This weekend, the North Carolina women’s rowing team traveled to Clemson, S.C., to compete in the ACC Championship regatta against some of the top teams in the country.
At 8:05 a.m. on Friday, the competition began with two Third Varsity Eight heats. In this event, the Tar Heels went up against Notre Dame, Clemson and No. 14 Duke, but fell short as they came in at fourth place.
Three ACC teams are currently ranked among the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Poll with Syracuse headlining the group at No. 11, followed by No. 14 Duke and No. 15 Virginia.
Continuing on Friday, the Varsity Eight squad rose above Boston College to once again receive a fourth-place finish with a time of 6:55.692 after Syracuse, Louisville and Clemson came out on top.
For the third out of five total events, the Second Varsity Eight team competed against four other ACC teams and fell to fifth after falling behind fourth-place Boston College by nearly 10 seconds.
To round out Friday’s festivities, the Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four completed in a set of four total heats. In these two events, North Carolina finished in fourth place to end the day.
Since the Tar Heels earned lower ranks in their Friday preliminaries, they went on to compete in the Petite Final on Saturday, rather than the Grand Final.
With action beginning at 8:05 a.m. once again, North Carolina was up against a much shorter list of competitors on Saturday. In matchups versus Notre Dame, Miami and Boston College, the Petite Final may not earn the team a medal, but is a place to display its talent.