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Apr 23, 2021

Tigers Show Out on Opening Day of Lake Wheeler Invitational

RALEIGH, N.C. —  Clemson showed out on the first day of competition at the Lake Wheeler Invitational on Friday, winning four-of-five events and finishing as the runner-up in the other. The Tigers began the two-day regatta with an impressive performance that saw them qualify for all five finals without having to take part in any repechage races.

On a warm, sunny afternoon with light winds at Lake Wheeler, Clemson competed against regatta co-hosts No. 13 Duke and North Carolina and also rowed alongside Boston College, Central Florida, Miami and Stetson. The Tigers won their 1V8+, 2V8+, 1V4+ and 2V4+ heats and came in second place in their 3V8+ heat.

The Tigers kicked off their noteworthy day on the water by edging out UCF in the 1V8+ race, as the boat coxed by Kate Hadley won with a solid time of 6:33.138. Katie Herbolsheimer served as the coxswain for the 2V8+ boat, which clocked in at 6:48.796, nearly seven seconds faster than runner-up Miami. Perhaps the most notable achievement for the Tigers on the afternoon was defeating Duke in the 1V4+ race. Coxed by Julia Suplick, the 1V4+ crew recorded a winning time of 7:11.410.

Clemson will return to the water for the finals on Saturday, beginning with the 3V8+ final at 9 a.m. and concluding with the grand 1V8+ final at 11 a.m.

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1. Clemson 6:33.138
2. Central Florida 6:34.266
3. Miami 6:39.650
4. Stetson 6:57.006

1. Clemson 6:48.796
2. Miami 6:55.323
3. Boston College 7:00.093
4. Stetson 7:03.196

1. Clemson 7:11.410
2. Duke 7:16.654
3. North Carolina 7:34.210

1. Clemson 7:32.072
2. Central Florida 7:34.912
3. Stetson 8:38.538

1. Duke 6:53.838
2. Clemson 6:56.148
3. Central Florida 7:01.255
4. Miami 7:25.064
5. North Carolina 7:33.275

Clemson Lineups:

Kate Hadley (Cox), Rachel Twitty (Stroke), Anna Luttrell, Lori Belanger,  Cate Schrieber, Kaley Wojciechowski, Isabel Velasquez, Claudia Scherbin, Maura Chozick

Katie Herbolsheimer (Cox), Bridget Kane (Stroke), Jaysen Hall, Meghan McLean, Ikelle Iturbe, Karli Robinson, Elise Sum, Auburn Dantice, Alex Thull

Christina Minyo (Cox), Charlotte Taylor (Stroke), Abby Dutton, Isabella Dudley, Amelia Rinehart, Gracie Collins, Kaila Wallace, Summer Ratley, Alexis Holliday

Emily Ash (Stroke), Ellie Loehrer, Jasmine Lewis, Cate Smith, Julia Suplick (Cox)

Emerey Sampson (Stroke), Pepper Kolman, Avery Howard, Caroline Emerson, Sarah Adams (Cox)