Mustangs Sweep Varsity 8+ Races Against Creighton
March 16, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU rowing team got off to a fast start to the spring season, sweeping the Varsity 8+ races against Creighton Saturday in windy conditions at White Rock Lake. The Mustangs were nearly 15 seconds in front of Creighton in the 1st Varsity 8+ race, finishing the course with a time of 6:53.4, the only boat of the day to post a time under seven minutes.
SMU's 2nd Varsity 8+ was nearly as fast, completing the race in 7:18.0 to score the second win of the day for the Mustangs, beating Creighton's team which posted a time of 7:39.5. The Bluejays also earned two race victories, edging out the Mustangs in the Varsity 4+ and the Novice 8+.
The Mustangs next race is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, in Austin, Texas, at the Longhorn Invitational. The event will be the second of three competitions in four weeks for SMU.