DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke rowing team will make its second of three trips to Clemson this year, visiting for the Clemson Invitational April 13-14. The two-day event begins at 6:00 p.m., Friday on Lake Hartwell as 21 teams will be participating.
Eight of the programs are nationally ranked in this weeks’ Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll and 14 are either ranked by the CRCA or receiving votes. Headlining the field are No. 4 Ohio State, No. 9 Virginia, No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 13 USC, No. 15 Washington State, No. 17 Indiana, No. 18 Syracuse and No. 20 Oklahoma. Among the teams receiving votes are Clemson, Duke, UCF, Louisville, Minnesota and UCLA.
The Blue Devils are competing in their first regatta since March 10, when they swept the Carolina Cup for the second-consecutive year on the same course as this weekend’s event.
Duke will send its V8, 2V8, 3V8, V4 and 2V4 into competition. All five boats will take part in Saturday’s morning and afternoon sessions, with lanes and opponents predetermined.
Saturday’s finals, which also begin at 6:00 p.m., will be determined with the results from Friday evening and Saturday morning. The results will be using the NCAA point schedule to determine an overall Clemson Invitational Champion.
Live results will be available at HereNow.com and the event will be streamed on Clemson Rowing’s Facebook page.
The Blue Devils return to action next Saturday with a double dual against Ohio State and Michigan State in Columbus, Ohio.
V8 – Coxswain Meagan Lew, Lelia Boley, Katherine Maitland, Olivia Mendonca, Shannon Tierney, Sarah Fletcher, Caitlyn Carlisle, Olivia Hunt and Isabel Ruby-Hill
2V8 – Coxswain Tara Fagan, Rhea Bergman, Maya Blake, Katherine Lustig, Ema Kuczura, Sophie Simister, Tara Christensen, Abby Artmann and Taji Phillips
3V8 – Coxswain Anna Power Jestin, Grace Garverick, Savannah Herbek, Reed Kenny, Sydney Cikovic, Caroline Olsen, Margot Calmar, Sarah Hubner and Sydney Aquilina
V4 – Coxswain Leeloo Gilet, Laura Navarrete, Anne Klok, Madison Brown and Kiernan Spencer
2V4 – Coxswain Rani Duff, Marissa Donadio, Bailey Knight, Alexa Campbell and Anna Jenkins
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