CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – A fourth-place finish by one of Clemson’s novice boats highlighted the Tigers’ final competition of the 2017 fall season at the Rivanna Romp on Sunday. The Tigers had a boat finish in the top 10 of each of the three events.
“Our top boats placed higher, with better times, than last year in similar conditions,” head coach Stephen Frazier Wong said. “As a check on our training to this point, that is encouraging, and now we need to use this momentum to attack our winter training with renewed intensity. With four months until the start of our spring season racing, we need to bring a sense of urgency to every practice and every day of training to ensure that we get the results we want.”
The boat coxswained by Rita O’Shea in the Varsity 8+ came in seventh place of 21 with a time of 13:48.3, and Rebekah Stein’s crew’s time of 14:16.9 placed them 15th.
In the Varsity 4+, Clemson’s top boat was the one coxswained by Rebekah Stein, which crossed the finish in 15:24.0 and earned eighth place of 24 boats. Rita O’Shea’s crew finished in 15:35.4 and placed 12th, Tori Martin’s crew’s time of 15:58.8 was good for 16th, and Katharine Komsa’s boat placed 21st with a time of 16:41.4.
10 boats competed in the Novice 8+, and Katie Holmes’ crew earned the best Clemson finish of the day with a fourth-place time of 14:46.3. The boat coxswained by Erin Murphy finished 10th with a time of 17:00.2.
Coxswain: Erin Murphy; 8: Cate Smith; 7: Kaley Wojciechowski; 6: Charlotte Taylor; 5: Cate Schrieber; 4: Isabella Beckler; 3: Katie Flynn; 2: Bridget Kane; 1: Emily Ash
Coxswain: Katie Holmes; 8: Kenzie Fisher; 7: Camille Beck 6: Mary Sales; 5: Samantha Nichols; 4: Sydney Nelson; 3: Kennedy Adcock; 2: Maya Roberts; 1: Caitlyn Raber