OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Alabama rowing closed out the Cardinal Invite Sunday, winning each of its final five races. The Crimson Tide’s First Varsity 8+ highlighted the day, posting the fastest time of any V8+ crew of the day by three-tenths of a second.

In its final session of the weekend, the Tide squared off against Clemson and Indiana. Alabama’s First Varsity 8+ started the sweep, rowing to a 5:42.461 finish – one second ahead of Indiana who came in at No. 16 in the 2019 CRCA/US Rowing Preseason Poll. The Tide’s First Varsity 4+ (6:26.509), Third Varsity 8+ (6:04.817), Second Varsity 8+ (5:57.119) and Second Varsity 4+ (6:39.925) crews won their respective races to secure Alabama the sweep.