Rowing Competes at Rivanna Romp

Rowing Competes at Rivanna Romp

Nov. 10, 2002

The Clemson rowing team concluded its fall season Sunday at the Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, VA. The Tigers raced a total of nine boats in three races against boats from Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio State and William & Mary.

The Novice 8+ “A” boat finished with a time of 15:33.1, second only to Virginia “A” and its time of 15:09.9. The finish was the highest of the day for the Tiger boats. Clemson’s “B” boat finished fifth in the event with a time of 16:16.4 and the “C” boat finished seventh with a time of 16:29.7.

In the Varsity 8+, Clemson “A” finished third with a time of 13:51.2 Ohio State won the race with a time of 13:39.4 and was followed by Virginia at 13:40.5. The Buckeyes and Cavaliers were among the top six teams in the country last season. Clemson “B” posted a time of 14:43.4 in the event.

The Tigers had four boats in the Varsity 4+, led by Clemson “A” and its time of 15:43.6. The “B”, “D”, and “C’ boats followed with times of 16:05.5, 16:07.4 and 16:07.7, respectively. Ohio State “B” won the event with a time of 15:08.4.

The rowing team will now prepare for the spring season, which opens with the Clemson Challenge on March 8. The Tigers will take on Villanova and Michigan State at 9 AM on Lake Hartwell.