Miami Shines on Senior Day

Miami Shines on Senior Day

by Catherine Coffenberg

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The University of Miami rowing team tallied a trio of first-place finishes in its first and only home race of the season Monday morning against the University of Rochester.

The scrimmage consisted of three events across two 1000-meter rounds of racing at the Hurricanes’ home course on Indian Creek at the Ronald Shane Watersports Center.

“Today was a lot of fun. Thank you to Coach Serra and Rochester for giving Miami the opportunity to host a home race. It was a beautiful morning on Miami Beach and a great day to race,” head coach James Mulcahy said.

The novice eight boat started the morning off strong, crossing the finish-line in 3:50.3 over Rochester’s novice eight (3:55.1).

Following the novice eight boat, Miami’s 3v8 boat rowed against Rochester’s 2v8 boat.

In the final event of the morning, Miami’s 1v8 (3:13.6) and 2v8 (3:14.5) boats both finished ahead of Rochester’s 1v8 (3:31.9) boat.

Upon conclusion of the race, Miami recognized its seniors with a senior day ceremony attended by the student-athletes’ family, friends, and staff.

“We’re so happy we were able to recognize our seniors this morning, as well. The seniors have such a strong presence and driving force on this team, so it meant a lot to be able to properly thank and celebrate them at our boathouse coming off a successful morning of racing,” Mulcahy said.

“Thank you to all the parents, family, and friends of Miami Rowing who came to support and cheer us on! It was special having so many guests from both our athletic department and our team’s families. Go Canes!”

The Hurricanes will head to Orlando for their second race of the week, a tri-race against UCF and UConn on Friday, March 17.