April 10, 1999
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson rowing team won the women’s portion of the ACC Championship Regatta, held Saturday on Lake Hartwell. The Tigers competed against varsity crews from Duke and North Carolina, and club crews from Clemson, Georgia Tech and N.C. State. Clemson scored 128 points to win the women’s championship, followed by Duke with 74 points. North Carolina, ranked 17th nationally, scored 22 points at the regatta.
The Tigers took first and second place in the Women’s Varsity 8+ race. The Clemson A team won the race in 6:39.9, while the Clemson JV team was second with a time of 6:44.3. Duke was third at 6:52.0, and Georgia Tech fourth with a time of 7:02.2. The Clemson Club team placed fifth with a time of 7:12.8.
Clemson won the Women’s Novice 8+ race with a time of 6:47.4. Duke placed second in 6:56.2, and North Carolina was third with a time of 7:02.6. The Clemson Club team place fourth in 7:10.0, followed by Georgia Tech with a time of 7:39.7. N.C. State placed sixth with a time of 8:02.4.
In the Women’s Novice 8+ B race, Clemson defeated the Clemson Club team, winning the race in 7:22.7. The Tigers also won the Women’s Lightweight 4+ race, finishing the course in 7:41.9. The Clemson Club team was second in 7:58.9, and N.C. State was third in 8:12.0.
The Tigers won the Women’s Novice 4+ race in 7:35.5, followed by Duke B with a time of 7:41.2. North Carolina placed third in 8:08.8, and the Clemson Club team was fourth in 8:18.3. Georgia Tech placed fifth with a time of 8:46.0.
Clemson placed third in the Women’s Varsity 4+ race with a time of 7:30.8. Georgia Tech won the race in 7:20.6, and Duke was second with a time of 7:28.2. North Carolina placed fourth in 7:35.6, and the Duke B team was fifth in 8:14.0. N.C. State placed sixth in 8:21.4.
“Today was an outstanding day of racing and a great day for a regatta,” said Clemson head coach Susie Lueck. “The weather cooperated, and the team performed really well. We found a few things that we can work on for next weekend, but overall we were really pleased with the performance of the team.”
The Tigers will compete at the SIRA Championship on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, TN, next Friday and Saturday.
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