Rowing continues recent success with another sweep

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No. 17 Alabama rowing continued its dominance on Saturday morning, winning all its races against Jacksonville and Creighton on Senior Day. The sweep marks the third consecutive sweep and fourth this season for the Crimson Tide.

The regatta was the Power of Pink race, which spreads awareness for breast cancer and shows support for all those who are fighting the disease. All the athletes wore pink shirts in support.

“It was great to be able to see our seniors have success in front of their family and friends,” Alabama head coach Glenn Putyrae said in a press release. “The crowd on the Landing brought a lot of energy to the crews on the water. Special thanks to Facilities, Event Management, Marketing, and our officials for helping us host a great event.”

During the regatta, there were two sessions, the 2,000-meter race and a trio of sprints. Alabama and Jacksonville started in the Third Varsity 4+, with the Crimson Tide earning the sweep with a first-place finish of 7:26.1. Alabama’s Fourth Varsity 4+ finishing second (7:45.1). Next, the Crimson Tide’s Second Varsity 4+ answered with a first-place finish, crossing the line at 7:22.0. Alabama’s Third Varsity 8+ (6:37.6) and Fourth Varsity 8+ (6:52.6) finished first and second keeping the Crimson Tide’s sweep intact. Alabama closed out the 2k session with wins in the First Varsity 4+ (7:17.0), Second Varsity 8+ (6:34.8) and First Varsity 8+ (6:25.3).

After a 25-minute break, the teams went head-to-head in three sprint-style pieces. Alabama earned the two top times in each piece. The Crimson Tide’s 1V4+ (2:31.5) and 2V4+ (2:34.8) started, before its 3V8+ (2:33.5) and 4V8+ (2:40.4) finished similarly, with the 1V8+ (2:36.6) and 2V8+ (2:38.9) ending the session and securing the clean sweep.

Alabama recognized 10 seniors, including Cheyenne Adams, Virginia Dodenhoff, Laura Egeland, Raien Emery, Lauren Fehr, Monica McGraw, Victoria Sibons, Rachel Sowell, Tressa Vitus, and Abby Wohler.

Alabama returns to action in Sarasota, Fla., for the Sunshine State Invitational, April 5-6.