SMU Returns To East Coast For First Time Since 2007 To Compete At Miami
April 24, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU women's rowing team goes to Miami, Fla., this weekend, competing on the east coast for the first time since racing in the Knecht Cup in Camden, N.J., on April 14, 2007. The Mustangs will race against conference-foe UCF, Old Dominion and Miami on Saturday and Sunday in the two-day event, which will be the last competition of the regular season.
"I'm looking forward to racing this weekend in Miami. This is our first trip the east coast in a few years and our last regular season regatta for all of our seniors," head coach Doug Wright said. "I will be looking to them to lead us this weekend. I am asking them to leave their legacy on the race course Saturday and Sunday for the returning rowers to build on. I want them (seniors) to realize how quickly four years goes by and in that limited time, everything they do in that 2000 meters really matters - For their own sense of accomplishment, as well as for the impact their actions have on the program as a whole."
In 2007, the last time the Mustangs competed on the east coast, SMU won the third final with a time of 7:09.9 after posting a 6:54.6 in the first heat. This season, SMU won on its home course at White Rock Lake against Creighton, and knocked off Kansas State at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Mustangs recorded their fastest time of the season, beating Creighton in the 1st Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:53.4.