Clemson outclasses several competitors and records four first-place finishes – Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Clemson finished the final day of the Lake Wheeler Invite in incredible fashion, knocking boats from Oklahoma, Miami, Bucknell, Georgetown and Duke. The Tigers dominated, placing first in V4+, 2V4+, V8+ and 2V8+ and third in 3V8+. Clemson finished fifth out of 16 programs, totaling 60 points.
“These Tigers had to find some new gear today to finish off this tight racing weekend,” head coach Stephen Frazier Wong said. “Their ability to have short memories of losses while learning from those close races how to perform under pressure amazes me. At the end of the season, it can feel like every race has added importance, and our Tiger rowers have embraced the challenges that these opportunities bring.
“I’m really proud of how my boat and our team fought today,” said Avery Howard, the 1V4+ kicker. “It’s always fun to put our arc balls in front, but it’s even better to keep fighting for more. I’m super motivated for the rest of the season and for the races to come. I look forward to continuing to improve.
“Lake Wheeler was a great opportunity for us to chase other strong teams and prepare for the ACCs,” explained Lucia Coutant, the 2V8+ hit. “It was great to end the weekend with our arc balls in front of us! I can’t wait to see our hard work see us through to the end of the season.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to race against some fast teams this weekend,” said 1V8+ coxswain Kate Hadley. “We learned where our strengths are and what we need to work on moving forward. We are delighted to bring the energy and intensity to train this week ahead of the Dale England Cup!”
For more information on all the results, click the link here.
Next, Clemson will travel to Bloomington, Ind. for the Dale England Cup on Saturday 30 April.
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- V8+ 1st place out of 5 (06:44.058)
- 2V8 1st place out of 5 (06:53.131)
- 3V8+ 3rd place out of 6 (07:19.780)
- V4+ 1st place out of 5 (07:37.604)
- 2V4+ 1st place out of 5 (07:54.695)