CLEMSON, S.C. — Dominating a home event in which they won every race, the Tigers showed out in a three-team event on Saturday. Clemson competed against North Carolina and Oklahoma and won all five races. In the four-boat 2V4+/3V4+/4V4+ race, the Tigers’ 2V4+ squad crossed the finish line first, while the Tigers’ 3V4+ and 4V4+ boats took third and fourth, respectively.
The Saturday morning conditions on Lake Hartwell included mild temperatures, partly cloudy skies, light winds and a slight head current in the water. Clemson’s 1V8+ boat, which was coxed by Kate Hadley, won with a time of 6:57.5. The Tigers’ 1V4+ boat, featuring coxswain Julia Suplick, won in dominant fashion by clocking in at 7:58.3, more than 10 seconds faster than second-place UNC.
The Tigers won the regatta in resounding fashion with 81 points. Oklahoma earned second place with 70 points, and third-place North Carolina rounded out the field with 65 points. The 2V4+/3V4+/4V4+ and 3V8+ races did not count toward the point totals because Oklahoma did not field a boat in them.
Clemson will next compete in the Lake Wheeler Sprints on April 23-24. The two-day regatta in Raleigh, N.C., is set to feature heats on Friday and finals on Saturday.
This race was designated as Clemson’s Pride Game, celebrating the LGBTQ community, in conjunction with Athlete Ally and the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center. To learn more about how Clemson University supports the LGBTQ community, visit the Gantt Center here.
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* = race does not count toward point totals
Point Totals1. Clemson 812. Oklahoma 703. North Carolina 65
1V8+1. Clemson 6:57.5 (36 points)2. Oklahoma 7:01.6 (32 points)3. North Carolina 7:08.9 (28 points)
2V8+1. Clemson 7:12.7 (27 points)2. Oklahoma 7:21.9 (24 points)3. North Carolina 7:37.3 (21 points)
1V4+1. Clemson 7:58.3 (18 points)2. North Carolina 8:09.6 (16 points)3. Oklahoma 8:28.9 (14 points)
*2V4+/3V4+/4V4+1. Clemson 2V4+ 8:01.272. North Carolina 2V4+ 8:11.03. Clemson 3V4+ 8:30.74. Clemson 4V4+ 8:56.0
*3V8+1. Clemson 7:23.62. North Carolina 7:54.2
1V8+Kate Hadley (Cox), Rachel Twitty (Stroke), Anna Luttrell, Lori Belanger, Cate Schrieber, Elise Sum, Isabel Velasquez, Claudia Scherbin, Maura Chozick
2V8+Katie Herbolsheimer (Cox), Bridget Kane (Stroke), Jaysen Hall, Meghan McLean, Ikelle Iturbe, Karli Robinson, Auburn Dantice, Kaley Wojciechowski, Emily Ash
3V8+Christina Minyo (Cox), Charlotte Taylor (Stroke), Abby Dutton, Isabella Dudley, Amelia Rinehart, Gracie Collins, Kaila Wallace, Summer Ratley, Alexis Holliday
1V4+Jasmine Lewis (Stroke), Ellie Loehrer, Alex Thull, Care Smith, Julia Suplick (Cox)
2V4+Avery Howard (Stroke), Caroline Emerson, Emerey Sampson, Pepper Kolman, Sarah Adams (Cox)
3V4+Lauren Johnson (Stroke), Anna Warwick, Lexi Colwell, Katie Mirabella, Julia Walsh (Cox)
4V4+Avery Savoie, Emalie Houk, Ellen Harcum, Eleonor Wright, Katie Holmes (Cox)