CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Duke rowing team won two events on the first day of the Head of the Chattahoochee, taking top honors in the Championship 8+ and Championship 4+.
Duke's A crew of coxswain
Caroline Kiritsy, Emily Theys, Claire Vannelli, Grace Cassidy, Laura Sciarrino,
Caroline Williams, Lauren Miranda, Sophia Blair and Katie Dukovich just missed finishing the Championship 8+ in under 16 minutes, posting a time of 16:03.5, which was more than 20 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Oklahoma (16:25.6). The Blue Devils also bested boats from Miami (16:28.4), Texas (16:35.4) and Tennessee (16:39.3) that rounded out the top five. Duke's second entry in the race also notched a top-10 finish, placing ninth with a time of 16:51.8.