Michigan's First Varsity Eight Named Boat of the Week

March 31, 2009

Boat of the Week:

The No. 15-ranked Michigan's first varsity eight toppled No. 2 Brown and No. 8 Princeton at Lake Carnegie to open its spring campaign on Saturday. Michigan and Princeton had a sizable lead on Brown through 750 meters, but the Wolverines pulled away from the Tigers after the 1,000-meter mark. Michigan crossed the finish line in 6:46.1, edging Princeton by 3.2 seconds. Brown was third in 6:51.8. U-M’s first varsity eight consists of coxswain Laura Dunn, Melisa Ongun, Cate Trumble, Adrienne Mecham, Ashley Kroll, Cristina Felix, Karen Colwell, Felice Mueller and Emily Eiffert.