March 26, 2016
By Russell Dorn
AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 16 University of Notre Dame rowing team wrapped up action at the Longhorn Invitational at Lady Bird Lake Saturday morning with four races against No. 8 Texas.
Thanks to a strong wind the Irish lowered their times from Friday. Notre Dame finished the 2nd varsity 4 in 7:50.28, the 1st varsity 4 in 7:31.05, the 2nd varsity 8 in 6:45.31 and the 1st varsity 8 in 6:36.30.
Notre Dame finished just over 10 seconds behind the Longhorns in the 1st varsity 4, a little over nine seconds behind in the 2nd varsity 8 and less than 10 seconds behind in the 1st varsity 8.
“I thought we raced hard today,” said head coach Martin Stone. “All the boats raced better but Texas is very good and we think that they are the fastest team we have seen so far this year and we’ve seen some pretty quick teams. Overall we are pleased. We will go back and regroup and have a great week of training and get ready to roll next weekend.”
The Irish get right back to action next Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana at the Big 10-ACC Double Dual hosted by Indiana University at Lake Lemon.
For more information on the Notre Dame rowing program, follow the Irish on Facebook (/NDWomensRowing) and Twitter (@NDRowing).
Russell Dorn, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2011 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame volleyball, rowing and baseball programs. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dorn graduated from Furman University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history before earning his master’s degree in sports communications from Georgia State University in 2011.