Nov. 5, 2004
Clemson rowing will travel to Gainesville, GA to compete in the Head of the Chattahoochee regatta on Saturday. The event will mark the end of the Tigers’ nontraditional fall season, which focuses on aerobic conditioning.
The Head of the Chattahoochee is held on Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River and is a 5000-meter racecourse, the last 2000 meters of which are made up by the site of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
This will mark the seventh time that Clemson has competed in the regatta, all seven years of the rowing program’s existence. Last season, the Tigers had an impressive showing. Clemson competed in four events with a total of six boats.
The freshman novice 8+ team won their event over Texas in a time of 18:09. In the collegiate novice 8+, Clemson’s first novice 8+ finished second overall (19:32.2) to Miami. In the freshman novice 4+ event, Clemson’s two boats finished second and third. In the championship 8+ event, Clemson’s first varsity 8+ finished second to Duke with a time of 17:34.6, while the second varsity 8+ brought home a ninth-place finish.
Following this weekend’s event, Clemson will begin preparation for the 2005 spring season. The season is set to get underway sometime in March.
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