DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke rowing team will begin its spring season Saturday, traveling to Clemson, S.C., as part of the Carolina Cup. The Blue Devils will take on North Carolina and the host Tigers for the Carolina Cup title.
Action begins at 8:30 a.m., as the boats will cover the 2,000-meter course on Lake Hartwell.
The Blue Devils swept the Carolina Cup last year with 99 overall points to best the Tigers (87) and Tar Heels (78).
The Blue Devils last competed November 12 at the Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, Va. In Virginia, Duke turned in three top-five finishes, highlighted by the top varsity 4+ capturing a first-place finish.
The top V4 boat of Meagan Lew, Lelia Boley, Olivia Mendonca, Katherine Maitland and Isabel Ruby-Hill placed first in a time of 14:34.2, 10 seconds faster than the second-place boat of Virginia. In the V8, Duke’s top boat took third in 13:30.7 in the 21-boat race and the top Novice 8+ notched a second-place showing in 14:27.7, only trailing the Cavaliers.
Duke will return to Clemson and Lake Hartwell once more this season for the ACC Championships Sunday, May 13.
Following the conclusion of this weekend’s action, the Blue Devils will welcome Virginia for a scrimmage on Lake Michie Saturday, April 7.
Carolina Cup Race Schedule
8:30 a.m. | 3V8
8:42 a.m. | 2V4
8:54 a.m. | V4
9:06 a.m. | 2V8
9:18 a.m. | V8
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Scrimmage Pieces
11:00 a.m. | Trophy Ceremony
V8 – Meagan Lew, Isabel Ruby-Hill, Katherine Maitland, Shannon Tierney, Sarah Fletcher, Caitlyn Carlisle, Abby Artmann, Lelia Boley, Olivia Mendonca
2V8 – Tara Fagan, Olivia Hunt, Maya Blake, Katherine Lustig, Ema Kuczura, Sophie Simister, Tara Christensen, Rhea Bergman, Taji Phillips
3V8 – Anna Power Jestin, Bailey Knight, Savannah Herbek, Grace Garverick, Sydney Cikovic, Caroline Olsen, Margot Calmar, Sarah Hubner, Sydney Aquilina
V4 – Leeloo Gilet, Laura Navarrete, Marissa Donadio, Kiernan Spencer, Anne Klok
2V4 – Rani Duff, Madison Brown, Anna Jenkins, Alexa Campbell, Reed Kenny