college roundup: Michigan edges Ohio State for fifth Big Ten rowing championship and more Sunday results
This file was updated at 9:49 p.m. to include additional Sunday results.
Sitting in third place with two races left Sunday, the Michigan women's rowing team had little room for error.
Thankfully for the Wolverines, the final two sprints were flawless.
Michigan took home first place finishes in the first and second varsity eight races in Indianapolis to capture the program's fifth Big Ten rowing championship, beating Ohio State by two points.
It is Michigan's first Big Ten crown since 2004.
With the win, Michigan will now wait to see if it advances to the NCAA Tournament by watching the live selection show on NCAA.com at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Wolverines placed three rowers on the All-Big Ten First Team, with Julia Darnton, Emily Eiffert and Felice Mueller grabbing the honors.
Lindsey Healy and Melisa Ongun earned second team nods, while Kate Grimaldi was honored as a sportsmanship award winner.
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Michigan 4, Purdue 3: Michigan starter Ben Ballantine allowed three runs on seven hits through six innings and Bobby Brosnahan pitched three scoreless innings to record his first save. Patrick Biondi hit a solo home run in a two-run third inning and was credited with another RBI in Michigan's two-run fourth, when he reached on a fielding error. (Details)
Eastern Michigan 4, Buffalo 3: The Bulls' starting pitcher, Michael Burke, was one strike away from tossing a complete-game shutout before EMU rallied for four runs in the ninth inning. The Eagles strung together four two-out hits, including a single by pinch hitter Bo Kinder that scored two runs. Kinder would also score on a Buffalo throwing error. (Details)
Big Ten Championships: Michigan junior Erin Pendleton won her second conference title in the discus and the Wolverines finished seventh in the team standings after the three-day event in Madison, Wis. Ohio State won the team title, edging second-place Illinois and Nebraska by seven points. (Details)
Big Ten Championships: Michigan finished ninth out of 11 teams. Meet host Wisconsin won the team title. (Details)