Miami Rowers Conclude Regular Season at UCF Regatta
May 1, 2010
Orlando, Fla. – The University of Miami Varsity Four boat collected a win on Saturday, as the Hurricanes rowing team concluded the regular season at the UCF Regatta against UCF and Alabama at the UCF Intercollegiate Rowing Center in Orlando, Fla.
The Hurricanes took to the waters of Lake Pickett against homestanding UCF, taking part its lone home regatta of the year, as well as Alabama out of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Miami fielded three boats on the day, racing in the Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four.
The `Canes were victorious in the Varsity Four race, crossing the finish line in 8:24.4. UCF crossed second at 8:30.1, and Alabama followed at 8:50.5.
Miami would finish third in the Varsity Eight race, finishing the course in 7:56.3. UCF collected the win at 7:36.6, while the Crimson Tide was second at 7:42.9.
The final race for UM was the Second Varsity Four, where the `Canes posted a third place time of 9:43.1. Alabama picked up its second win of the day, as the Crimson Tide turned in a performance of 9:13.3. The host Knights were second at 9:25.4.
After the races, the University of Central Florida and fans honored former Knights rower Courtney Nelson Patterson with a plaque dedication and memorial ceremony.
The Hurricanes are back in action May 15 in the South/Central Regional Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. UM first-year head coach Andrew Carter and the team will continue to practice and train, as Miami had positive results a season ago at the Regional Championships.