CAMDEN, N.J.- The Dartmouth men's heavyweight crew team opened action at the 2012 IRA National Championships on the Cooper River on Thursday (May 31). The Big Green placed one boat into Friday's semifinals through the afternoon repechage races.

The Big Green's freshman boat was the highlight of the afternoon, as they qualified for Friday's semifinals by placing third in their heat in the afternoon repechage races. Dartmouth's time of 5:53.87 was the sixth fastest time in the reps. The freshmen boat reaches the semifinals for the second consecutive season.

Dartmouth's first varsity eight definitely picked up speed in their afternoon race, posting a time 21.94 seconds faster than the morning heat, as they crossed the line with a time of 5:41.81. Despite the faster time, Dartmouth didn't qualify for the semifinals and will race in Saturday's third level final.

The second varsity eight will join the first varsity eight in the third level final on Saturday after taking fourth in its repechage race. The Big Green crossed the finish line with a time of 5:53.86, just over a second behind third place Stanford, who earned the last spot into the semifinals.

In the final race of the afternoon, Dartmouth's varsity four took fourth in the repechage with a time of 6:55.47, earning a spot in Saturday's third level final.

The first varsity eight got the racing started with the first morning heat for the Dartmouth crews. The Big Green, racing in the third heat, placed fourth with a time of 6:03.75, sandwiched in between crews from California and Stanford.

The Big Green's fourth-place finish moved them into the afternoon repechage race in which they battled for one of the six remaining spots in the semifinals. Dartmouth's time in the heat was the fourth fastest time among crews that raced in the afternoon repechages.

The Dartmouth freshman eight had a very good race in the morning heats, taking third in their heat with a time of 6:11.12, just behind rival, Harvard who crossed the line with a time of 5:56.44. The Big Green freshmen will join the first and second varsity eights in the afternoon repechage races.

The second varsity eight also qualified for the afternoon repechage, as they took fifth in their morning heat. The Dartmouth crew took fifth place with a time of 6:34.66, trailing fourth place Penn who finished with a time of 6:19.12.

In the final morning race, Dartmouth's varsity four placed fourth in their heat with a time of 7:25.10, joining each of Dartmouth's other boats in the repechage.

The Big Green freshmen eight will be back on the water on Friday (June 1) when they race in the semifinals for a spot in Saturday's grand finals. They will race at either 11:15 or 11:30 a.m.

Results

Morning Heats
First Varsity Eight

Heat 1

1. Brown - 5:48.14
2. Wisconsin -5:50.82
3. Syracuse - 5:54.64
4. Penn - 5:56.76
5. Yale - 5:56.93
6. Gonzaga- 6:17.96

Heat 2
1. Washington -5:45.84
2. Princeton -5:47.39
3. Cornell -5:48.76
4. Northeastern -5:49.76
5. Navy -6:01.01
6. Drexel -6:25.18

Heat 3
1. Harvard -5:50.05
2. Boston University -5:51.03
3. California - 5:52.85
4. Dartmouth -6:03.75

5. Stanford -6:07.87
6. George Washington - 6:13.41

Second Varsity Eight
Heat 1

1. Harvard -5:54.94
2. California - 5:57.07
3. Syracuse - 6:11.20
4. Boston University - 6:16.80
5. Gonzaga - 6:26. 87
6. Drexel- 6:32.51

Heat 2
1. Wisconsin -5:53.80
2. Princeton - 5:55.42
3. Cornell -5:56.66
4. Penn -6:19.12
5. Dartmouth - 6:34.66

Heat 3
1. Washington - 5:50.41
2. Brown - 5:55.52
3. Navy - 6:07.27
4. Stanford - 6:11.89
5. Yale - 6:14.21

First Freshman Eight
Heat 1

1. California -5:51.38
2. Northeastern -5:58.02
3. Boston University -6:04.16
4. Wisconsin -6:09.17
5. Stanford -6:12.47
6. Gonzaga - 6:29.20

Heat 2
1. Washington -5:54.51
2. Brown -5:59.35
3. Princeton -6:02.59
4. Yale -6:02.88
5. Syracuse - 6:10.45
6. George Washington -6:34.56

Heat 3
1. Cornell - 5:56.43
2. Harvard - 5:56.44
3. Dartmouth - 6:11.12

4. Navy - 6:15.19
5. Penn - 6:18.57
6. Drexel - 6:26.64

Varsity Four
Heat 1

1. Washington - 6:37.99
2. Brown - 6:43.07
3. Yale - 6:44.47
4. Holy Cross - 6:48.09
5. Temple - 6:48.94

Heat 2
1. Wisconsin - 6:30.15
2. Northeastern - 6:31.88
3. Georgetown - 6:36.12
4. Boston University - 7:05.55

Heat 3
1. California - 6:34.31
2. Harvard - 6:44.40
3. Navy - 6:56.86
4. Dartmouth - 7:25.10

 Afternoon Repechage
First Varsity Eight

Repechage (Heat 1)

1. California - 5:38.92
2. Syracuse- 5:40.46
3. Yale - 5:40.65
4. Stanford - 5:41.26
5. Northeastern - 5:41.61
6. Drexel - 5:59.71

Repechage (Heat 2)
1. Cornell  - 5:33.80
2. Navy - 5:34.19
3. Penn - 5:36.09
4. George Washington - 5:39.29
5. Dartmouth - 5:41.81

6. Gonzaga -5:53.01

Second Varsity Eight
Repechage (Heat 1)

1. Navy - 5:41.68
2. Syracuse - 5:42.70
3. Penn - 5:49.60
4. Yale -5:54.08
5. Gonzaga - 6:13.12

Repechage (Heat 2)
1. Cornell - 5:45.35
2. Boston University - 5:49.09
3. Stanford - 5:52.09
4. Dartmouth - 5:53.86

5. Drexel - 6:07.33

First Freshman Eight
Repechage (Heat 1)

1. Princeton - 5:46.08
2. Navy - 5:46.20
3. Wisconsin - 5:52.07
4. Syracuse- 5:56.24
5. Gonzaga - 6:02.91
6. Drexel - 6:03.28

Repechage (Heat 2)
1. Boston University - 5:51.17
2. Yale - 5:52.27
3. Dartmouth - 5:51.87
4. Stanford - 5:54.22
5. Penn - 6:00.12
6. George Washington - 6:21.38

Varsity Four
Repechage (Heat 1)

1. Holy Cross -6:31.21
2. Temple -6:35.36
3. Boston University -6:44.28
4. Dartmouth -6:55.47

Dartmouth Lineups
First Varsity 8 +:
Cox: Julia Herringer Stroke: Quinn Harper, 7-Matthew Gallira, 6-Joseph Polwrek, 5-Hunter Dray, 4-John Strizich, 3-David Mulrey, 2-Tyler Maloney, 1-Brendan Stoner

Second Varsity 8+: Cox: Reilly Bertasi, Stroke: Nate Kania, 7-Jack Heise, 6-Ryan Ganong, 5-Graeme Calloway, 4-Samuel Seehof, 3-Ej Miller, 2-Mike Odokara-Okigbo, 1-Matthew Oatway

Varsity 4+: Cox: Ellie Levey, 4-Jesse Reisner, 3-Tim Brown, 2-James Reed, 1-Max Goldberg

Freshman 8+: Cox: Alexander Steele, Stroke: Andrew Kenealy, 7-Robert Truesdale, 6- Stuart Maeder, 5- Richard Newsome-White, 4-Henry Franco, 3-Bryan Rogers, 2- Maximilian Kinne, 1- Paul Champeau