Rowing dominates second day of Longhorn Invitational
AUSTIN, Texas -- In Saturday’s two sessions of rowing at the Longhorn Invitational, the Texas Varsity and Novice Rowing team totaled 12 victories in its 13 duel-style races. The Longhorns’ strong showing included a perfect 7-0 sweep in the afternoon session, improving UT’s weekend record to 17 wins in 19 total races.
In the morning session the Longhorns won a regatta-best five of its six races, winning all but its first varsity eight race against Duke. UT won its first race of the day, cruising to a 07:11.6-to- 07:59.0 victory over Duke in the first novice eight race. The Longhorns followed with a triumph in the first varsity four race, crossing the finish in 07:54.4, while the Blue Devils finished in 08:00.2. Texas added a third straight win in the second varsity eight race, downing Duke, 06:56.3-to- 07:02.7.
The Horns fell to the Blue Devils in their next race, dropping the first varsity eight race, finishing just 1.2 seconds behind Duke. The Blue Devils crossed the finish in 06:45.0, while Texas finished in 06:46.2.
Later in the morning, UT posted its fourth victory of the day with a convincing 07:11.7-to- 07:28.5 win over Iowa, and in the Horns’ final race of the morning session, the second novice eight crew tallied a crushing victory, finishing in 07:28.5. Texas defeated the Kansas State second novice eight (07:54.7) and the Central Florida first varsity four (07:57.5) in the race.
In the afternoon session the Longhorns posted a perfect 7-0 record, downing Iowa in six straight races to start the session and knocking off Kansas State later in the day.
The Longhorns started the afternoon with a 07:43.0-to-08:04.5 victory over Iowa in the second novice eight race. Texas followed the win by downing the Hawkeyes 07:31.1-to- 07:37.5 in the first novice eight race and then added a pair of victories in the second and first novice four races.
Texas edged Iowa 08:36.8-to-09:08.6 in the second varsity four and then the crew of coxswain Annie Heiner, Abby Hahn, Kindel Keen, Whitney McMahon and Emily Dayley downed the Hawkeyes 08:43.2-to- 08:54.6 in the first varsity four race.
The varsity eight races against Iowa followed, with Texas taking the second eight race 07.28.9-to- 07:34.5 and edging the Hawkeyes 07:15.7-to- 07:19.9 in the first varsity eight race.
The first varsity eight boat coxed by Mary Cait McPherson and stroked by Latane Montague was comprised of Emilie Tingey, Luise Fleischhaurer, Carly Gloge, Nancy Arrington, Megan Lenard, Alex Janss, and Megan O’Hargen.
Texas’ second varsity eight consisted of coxswain Katy Kemp, Lindsay Foster, Caitlin Krouse, Danielle Bartz, Callie Mattrisch, Kelli Garrett, Amy Knitt, Veronika Buonaugurio and Lianna Burton.
In its final race of the day the Longhorns’ third novice eight concluded Texas’ perfect afternoon, finishing in 07:56.2, while Kansas State’s second novice eight finished in 08:29.2Texas returns to the water Sunday, March 18 when it concludes the Longhorn Invitational on Town Lake. The first race begins at 8 a.m.