Irish find some success in Oak Ridge
Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, March 23, 2017
Notre Dame opened their spring season at the 6th Annual Cardinal Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in decent form over spring break.
The Irish put forward four different boats for eight races over the weekend of March 11 and 12. They found moderate success with a collection of second and third-place finishes while boasting a first-place performance by the third Varsity Eight boat in its second race, which pulled a time of 7:00.22. Most boats improved in time in their second races compared with their firsts.
This upward trend spilled into Sunday when each of the four boats raced one final time. Notre Dame secured one third-place and two second-place finishes and was again led by a victory from the third Varsity Eight. This boat won its race by 10 seconds over second-place host Louisville, finishing with a time of 6:46.32.
Notre Dame will travel to Austin on March 25 for their next contest at the Longhorn Invitational.