Rowing: Sooners Sweep Longhorns

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 4:37 PM
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The Oklahoma rowing team swept all five of its races against rival Texas on the second and final day of the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

The Sooners won a total of 14 of 18 races over the two-day regatta, adding a sweep of UCF Saturday night and four wins against Kansas State Saturday morning. Every OU boat won at least once with the first varsity four, second varsity four and third varsity eight going undefeated on the weekend.

OU's first varsity eight finished the 2,000-meter race in 6:37.9 ahead of their Texas counterparts' time of 6:42.71. The second varsity eight added another win, completing the race in 6:46.9, well ahead of Texas at 6:58.82.

Both varsity four boats continued their weekend of wins, with the first varsity four finishing in 7:28.10, faster than Texas's 7:32.93, and the second varsity four racing to a time of 7:39.80 in a close race that saw Texas come in second at 7:40.18.

The third varsity eight ensured its perfect weekend with a time of 7:04.00, just ahead of the Longhorns' 7:06.65. Competing against Kansas State's 4V8, the Sooners' fourth varsity eight lost by just seventh-tenths of a second, 7:08.81 to 7:08.10.

Oklahoma will next compete at the Lake Natoma Invitational in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Saturday, April 12.

Sunday Results
BoatOklahomaTexas
1V86:37.96:42.71
2V86:46.96:58.82
1V47:28.107:32.93
2V47:39.807:40.18
3V87:04.007:06.65
4V87:08.817:08.10 vs. KSU

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