Canes Dominate Head of the Indian Creek

Canes Dominate Head of the Indian Creek

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The University of Miami rowing team kicked off its fall season on Saturday, hosting the Head of the Indian Creek. The Canes went up against the Barry University Buccaneers in a head race, taking home first in both the varsity eight and varsity four race.

“It was a positive result, for sure,” head coach Dave Sanderson said. “We’ve been working on fundamentals in practice as that is what the fall is for – getting things started. To be able to compete and race and have them come out ahead with good rows, that is all you can ask for.”

The Canes put two eights and a four in the water on Saturday. The varsity eight ‘A’ boat crossed the finish line in a time of 14:20.81 to secure a first-place finish. The varsity eight ‘B’ boat finished second in a time of 14:58.67. Miami’s sole varsity four boat won its head race, posting a first-place time of 15:19.91.

“When we checked in with the athletes, they felt like they had good individual performances,” Sanderson said. “We’re looking forward to the group going to the Head of the Charles next weekend and will keep working to get ready for the spring.”

The Canes will send a varsity four boat to Boston next weekend to compete in the Head of the Charles. The regatta will take place from Oct. 22-24 and can be streamed via the Head of the Charles’ YouTube page.


Varsity Eight Race

Miami ‘A’ Boat – 14:20.81

Miami ‘B’ Boat – 14:58.67

Barry Boat – 15:11.88

Varsity Four Race

Miami Boat – 15:19.91

Barry ‘A’ Boat – 15:24.99

Barry ‘B’ Boat – 19:08.39