SARASOTA, Fla. — Clemson fared well on the opening day of the Sunshine State Invitational, winning the 2V8+ race and crossing the finish line as the runner-up in the other four races on Friday. On a warm, sunny, fairly windy late afternoon at Nathan Benderson Park, the Tigers competed against UCF, Jacksonville, Kansas, K-State, Miami and Stetson on the first of two days of racing.
Winning the 2V8+ event with a time of 7:25.90, Clemson finished over five seconds ahead of the second-place Jayhawks. The first-place 2V8+ boat, which was coxed by Katie Herbolsheimer, highlighted an overall solid evening of rowing for Clemson. The Tigers claimed second in the 1V8+, 1V4+, 2V4+ and 3V8+ races, with Central Florida earning victories in those events.
The seven-team regatta will pick back up tomorrow morning. The Tigers will once again compete in the five aforementioned races. Racing will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, and will conclude with the final race at 9 a.m. Live results can be found here.
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1V8+1. Central Florida 7:06.692. Clemson 7:11.233. Kansas State 7:15.204. Kansas 7:16.375. Jacksonville 7:23.656. Miami 7:24.637. Stetson 7:30.41
2V8+1. Clemson 7:25.902. Kansas 7:31.073. Miami 7:32.454. Central Florida 7:35.965. Kansas State 7:38.626. Jacksonville 7:41.257. Stetson 8:10.64
1V4+1. Central Florida 8:08.092. Clemson 8:11.603. Kansas State 8:13.034. Kansas 8:35.515. Miami 8:39.076. Jacksonville 8:53.537. Stetson-A 8:58.56
2V4+1. Central Florida 8:44.972. Clemson 8:53.563. Miami 9:04.584. Kansas 9:15.845. Kansas State 9:20.236. Stetson 10:41.32
3V8+1. Central Florida 7:30.972. Clemson 7:40.243. Miami 7:56.894. Jacksonville 8:05.47
1v8+Kate Hadley (Cox), Rachel Twitty (Stroke), Anna Luttrell, Lori Belanger, Cate Schrieber, Kaley Wojciechowski, Isabel Velazquez, Claudia Scherbin, Maura Chozick
2v8+Katie Herbolsheimer (Cox), Bridget Kane (Stroke), Jaysen Hall, Meghan McLean, Elise Sum, Auburn Dantice, Ikelle Iturbe, Emily Ash, Alex Thull
3v8+Christina Minyo (Cox), Isabella Dudley (Stroke), Emma Randolph, Ellie Loehrer, Amelia Anglin, Alex Dow, Amelia Rinehart, Summer Ratley, Emerey Sampson
1v4+Hannah Hayes (Stroke), Abby Dutton, Avery Howard, Caroline Emerson, Julia Suplick (Cox)
2v4+Charlotte Taylor (Stroke), Jasmine Lewis, Cate Smith, Pepper Kolman, Sarah Adams (Cox)