April 5, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (SMU) - The SMU rowing Novice 8 squad took home first-place honors for the Mustangs against Alabama and Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
The crew posted a time of 7:47 to top Alabama and Eastern Michigan crews that finished in 7:58.5 and 9:00.8, respectively.
In Varsity 8 action, the Ponies' first crew finished in a time of 7:45.9. The Crimson Tide finished first, clocking in at 7:36.3, and the Eagles trailed at 8:03.3. SMU posted a 7:47.4 in the Second Varsity 8 race falling to Alabama (7:38) and defeating Eastern Michigan (8:47.7).
The Varsity 4 Mustangs finished third in their race with a time of 9:07. Alabama took the top two spots as its 2V crew finished on top at 8:46.7, and its 1V crew followed at 8:53.0. The third crew from Alabama placed fourth (9:19) and EMU rounded out the field (9:48.9).
SMU is back in action next weekend when it travels to Cherry Hill, N.J., for a two-day event starting on Saturday. Check SMUMustangs.com for ways to follow.