BOSTON -- Competing in the world's largest two-day rowing event, the University of Texas women's rowing team captured fourth place in the collegiate double while placing in the top 20 of all three races they competed at the annual Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Boston, Mass.
Texas' team of freshman Lucy Mulvey and sophomore Luise Fleischhauer combined in the collegiate double for a fourth place finish with a time of 21:55.847.
The Longhorns' varsity eight boat finished with a mark of 17:57.894, finishing in the top 20 for the sixth consecutive year in the championship eight at the prestigious regatta. Texas was the 14th-best finisher among university crews in a race that featured 47 boats. US Rowing won the event with a time of 16:34.633, 16 seconds ahead of runner-up Princeton University who finished in 16:50.059. London Training Center, the University of Virginia and Princeton Training Center rounded out the top five.
"This was a good number of races for our younger rowers to get experience," said head coach Carie Graves. "The races include a number of clubs and training centers so it can be highly competitive. Our eight and four teams did a great job, and I was very happy how our double did on the day, overall all three did very well."
The Longhorns' first varsity four boat raced in championship four competition and placed sixth out of 18 boats - and fourth among university crews - with a time of 19:55.149. The University of Victoria captured the win finishing with a time of 19:07.069, with Brown and the DeWolfe Rowing Club placing second and third, respectively.
The Longhorns return to action next weekend on Saturday, Oct. 29, when they race at the Head of the Colorado at Town Lake.