Rowing concludes 2004 fall campaign at Head of the Chattahoochee
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The University of 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 on Saturday, Nov. 6. Meanwhile, 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 senior Anke Wagner (Heideman, Germany) and freshman Stacey Park (Calgary, Alberta) took home first place in the Championship Double competition with a time of 21:24.5, while freshmen Hilary Corbett (St. Catherines, Ontario) and Abby Hahn (Olde Lyme, Conn.) 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.
"I was very pleased with the performance of our varsity squads today," said Texas head coach Carie Graves. "I was particularly happy with the depth shown in our second varsity eight squad taking third place in the time they did. Overall, we displayed solid depth this fall season which is always good as we prepare for the spring campaign."
In Freshman/Novice Eight competition, UT's first novice eight boat finished second - behind Clemson - rowing the course in 18:16.0, while the Longhorns' second novice eight boat took fourth. Texas concluded its novice competition with its top boat placing fourth in the Novice Four event.
For the Longhorns, the Head of the Chattahoochee Regatta marked their final competition of the fall season. Texas rowing will begin its 2005 spring campaign on Saturday, Feb. 12, on Town Lake for the Fighting Nutria - 2005.