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March 23, 2002

The University of Tulsa rowing team was held winless through six combined races, between Friday (March 22nd) and Saturday (March 23rd). Tulsa has faced Iowa, Texas, and Kansas State through the first two days of the Longhorn Invitational held in Austin, Texas, on Town Lake. The races are 2000 meters in length and are run in a dual format, in which, two boats compete head to head against each other.

Just hours after making it to Austin, Tulsa had to prepare for a 5:30 p.m. race time against Iowa on Friday. The novice-8s were the first to go. The Hawkeye rowers won the race with a time of 7:29.0 to the Hurricane's 8:18.0. The varsity-8 rowers were up next with Iowa taking that race as well. Tulsa finished 13.4 seconds behind the Iowa boat with a time of 6:57.0.

As Saturday rolled around, each Tulsa boat had two races ahead of them. The first boats off the line, at 8 a.m., were the Texas novice-8s against Tulsa's novice-8 boat. Texas won the race by over a minute, with a time of 7:22.8 to Tulsa's 8:28.6. Twenty minutes later, Tulsa's varsity-8 boat was able to hit the water against Texas's varisty-8 squad. Texas, again, was triumphant. The Longhorn varsity boat finished with a time of 6:54.1, while Tulsa's boat came in seventeen seconds behind.

The second competitor for Tulsa on Saturday was Kansas State. The first of the two races began at 5:20 p.m. The novice-8s were the first off the line again, with K-State taking the race by 41-seconds, with a time of 8:48.0. The varsity-8s took off next with the Wildcats coming away with a 23.4 second victory.

Tulsa takes on SMU Sunday morning to finish off their showing at the Invitational. Keep in mind that there is no overall champion, as this is merely a tune-up for the spring season. Every team is testing the waters, except Kansas State which is in their second competition of the young season.

Friday's Results:

Novice 8s. Iowa-7:29.0. Tulsa-8:18.0.

Varisty 8s. Iowa-6:57.0. Tulsa-7:10.4.

 

 

Saturday Morning Results:

Novice 8s. Texas-7:22.8. Tulsa-8:28.6.

Varsity 8s. Texas-6:54.1. Tulsa-7:11.1.

Saturday Evening Results:

Novice 8s. Kansas State-8:48.0. Tulsa-9:29.0.

Varsity 8s. K-State-7:29.4. Tulsa-7:52.8.

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Contact Natasha Ostopovich at natasha-ostopovich@utulsa.edu