CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 3 Virginia won all five of its heats on the first day of the ACC Rowing Championship Friday (May 14) morning on Lake Hartwell at Clemson.
The Cavaliers won their respective heats in the Third Varsity Eight, Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four.
UVA will seek its 11th straight ACC Rowing championship on Saturday (May 15). The Cavaliers have captured 77 of the previous 85 events at the conference championship. UVA has also raced to ACC titles in 19 of the 20 ACC championship regattas.
On Friday, UVA posted a time of 6:57.500 in the Third Varsity Eight, defeating runner-up Clemson (7:06.609) by more than nine seconds.
The Cavaliers raced past the second-place Clemson 6:33.894-6:43.624 in the Varsity Eight and topped runner-up Duke 6:39.501-6:46.199 in the Second Varsity Eight.
UVA’s Varsity Four beat second-place Duke 7:27.711-7:36.183 and UVA’s Second Varsity Four concluded the racing by out-distancing runner-up Notre Dame 7:36.082-7:42.412.
“We raced pretty well this morning and accomplished what we needed to do,” head coach Kevin Sauer said. “Tomorrow’s finals are another level for which we need to be ready.”
The ACC Rowing Championship concludes Saturday morning beginning at 8:05 a.m. with the Petite Final of the Third Varsity Eight race. The finals will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra (WatchESPN.com) and the ESPN App.
Friday Preliminary Results
Third Varsity Eight: 1. Virginia, 6:57.500, 2. Clemson, 7:06.609, 3. Notre Dame, 7:10.647, 4. Boston College, 7:19.831
Varsity Eight: 1. Virginia, 6:33.894, 2. Clemson, 6:43.624, 3. Notre Dame, 6:47.856, 4. Boston College, 6:54.702, 5. North Carolina, 6:59.172.
Second Varsity Eight: 1. Virginia 6:39.501, 2. Duke 6:46.199, 3. Notre Dame, 6:57.215, 4. Boston College, 7:01.955, 5. North Carolina, 7:27.553.
Varsity Four: 1. Virginia, 7:27.711, 2. Duke, 7:36.183, 3. Notre Dame, 7:44.893, 4. Miami, 7:59.945, 5. Boston College, 8:14.657.
Second Varsity Four: 1. Virginia, 7:36.082, 2. Notre Dame, 7:42.412, 3. Clemson, 7:49.872, 4. Boston College, 8:11.050
Varsity Eight: Coxswain Colette Glass, Stroke: Sonja Schlosser, 7: Abbie Bird, 6: Leia Till, 5: Sophia Kershner, 4: Katy Flynn, 3. Cate Porter, 2: Alli Terblanche, Bow: Kate Kelly
Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Janet Conklin, Stroke: Tessa Otting, 7: Tahne Badenhorst, 6: Jamey Bulloch, 5: Nicola Lawless, 4: Bianka Smeulders, 3: Grace Comerford, 2: Hailey Barnett, Bow: Carrie Warner
Varsity Four: Coxswain ViVi Van Ingen, Stroke: Casey Martin, 3: Maggie Taylor, 2: Lily Jarrett, Bow: Larkin Brown
Second Varsity Four: Coxswain Gabby Grob, Stroke: Ailbhe O’Grady, 3: Beatrice Jones, 2: Lily Bernero, Bow: Brooke Rickert
Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Casey Reed, 7: Charlotte Quinn, 6: Izzie Bird, 5: Lauren Orr, 4: Parker Cuthbertson, 3: Eva Frohnhofer, 2: Elizabeth Kilgore, Bow: Cameron Bentley