Rowing varsity eight takes sixth at Rivanna Romp
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Texas women's rowing team finished the Rivanna Romp Regatta by placing sixth in the varsity eight and third in the double race Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The University of Texas varsity eight A rowers placed sixth with a time of 14:27.3, just by the narrowest of margins behind Clemson’s fifth place boat’s time of 14:27.2.
Ohio State University's A boat won the varsity eight competition with a time of 13:51.88. Wisconsin's A boat came in second (14:02.30), followed by Virginia's A boat in third (14:05.91). Twenty-two boats raced in the competition.
“It was a strong race and step forward in a fall building season,” said Texas rowing head coach Carie Graves. “Our kids need to continue to train and improve to get ready for the spring. This was a good race and we will use it to continue to move forward.”
Virginia finished first in the doubles event with a time of 17:06.99. Miami's A boat came in second (17:38.06) followed by Texas in third (18:04.31) and Miami's B boat in fourth (19:29.46). These four boats were the only crews in the event.
The Longhorn rowing team will take a break between seasons before competing again at the Fighting Nutria Regatta in Austin, Saturday Feb. 11.