Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Incredible racing from the team.  Varsity 4+ started the day with a big 2nd place finish behind #6 UVA and in front of #16 Clemson.  The 2nd Varsity 8+ raced incredibly aggressive into a tough head wind and finished 4th just behind Miami.  And the big race of the day came from the Varsity 8+.  The boat was just behind Clemson and UVA pushing it's lead, when coxswain Caroline Kiritsy called a move to pull up with Clemson at the 750m to go.  Once even, Duke put on a great sprint and finished 3 seconds ahead of #16 Clemson and only 8 seconds behind #6 UVA.  UVA is one of the fastest eights in the country according to cMax polls (I would agree) and this puts our eight in the speed of other top 10-12 boats in the country.  "Go to the Speed!" Nice job Duke!