Texas at the Head of the Hooch
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, All Day
Where: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Chattahoochee)
· Head coach Carie Graves and the Texas Rowing team travel the varsity eight C boat and the novice rowing team to Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday, Nov. 4 for the Head of the Hooch regatta. The regatta marks the third event of the fall calendar for the Longhorns and is the first road competition of 2006 for the Texas Novice Rowing team.
· The Head of the Hooch is a 5,000-m (3 mile) head race on the Tennessee River ending at Ross's Landing Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee. All boats are started sequentially and will race against the clock.
· In the 2005 race the Horns varsity eight boat had a good showing, placing 14th in the women's championship eight race. Texas crossed the line with a time of 17:16.3. The University of Tennessee A team won the race with a 16:06.1, Duke was second with a time of 16:28.2 and the Volunteers' B boat took home third with a time of 16:31.6.
· Texas swept the top three spots in the novice women's eight at the 2005 Head of the Hooch. The Horns' novice rowers finished one, two and three in the women's collegiate and club novice eights race. The three teams finished with times of 17:52.5, 18:02.9 and 18:39.1, respectively.
· Last weekend at the Head of the Colorado, Texas finished second, completing the 5,000-meter head race in 17:30.35, while SMU finished first with a time of 17:18.5. The second Texas eight boat finished fourth with a time of 17:52.42 and the third eight boat crossed the line in 17:58.68, good for a fifth-place finish.
· The Longhorns took first through seventh place in the women's open pair with Carly Gloge and Alex Janss placing first with a time of 20:52.55. Luise Fleischhauer and Lucy Mulvey placed second (20:53.91), Hilary Corbett and Emilie Tingey finished third (21:01.97), Ann Hochschild and Caitlin Krouse (21:26.52) placed fourth and Danielle Bartz and Christine Reppa (21:33.75) rounded out the top five. Veronica Buonaugurio and Caley Hullihen (21:45.64) finished sixth for the Horns, while Whitney McMahon and Megan Lenard crossed the finish line in seventh place (22:31.83).
· Texas placed two boats in the top five of the women's open four, with the boat of coxswain Katy Kemp, Lindsay Foster, Dorothy Baden-Mayer, Latane Montague, Megan Kohrs finishing third with a time of 19:48.37. The boat of coxswain Melissa Jensen, Talour Venable, Rachel Stelzer, Ellen Haynes, Elisabeth Meserve placed fifth, finishing in 20:32.18.
· The novice squad took first and second in the women's novice eight at the Head of the Colorado. The first novice boat crossed the finish line in 18:45.36, while the second boat finished in 18:48.46. Three novice boats finished in the top five of the women's novice four, finishing second (21:13.1), third (21:16.45) and fifth (23:16.42).
· The Head of the Oklahoma on Sept. 30 was the Horns' first regatta of the 2006 season. Texas' first eight boat recorded a fifth place finish in the collegiate eight, while the Horns' third eight boat finished second and the second eight boat posted a 12th place finish.
· At the Head of the Oklahoma, UT placed three teams in the top five of the women's collegiate pair. The tandem of Luise Fleischhauer and Lucy Mulvey placed third with a time o 17:23.398, while the team of Hilary Corbett and Emilie Tingey (17:30.909) placed fourth and Carly Gloge and Alex Janss (17:36.653) finished fifth.
Varsity Eight C Lineup
Coxswain - Katy Kemp