May 1, 2014
SCHEDULE9:15 a.m. - V8
9:30 a.m. - 28
9:45 a.m. - V4
10:00 a.m. - 2V4
10:15 a.m. - 4V/N8
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2V8+ EARNS WEEKLY HONORTennessee's second varsity eight coxed by sophomore Harper Lucas and including Kaitlan Aries, Victoria Florence, Erin Gibbemeyer, Haileigh Norris, Katelyn Williams, Abigail Gray, Taylor Athan and Rachel Whitaker was honored as the Conference USA Boat of the Week of April 23 after its performance at the Clemson Invitational.
The 2V8+ placed third in their final race on Lake Hartwell at the Clemson Invitational on April 20. The Lady Vol crew finished less than two seconds behind No. 21 Oregon State with a third-place time of 7 minutes and 51.4 seconds holding off Conference USA foe Oklahoma (7:58.1), Miami (8:01.3), Iowa (8:11.5) and Duke (8:15.0). The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew placed first (7:35.6).
The Tennessee second varsity eight was also victorious over conference rival Texas during the Clemson Invitational, placing sixth with a time of 7 minutes and 15.3 seconds, a little over 4 seconds ahead of Texas (7:19.4).
This accolade marked the first for the Tennessee rowing program this season.
LADY VOLS FIGHT HARD AT CLEMSONThe Lady Vols competed with many highly ranked teams from across the country at the Clemson Invitational including No. 18 Clemson, No. 25 Gonzaga, No. 21 Oregon State, No. 22 Louisville, No. 23 Dartmouth and No. 24 Michigan State.
The highlight of Saturday was a fourth place finish by the varsity four, falling to No. 18 Clemson, No. 26 Gonzaga and No. 21 Oregon State, with a time of 9 minutes and 2.0 seconds, a little over one second behind the Beavers of Oregon State.
The second varsity eight secured the highest finish of the Lady Vol crews during the weekend, taking third in the second session on Sunday in 7:51.4 behind Harvard and No. 21 Oregon State and ahead of Oklahoma, Miami, Iowa and Duke.
UP NEXTThe 2014 C-USA Championships will be held on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
2013 C-USA CHAMPIONSHIPSTennessee placed second at last year's championships with 57 points. Oklahoma claimed first place with 63 points.