Notre Dame starts spring season at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational
Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Irish will head to Tennessee to commence their spring season at the sixth annual Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, which will take place Saturday and Sunday.
Notre Dame had a strong showing in its most recent event, the Head of the Charles Regatta, which took place Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. The club four team, made up of sophomore Gen Johanni, junior Lauren Matchett, junior Meredith Swartz and junior Christine Schindele-Murayama, finished third in its time trial after starting 52nd. The Irish also snagged 19th in the Championship Eight and 10th in the Championship Four.
Last year, the Oak Ridge Invitational proved to be a fierce competition, with some of the nation’s top-ranked programs in attendance. The Irish found success, garnering four first place and 10 runner-up finishes.
The Oak Ridge Invitational will take place at Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The rowing venue has hosted Notre Dame’s first spring competition every year since 2008.
The regatta will occur March 11–12, with races beginning at 8 a.m. both days.