Rowing Competes at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

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March 16, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Alabama Rowing opened its spring slate with two days of races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville. Crews competed on a 2,000-meter course over three sessions. 

On the morning session on Saturday, Alabama was matched up against Wisconsin and Kansas. Alabama's Varsity 8 completed the course in 7:06.95, while their 2nd Varsity 8 finished with a weekend-best 7:15.63. The Varsity 4 finished with a weekend-best 8:10.33, while the 2nd Varsity 4 placed in 8:28.72. Alabama's Novice 8 placed second, earning a narrow win over West Virginia as they crossed the line in 7:33.96, six seconds ahead of the Mountaineers. 

In the second session on Saturday, the Crimson Tide raced alongside Tennessee and Dayton. Alabama's Varsity 8 had its best race of the weekend, placing second in 6:56.73. The 2nd Varsity 8 finished in 7:23.32 and the Varsity 4 finished in 8:12.34. The 2nd Varsity 4 earned a hard-fought victory over conference-rival Tennessee, finishing over six seconds ahead of the Lady Vols in 8:10.20. The 3rd Varsity 4 boat won its race, finishing in 8:18.70, while the Novice 8 finished second in 7:32.71. 

In the final session of the weekend, Alabama was matched up against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Varsity 8 finished in 7:24.26, while the 2nd Varsity 8 placed in 7:31.07. The Varsity 4 finished in 8:33.61, the 2nd Varsity 4 finished in 8:39.50 and the 3rd Varsity 4 ran a tight race against the Gophers, crossing the finish in 8:16.85, just four seconds behind the Minnesota crew. 

Alabama rowing continues its season next weekend with a two-day competition in Sacramento, Calif, against Sacramento State, San Diego State and St. Mary's.

 

OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL RESULTS
* = best time of weekend

FIRST SESSION
Varsity 8
Wisconsin - 6:41.00
Kansas - 6:59.36
Alabama - 7:06.95 

2nd Varsity 8
Wisconsin - 6:49.00
Kansas - 7:07.96
Alabama - 7:15.63* 

Varsity 4
Wisconsin - 7:26.20
Kansas - 7:35.98
Alabama - 8:10.33* 

2nd Varsity 4
Wisconsin - 7:50.30
Kansas (A) - 8:01.62
Kansas (B) - 8:19.45
Alabama - 8:28.72 

Novice 8
Kansas - 7:19.60
Alabama - 7:33.96
West Virginia - 7:39.62 

SECOND SESSION
Varsity 8
Tennessee - 6:49.20
Alabama - 6:56.73*
Dayton - 7:04.89 

2nd Varsity 8
Tennessee - 7:06.80
Alabama - 7:23.32 

Varsity 4
Tennessee - 7:49.80
Alabama - 8:12.34 

2nd Varsity 4
Alabama - 8:10.20*
Tennessee - 8:16.80

3rd Varsity 4
Alabama - 8:18.70
Louisville (N) - 8:24.42
Dayton (N) - 8:24.89

Novice 8
Virginia - 7:03.90
Alabama - 7:32.71*
Tennessee - 7:42.22
Dayton (3V) - 7:55.01

THIRD SESSION
Varsity 8
Minnesota - 7:02.20
Alabama - 7:24.26

2nd Varsity 8
Minnesota - 7:05.60
Alabama - 7:31.07 

Varsity 4
Minnesota - 8:07.00
Alabama - 8:33.61 

2nd Varsity 4
Minnesota - 8:10.50
Alabama - 8:39.50 

3rd Varsity 4
Minnesota - 8:12.10
Alabama - 8:16.85*
Louisville - 8:30.02


 

 

     
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