SARASOTA, Fla. – On the first day of racing, No. 18-ranked University of Alabama rowing team sent crews to each of Saturday’s Grand Final at Sarasota’s Sunshine State Invitational.
Alabama’s Second Varsity 4+ finished first (7:18.20) in its heat. The Crimson Tide’s Third Varsity 4+ also competed in the heat, finishing fourth (7:39.87) to move on to the Petite Final. Alabama’s First Varsity 4+ placed second (7:18.75) in its heat. The Tide’s Third Varsity 8+ finished first in 6:46.20. Alabama’s Second Varsity 8+ crew advanced to the Grand Finals as did Alabama’s First Varsity 8+, which finished first in its heat at 6:31.50.