Rowing preview: Head of the Hooch Regatta
Site: Chattahoochee River, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Last Year: The Texas women's rowing team closed out its 2004 fall season in impressive fashion, winning the Championship Double and Championship Eight events at the Head of the Chattahoochee Regatta on the Chattahoochee River/Lanier Lake.
Texas' novice squads placed fourth in the Freshman/Novice Four and turned in a runner-up finish in the Freshman/Novice Eight race.
The Longhorns' first varsity tandem of Anke Wagner and Stacey Park took home first place in the Championship Double competition with a time of 21:24.5, while Hilary Corbett and Abby Hahn teamed to take 11th. Kansas earned a runner-up finish in the race.
Texas continued its strong racing in the Championship Eight event, placing two boats in the top five - including a first-place performance from the Longhorns' first varsity eight boat - and all three of its boats within the top 10. UT's second varsity eight boat and third varsity eight boat placed third and seventh, respectively, with times of 17:54.2 and 18:21.4. The University of Florida took second with Kansas (fourth) and Miami (fifth) rounding out the top five.
Last Time Out: Competing in its third regatta of the fall season and the first on its home course, The University of Texas women's rowing team posted an impressive performance at the 23rd annual Pumpkin Head of the Colorado on Town Lake in Austin. Senior Courtney MacIntosh won her second singles race of the year in the women's open single scull to pace the Longhorns.
MacIntosh finished with a time of 23:13.37 in the single scull. UT also clocked victories in the women's open four, pair, double scull and eight races, while Texas' novice squads enjoyed their first racing of the season. The first-year rowers looked impressive winning both novice eight races.
The Longhorns swept the top three spots in the open pair race with three out of their four teams. The No. 4 squad took seventh in the event with a time of 24:17.88. The No. 1 squad finished in 21:25.59, No. 2 in 22:26.71 and No. 3 broke the tape at 22:57.76.