Texas rowers practice at Lake Walter E. Long on April 26, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas rowing team qualifies for all grand finals at Longhorn Invite

Posted April 26th, 2019

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All Texas rowing boats won their heats, qualifying for the grand finals of the Longhorn Invite on Saturday at Lake Walter E. Long.

The competition started a day early due to predicted winds for mid-morning Saturday.

The I Varsity Eight boat won in 6 minutes, 22.540 seconds, topping Indiana by more than six seconds.

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The No. 4 Longhorns took another win when the II Varsity Eight boat claimed first place in 6:36.140, beating Indiana by more than nine seconds.

The I Varsity Four boat also took a win in 7:24.990, beating the Southern Cal boat by less than five seconds.

The final varsity boat, the II Varsity Four boat won in 7:24.420, finishing ahead of Indiana by nearly eight seconds.

Texas also won both Novice Eight heats as well.

The grand finals begin at 7:10 a.m. Saturday.

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