April 28, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson rowing team finished second overall at the ACC Rowing Championships held this morning on Lake Hartwell. Virginia claimed its second conference title, winning the regatta with 38 points. The Tigers tallied 32 points to finish second while Duke and North Carolina tied with 15 points each.
Clemson finished second in the second varsity four race with a time of 7:57.10, 20.6 seconds behind victorious Virginia who recorded a time of 7:36.5. Duke was third with a time of 8:01.00, and North Carolina finished fourth in 8:03.1.
The Tigers won the first varsity four race with a time of 7:27.7, their fastest time of the season, while the Cavaliers were second with a time of 7:30.2. The Tar Heels finished third in 7:36 and Duke was fourth with a time of 7:37.4.
In the second varsity eight race, Virginia once again won, recording a time of 6:40.5. Clemson finished second in 6:50.2 and North Carolina was third in 7:00.4. Duke posted a time of 7:06.3 to finish fourth.
The Cavaliers claimed the first varsity eight race with a time of 6:31.3, defeating the second-place Tigers by a little over five seconds, who finished with a time of 6:36.6. Duke finished third with a time of 6:43.5 and North Carolina finished fourth in 6:53.4.
Clemson head coach Susie Lueck received Coach of the Year honors while the Tigers’ first varsity eight boat was selected as Crew of the Year. Clemson’s varsity eight boat is comprised of coxswain Gail Cadorniga, Aimee Fox, Katherine Sloan, Farrell Finstad, Lauren Henne, Megan McGuirt, Lucy Doolittle, Kathy Sickinger and Lisa Mischley. Lucy Doolittle and Aimee Fox were also named to the nine member All-ACC team.
This was a great championship event with ideal weather and great competition,” said Lueck. “All of Clemson’s boats had solid races and great performances, especially the varsity four boat. I am also extremely pleased with the varsity eight being chosen as Crew of the Year. It is a well-deserved honor after their outstanding performance at the San Diego Crew Classic. They led the Tigers to their first national ranking this season and closed the gap with Virginia within the ACC.”
Complete Results Second Varsity 4+ – Virginia 7:36.5, Clemson 7:57.1, Duke 8:00.6, North Carolina 8:02.7 First Varsity 4+ – Clemson 7:27.7, Virginia 7:30.2, North Carolina 7:36.0, Duke 7:37.4 Second Varsity 8+ – Virginia 6:40.5, Clemson 6:50.2, North Carolina 7:00.4, Duke 7:06.3 First Varsity 8+ – Virginia 6:31.3, Clemson 6:36.6, Duke 6:43.5, North Carolina 6:53.4
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