Michigan's First Varsity Eight Named Boat of the Week

Michigan's first varsity eight edged Princeton by 3.2 seconds for the win on Saturday.

Michigan's first varsity eight edged Princeton by 3.2 seconds for the win on Saturday.

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.