Miami Closes Out Regular Season at Lake Wheeler Invitational
RALEIGH, N.C. – The University of Miami rowing team competed in its final race of the regular season at the Lake Wheeler Invitational in Raleigh, N.C.
“We’re really proud of how the team raced and represented the U this weekend,” head rowing coach James Mulcahy said.
The Hurricanes competed against 17 other teams in the two-day event, hosted by fellow ACC teams, Duke and UNC Chapel Hill at Lake Wheeler Park.
“We’re grateful for all the support we received from our department, friends, and family this weekend; and huge thanks to Duke and UNC for putting on such a terrific event!”
Miami sent five boats – 1v8, 2v8, 1v4, 2v4, and 3v8 – on the water to compete.
On day one, Miami’s 1v8 boat placed second in round two, with a time of 6:53.587.
Miami’s 2v8 boat also secured a second-place finish, crossing the finish-line with a time of 7:12.169, with co-host Duke taking first in heat three.
The Hurricanes’ top time of the weekend was from the 1v8 boat in the final round on Saturday, with a time of 6:45.622, to place third.
In the final round, the 2v8 boat placed third (7:02.144). The 1v4 boat placed fourth (7:55.502) in round three, shortly behind Washington State (7:54.530). The 2v4 and 3v8 boats both competed in the two-day event.
“The competition was fierce and honest. It gave everyone an indication of where we stand and what we need to improve on before the ACC Championship,” Mulcahy said.
As a team, Miami placed eighth (28), with event co-host Duke capturing the team title with 88 points, followed behind by Syracuse (86), and Penn (82), to round out the top-three.
“We’re excited to get home and get back to work on the water and in the classroom. We want to do everything we can to perform at our best level when we return to Lake Wheeler in three weeks’ time.”
In a few short weeks, the Hurricanes head back to Raleigh, N.C., on May 12 for the ACC Championships at Lake Wheeler Park.