CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 14 Duke rowing team began the spring with an impressive performance at the Carolina Cup on Lake Hartwell. The Blue Devils competed against host Clemson and North Carolina and won all five races, claiming the 3V8, 2V4, V4, 2V8 and V8 races.
Duke totaled 99 points to best the host Tigers (87) and Tar Heels (78).
The Blue Devils began the day with winning the 3V8 in 7:05.5 to outrace North Carolina (7:14.6) and Clemson (7:25.7). Duke then took the 2V4 with a time of 7:37.4, holding off Clemson (7:43.3) and North Carolina (8:11.6).
The V4 went to Duke, clearing the finish line more than 11 seconds ahead of any other boat in 7:27.1 while Clemson clocked out in 7:38.7 and North Carolina in 7:39.8.
The 2V8 also had a Duke win, completing the course in 6:47.3 to complete the action nearly 10 seconds ahead of the host Tigers (6:57.0) and Tar Heels (7:07.9).
The Blue Devils finished the day with a win in the main event, claiming the V8 in 6:41.3, more than 13 seconds before Clemson (6:54.5) and North Carolina (6:55.5).
The Blue Devils will open the regular season next Saturday in Austin, Texas, for the Longhorn Invite.
3V8 - Duke 7:05.5, North Carolina 7:14.6, Clemson 7:25.7
2V4 - Duke 7:37.4, Clemson 7:43.3, UNC 8:11.6
V4 - Duke 7:27.1, Clemson 7:38.7, UNC 7:39.8
2V8 - Duke 6:47.3, Clemson 6:57.0, UNC 7:07.9
V8 - Duke 6:41.3, Clemson 6:54.5, UNC 6:55.5
V8 - Meagan Lew, Isabel Ruby-Hill, Jessica Findlay, Shannon Tierney, Sarah Fletcher, Megan Conroy, Katherine Maitland, Olivia Mendonca and Elizabeth Horne
2V8 - Karly Pearson, Rhea Bergman, Sophie Simister, Lelia Boley, Phoebe Donovan, Kiernan Spencer, Abby Artmann, Taji Phillips and Celia Macrae
V4 - Tara Fagan, Tani O'Neill, Julia Weber, Madison Brown and Tara Christensen
2V4 - Jiahui Liao, Bella Miller, Karley Whelan, Caroline Willis and Marissa Donadio
3V8 - Rani Duff, Grace Garverick, Isabel Ruffin, Danielle Lodge, Sara Varsames, Anna Jenkins, Kiamya Philson, Cassie Ingram and Alexa Campbell