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May 17, 2014

Oak Ridge, Tennessee - The Tulsa Varsity 4+ earned a silver medal, the 3rd Varsity 8+ picked up a bronze medal and the team finished fourth in the Conference USA Championship on Saturday afternoon on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

"I am really proud of the way the team raced today," Head Coach Kevin Harris said. "The team has come a long way compared to last year. I am glad all of the hard work the team has done this year showed in today's results."

In the Varsity 4+, TU posted a time of 7:36.00 in the Heat and then turned in a second-place finish in the Grand Final with a time of 7:30.38. TU finished three seconds behind Kansas State, but ahead of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee in the final.

Up next was the 2nd Varsity 8+ race. Tulsa beat out Sacramento State, West Virginia and Alabama, but trailed Tennessee and Kansas State to make the final. In the final, TU finished sixth overall.

The Golden Hurricane's Varsity 8+ recorded a second-place time in the Heat, trailing Tennessee by one second, but topping Kansas State, West Virginia, Sacramento State and Alabama. In the Grand Final, TU finished fourth behind Oklahoma, Tennessee and Kansas State.

"When the Varsity 4+ came down they put us in a good position, which is exactly what we needed," Harris said. "Then the 2V8+ had a good race, but it wasn't enough. They put a lot of effort into the Heat to make sure we could get in the Grand Final, but they didn't have enough left to beat those teams. Then the Varsity 8+ had a great race, the best of the season. They were third in the middle 1,000-meters, but Kansas State surged forward in the last second to best us. I am really proud of the effort of all of the scoring and non-scoring boats."

Tulsa also raced in two races that did not count toward the teams' point totals, including the Open 4+ and Open 8+.

In the Open 4+, TU's `A' boat finished fifth, while the `B' boat was seventh in the Petite Final, while the Open 8+ earned a fourth-place mark in the Grand Final.

 

 

Renee Vanasse, who rowed in the Varsity 8+, was named to the All-Conference USA rowing team.

Tulsa's Lightweight 8+ will close out the season at the IRA National Championship on May 31-June 1 in Mercer County, N.J.

Team Standings
1. Oklahoma - 62
2.  Tennessee - 58
3.  Kansas State - 56
4.  Tulsa - 46
5.  Texas - 44
6.  Sacramento State - 30
7.  Kansas - 28
8.  Old Dominion - 27
9.  San Diego State - 19
10.  West Virginia - 17
11.  Alabama - 9

Varsity 4+ Heat 1 1. Tulsa - 7:36.00 2. Kansas - 7:39.50 3. Tennessee - 7:40.50 4. Old Dominion - 7:51.70 5. Alabama - 7:54.30

Varsity 4+ Grand Final 1. Kansas State - 7:27.70 2. Tulsa - 7:30.38 3. Oklahoma - 7:32.00 4. Kansas - 7:32.41 5. Texas - 7:37.05 6. Tennessee - 7:39.64

Varsity 4+ Angela Metzler Jamie Roloff Lindsay Crute Marissa Catalanotto Jessica LeafMeeker

Varsity 8+ Heat 2 1. Tennessee - 6:47.30 2. Tulsa - 6:48.30 3. Kansas State - 6:49.10 4. West Virginia - 6:49.97 5. Sacramento State - 6:53.45 6. Alabama - 7:07.35

Varsity 8+ Grand Final 1. Oklahoma - 6:36.1 2. Tennessee - 6:38.97 3. Kansas State - 6:39.75 4. Tulsa - 6:40.17 5. Texas - 6:41.41 6. Old Dominion - 6:42.58

Varsity 8+ Marcia Vidaurri Sarah Ringler Emalia Seto Brooke Helmberger Renee Vanasse Emily Farrar Kaity Swinford Alana Bobka Colleen Wohlrab

2nd Varsity 8+ Heat 2 1. Tennessee - 6:51.6 2. Kansas State - 6:54.80 3. Tulsa - 6:56.10 4. Sacramento State - 6:57.20 5. West Virginia - 7:08.60 6. Alabama - 7:08.80

2nd Varsity 8+ Grand Final 1. Tennessee - 6:40.90 2. Oklahoma - 6:43.76 3. Kansas State - 6:46.60 4. Texas - 6:48.17 5. Kansas - 6:48.60 6. Tulsa - 6:55.06

2nd Varsity 8+ Betsy Govig Maria Gearing Melissa Urquhart Jennifer Casson Lauren Simpson Skylar Luttjehuizen Ashley Lane Carly Schmidt Maile Seto

Open 4+ Heat 2 1. Oklahoma - 7:44.70 2. Kansas `A' - 8:00.62 3. Alabama `B' - 8:08.71 4. Tulsa `B' - 8:28.46

Open 4+ Heat 3 1. Kansas `B' - 7:48.30 2. West Virginia - 7:55.31 3. Texas - 7:58.66 4. Tulsa `A' - 8:07.71

Open 4+ Petite Final 1. Texas - 7:56.50 2. Kansas State `B' - 8:05.08 3. Alabama `A' - 8:06.05 4. Old Dominion - 8:06.83 5. Tulsa `A' - 8:08.02 6. Alabama `B' - 8:13.00 7. Tulsa `B' - 8:30.78

Open 4+ `A' Kaitlyn Schneider Abigail Elggren McKenna Jarvis Patrizia Perazzo Mary Kowalchyk

Open 4+ `B' Ellen Eisenhour Brittany Hatt Sarah Palilionis Anna McHenry Adrianna Catalanotto

3rd Varsity 8+ Grand Final 1. Oklahoma - 7:06.00 2. Texas - 7:07.30 3. Tulsa - 7:15.06 4. West Virginia - 7:22.12

Open 8+ Grand Final 1. Oklahoma 3V8 - 7:03.50 2. Kansas F/N - 7:04.87 3. Texas 3V8 - 7:13.90 4. Tulsa 3V8 - 7:17.02 5. Kansas State F/N - 7:24.49 6. Tennessee F/N - 7:26.84

3rd Varsity 8+ Anna Cannone Rachel Perry Lauren Turner Sam Tober Amy Nelson Hannah Emnett Jerusha Blankenship Allison Kiefer Leah Suleski

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