Oak Ridge, Tenn. - The 2018 Big 12 Rowing Championship finals are set after an exhilarating day of preliminary action on Saturday at Melton Hill Lake.
Texas and Oklahoma won their respective heats in the five races to secure the best lanes for Sunday’s medal events. All of Sunday’s action will be available online through a live stream and live results on Big12Sports.com.
In the First Eight, Texas (6:32.399) and Oklahoma (6:46.443) finished first in their respective heats to advance to the Grand Final. Tennessee (6:52.270), Alabama (6:59.627), Kansas (7:00.989) and K-State (7:02.440) also advanced to the Grand Final on Sunday.
The Longhorns (6:43.152) and Sooners (7:01.341) also won their respective heats in the Second Eight to secure the fastest lanes in the Grand Final. Alabama (6:59.512), Tennessee (7:03.056), K-State (7:04.335) and Kansas (7:12.704) punched their tickets to the Second Eight Grand Final. West Virginia and Old Dominion will compete in the Petite Final for both the First Eight and Second Eight.
In the First Four, Texas finished first in Heat 1 with a time of 7:32.108 and Oklahoma claimed Heat 2 with a finish of 7:36.763. Alabama (7:45.850), Tennessee (7:53.458), K-State (8:02.520) and Kansas (8:03.560) will round out the Grand Final.
With a clocked time of 7:41.44, Texas won the first heat of the Second Four to advance to the Grand Final. Oklahoma triumphed in the second heat with a time of 7:43.633 to secure one of the fastest lanes. The Lady Vols (7:53.256), Crimson Tide (7:52.815), Jayhawks (8:04.068), Wildcats (8:20.274) and Mountaineers (8:07.315) will all compete in the Grand Final.
In the Third Eight, Texas (7:01.559) and Oklahoma (7:13.195) also claimed the fastest lanes. All participating teams (Alabama, Kansas, K-State, Oklahoma, Old Dominion) will be in the Third Eight Grand Final on Sunday.
Events on Sunday