Over the weekend, the SMU rowing team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to compete against the University of Alabama and fell to the Crimson Tide by only a few seconds.
In their first Spring regatta, the Mustangs faced the Crimson Tide in multiple races. SMU’s first varsity 8+ team narrowly missed victory by .7 seconds in the final 1,000-meter session, coming in with a time of 3:51.9. The first varsity team is comprised of junior Brittany Rigg, freshman Juliet Traylor, senior Alyssa Sands, freshman Erin Pierce, freshman Madison van Meel, junior Sam Helmick-Schwarzmiller, Brittany Courteau, senior Lauren Vanek and junior coxswain Emily Fogg.
SMU’s second varsity 8+ team is led by freshman coxswain Sarah Fitchett and comprised of junior Adelaide Moore, sophomore Megan Scott, freshman Abigail Bentley, junior Emily MacAdam, freshman Peyton Jewell, senior Eki Olumese, senior Paige Papesch and sophomore Trevor Rose. The second varsity 8+ team fell 5 seconds short of Alabama in the first 1,000-meter race, recording a time of 4:11.9.
Up next, on Friday night the Mustangs will host Creighton at White Rock Lake. The races will begin at 5:40 p.m. Then, the Mustangs will head west for the San Diego Crew Classic on March 24-25.