Hurricanes Make History on Day One of ACC Championships
RALEIGH, N.C. – The University of Miami rowing team made history on day one of the 2023 ACC Rowing Championships as all three NCAA-qualifying boats earned a trip to the grand finals for the first time in program history.
The first varsity eight, second varsity eight and first varsity four, which are the boats eligible to compete at the NCAA Championship, all finished in third place or better Friday morning at Lake Wheeler Park to punch their tickets to the grand final races.
The 1v8 boat was the first Miami crew to qualify for the grand final, crossing the finish line in second place in a time of 6:29.712 – new program record for the fastest 1v8 time at the ACC Championship.
The 2v8 followed up with a second-place showing of their own, posting a 2000-meter time of 6:50.586 to earn their third straight berth to the grand final.
Miami’s 1v4 crossed the finish line in a time of 7:34.937, recording a third-place finish and earning a trip to the grand final for the first time since 2019.
The third varsity eight (7:31.566) and the second varsity four (7:51.660) boats finished in fifth and fourth in their heat races, respectively, to move on to the ACC Championship petite finals.
Racing on Saturday kicks off at 8:05 a.m. beginning with the third varsity eight petite final. The 2v4 and 1v4 will head to the starting line at 8:30 a.m. and 9:05 a.m., respectively, followed by the 2v8 at 9:30 a.m. and the 1v8 at 9:55 a.m.
A full schedule may be found on the Miami website and Saturday’s races will air on ACC Network Extra.