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Clemson Rowing Competes At Longhorn Invitational

March 24, 2002

AUSTIN, TX – The Clemson rowing team competed at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, TX, this past weekend. The Tigers faced Southern Methodist, Iowa, Texas and Kansas State.

On Friday, the Tigers competed against Southern Methodist, sweeping all three contested races. Clemson’s novice 8+ won that race with a time of 7:24.7, while SMU finished in 7:51.5. The second varsity 8+ boat won with a time of 7:19.0, and SMU finished in 7:36.6. The Tigers’ varsity 8+ won their race by almost 10 seconds, posting a time of 7:04.1 to SMU’s time of 7:14.0. Clemson’s first varsity 4+ also rowed against Iowa on Friday afternoon, winning that event with a time of 7:58.2.

On Saturday, Clemson competed against Iowa and Texas. Clemson’s novice 8+ boat finished the race in 7:09.0, defeating Iowa which posted a time of 7:15.3. The varsity 4+ completed the race in 7:44.8, while Iowa finished in 7:56.7. In the second varsity 8+ race, Clemson recorded a time of 6:55.1 to defeat Iowa (7:02.8). The Tigers varsity 8+ lost a close race to Iowa’s boat, which edged the Tigers 6:52.4 to 6:52.7.

Clemson split its races with Texas, winning the novice 4+ and second varsity 8+ races, but losing the novice 8+ and varsity 8+ races. The Tigers’ novice 8+ recorded a time of 7:42.1 while the Longhorns finished in 7:40.4. In the novice 4+ race, Clemson posted a time of 8:24.9 while Texas finished in 8:28.9. Clemson’s second varsity 8+ won its race in 7:15.9, but the Longhorns defeated Clemson’s first varsity 8+ with a time of 7:17.1 to the Tigers’ time of 7:28.1.

On Sunday morning, the Tigers took three of four races against Kansas State. Clemson novice 8+ recorded a time of 8:18.5, 40 seconds faster than the Kansas State boat (8:58.5). The Tigers’ varsity 4+ won its race in 8:37.1 and the second varsity 8+ won its race with a time of 7:39.6. Kansas State won the varsity 8+ race with a time of 7:13.7, while the Tigers finished in 7:18.4.

CLEMSON RESULTS Clemson vs. Southern Methodist Novice 8+ – Clemson 7:24.7, SMU 7:51.5 Second Varsity 8+ – Clemson 7:19.0, SMU 7:36.6 First Varsity 8+ – Clemson 7:04.1, SMU 7:14.0

Clemson vs. Iowa (Friday evening) Varsity 4+ – Clemson 7:58.2, Iowa 8:12.1 Clemson vs. Iowa (Saturday morning session) Novice 8+ – Clemson 7:09.0, Iowa 7:15.3 Varsity 4+ – Clemson 7:44.8, Iowa 7:56.7 Second Varsity 8+ – Clemson 6:55.1, Iowa 7:02.8 Varsity 8+ – Iowa 6:52.4, Clemson 6:52.7

Clemson vs. Texas (Saturday afternoon session) Novice 8+ – Texas 4:40.4, Clemson 7:42.1 Novice 4+ – Clemson 8:24.9, Texas 8:28.9 Second Varsity 8+ – Clemson 7:15.9, Texas 7:19.3 Varsity 8+ – Texas7:17.1, Clemson 7:28.1

Clemson vs. Kansas State (Sunday morning) Novice 8+ – Clemson 8:18.5, Kansas State 8:58.5 Varsity 4+ – Clemson 8:37.1, Kansas State 9:05.4 Second Varsity 8+ – Clemson 7:39.6, Kansas State 7:49.8 First Varsity 8+ – Kansas State 7:13.7, Clemson 7:18.4

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