Second Varsity Four Wins Bronze at ACC Championship
CLEMSON, S.C. – The University of Miami rowing team earned a bronze medal at the 2019 ACC Rowing Championships Saturday morning.
Miami’s Second Varsity Four headlined the five Hurricane boats racing on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina this weekend, taking third place in the grand final with a time of 7:36.821. As a team, Miami finished tied for seventh with North Carolina with 30 points. Tessa White-Parsons was named Second Team All-ACC at the conclusion of the 2019 ACC Championship.
“The team had a mix of racing results this weekend,” head coach Dave Sanderson said. “The 1V had a great effort in their heat but, unfortunately, came up just short of making the final. The 1V4 had an outstanding heat and advanced to the grand final where they ultimately finished 6th. The best performance of the weekend came from the 2V4. The crew had a great heat and then stepped up again to earn a bronze medal in the grand final. Although the results were mixed, I’m excited for the future of the squad. The team is young and they just gained valuable experience at this championship regatta that will serve as a strong foundation for stronger results next season.”
Miami’s Varsity Four also competed in a grand final on Saturday, placing sixth with a time of 7:48.162. The Canes finished behind Duke, Syracuse, Virginia, Clemson and Notre Dame.
The Hurricanes’ Varsity Eight finished second in its petite final with a time of 6:49.965, while the Second Varsity Eight also placed second in its petite final with a time of 7:02.986. The Third Varsity Eight finished third in the petite final with a time of 7:31.245.
Miami’s Third Varsity 8+ was the first boat in the water during Friday’s preliminaries, finishing fifth in Heat 1 with a time of 7:25.907 while racing against UNC, Louisville, Notre Dame and Virginia.
The Hurricanes’ Second Varsity 4+ finished third in Heat 2 with a time of 7:31.331 while racing against Clemson Notre Dame and Duke.
Miami’s Varsity 4 also placed third in its heat and earned a spot in the grand final, posting a time of 7:28.830 while facing off against Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville and Virginia in Heat 1.
The Second Varsity 8+ placed fifth Heat 1 of its event with a time of 6:51.863. Miami competed against Boston College, Clemson, Notre Dame and Virginia.
The Canes’ top boat finished fourth in Heat 2 of the Varsity Eight event against Clemson, Notre Dame and Virginia with a time of 6:36.872.
1V8+:Colleen Gillis (cox), Sara Hansen, Rebecca Camplin, Emily Kean, Tessa White-Parsons, Bella Larder, Taylor Kuligowski, Laura Alcorn, Demetra Vlahos
2V8+: Maren Stickley (cox), Loretta Brueckner, Catherine Notarfrancesco, Marilou Chardin, Victoria Stewart, Sammi Tripp, Maddie O’Reilly, Halle Alitz, Mackenzie Holmgren
3V8+: Shelly Sclater (cox), Bri Astorino, Katie Zgorski, Brielle Racanelli, Emmalyn Brenner, Jessica Courtney, Abby Scharf, Erika Arvelo, Meghan Doyle
1V4+:Abbey Schwenger (cox), Savannah Alario, Gabi Lavoie, Eden Mindel, Sabina Lewis
2V4+: Jackie Lippincott (cox), Madeline Parente, Gabriella Lopez, Autumn Kramer, Meredith Costello
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