.652
4) No. 19 Oklahoma - 7:44.981
5) No. 18 Northeastern - 7:50.503
6) No. 20 Boston U - 8:04.040
7) No. 22 Jacksonville - 8:29.739
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