Miami Hosts Barry for Head of the Indian Creek
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The University of Miami of rowing team competed in its first fall race of the season, hosting the Barry Buccaneers for the Head of the Indian Creek at the Miami Beach Rowing Club.
The two teams met for a 4000-meter head race, beginning with the varsity eights.
The Miami varsity eight ‘A boat’ set a new course record, crossing the finish line in a time of 12:57.76. The Miami ‘B boat’ came in second in a time of 13:38.06, while the Barry varsity eight boat finished third at 14:21.07. The Miami ‘C boat’ rounded out the competition, posting a fourth-place time of 14:32.98.
“It was awesome to see both our first and second eights beat their times from last year despite the conditions, and I think it’s terrific that we have enough depth this year to boat a third eight,” head coach James Mulcahy said. “For a lot of the athletes, that was either their first race as a Miami Hurricane or their final Head of the Indian Creek, so we’re glad they got to do something memorable.”
Unfortunately, inclement weather halted racing and the varsity four races were ultimately canceled.
“A big thank you to the Miami Beach Rowing Club and their staff for not only hosting the regatta, but for their quick decision-making to keep the athletes safe as a slow-moving cell of thunderstorms arrived,” Mulcahy said. “It’s always disappointing when some athletes don’t get to race due to circumstances outside their control, but we’re an outdoor sport and safety must always be paramount.”