SARASOTA, Fla. – Four of the five Clemson boats that competed won medals on the second day of the Sunshine State Invite, including gold medals by the 1V4 and 2V4 and bronze medals by the 2V8 and 3V8.
Action began with the 1V8, and Emily Goff’s crew’s time of 6:33.50 placed them fourth, but the Tigers were far from done for the day. In the 2V4, Megan Kauffeld coxswained her boat to a time of 7:18.90, besting the second-place Miami by 10 seconds and earning the gold medal. The 1V4 was next, and they earned a gold medal by defeating UNC, with Katie Herbolsheimer’s boat’s time of 7:20.60 topping the Tar Heels by four seconds.
In the 2V8, Erin Murphy’s boat’s time of 6:33.74 edged Tulsa, a team who will be traveling to the Clemson Invitational next weekend, by three seconds to earn a bronze medal. The 3V8 also earned a bronze medal, as Julia Suplick’s crew’s time of 7:04.67 had them finishing two seconds behind host Jacksonville.
The Tigers return to action next weekend at the Clemson Invitational, hosted on Lake Hartwell on April 14 and 15.