EARLYSVILLE, Va. – The Clemson Novice 8+ boat coxswained by Katherine Hadley finished first in dominant fashion at the Rivanna Romp on Sunday, crossing the finish 14 seconds ahead of the second-place Louisville boat to highlight the final regatta of Clemson’s 2018 fall competition. The win marked Clemson’s first first-place finish in a Rivanna Romp race since 2005, also in the Novice 8+ competition.
The racing started with the Varsity 8+, which saw the Tigers’ one entry post a 14:21.1 time that placed them eighth out of 16 boats. Action continued with the Varsity 4+, and the Tiger crew led by Katie Herbolsheimer had the best finish of the three Clemson entries, a time of 14:48.2 that was good for ninth out of 21 boats.
The last race of the day was the Novice 8+, and in addition to Hadley’s winning crew, the boat coxswained by Sarah Adams recorded a fifth-place time of 15:09.7.
The Romp wrapped up the fall season for the Tigers, who will open spring racing on March 9 with the Lake Hartwell-hosted Carolina Cup.
Full lineups and times are listed below:
Clemson Lineups:Varsity 8+Entry A (14:21.1; 8thof 16): Coxswain: Erin Murphy; Stroke: Makenna Farr; Isla McRae; Elise Sum; Julia Meredith; Maura Chozick; Caroline Kranz; Isabella Beckler; Emily Ash
Varsity 4+Entry A (16:05.5; 13thof 21): Coxswain: Erin Murphy; Stroke: Makenna Farr; Isla McRae; Elise Sum; Julia MeredithEntry B (15:48.2; 9thof 21): Coxswain: Katie Herbolsheimer; Stroke: Maura Chozick; Caroline Kranz; Taylor Knorr; Emily AshEntry C (16:08.5; 15thof 21): Coxswain: Julia Suplick; Stroke: Bridget Kane; Kathleen Flynn; Caitlyn Raber; Rebecca Pulsifer
Novice 8+Entry A (14:20.6; 1stof 9): Coxswain: Katherine Hadley; Hannah Hayes; Meghan McLean; Jasmine Lewis, Pepper Kolman, Alexandria Thull, Victoria Trovato; Chloe O’Brien; Katherine KoniecznyEntry B (15:09.7; 5thof 9): Coxswain: Sarah Adams; Ellie Loehrer; Carley Boyd; Rachel Knapp; Zoe Koeching; Sydney Seeger; Kendall Sims; Auburn Dantice; Sam Palmer
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