Tulsa Rowing Team Recorded Six First-Place Marks at Wichita Frostbite Regatta
Nov. 2, 2008
Wichita, Kansas - The University of Tulsa women's rowing team recorded six first-place marks and medaled 11 boats on Sunday afternoon at the Wichita Frostbite Regatta in Wichita, Kansas. The Golden Hurricane concluded the fall season today, and will return to action next March.
"It was an outstanding day for the Tulsa rowing team," Head Coach Kevin Harris said. "We made a really large step as a team against some quality competition. I am very proud of the way everyone stepped up. They really set a high standard as we move forward into the spring season. The attitude of this team and their excitement for racing is superior."
TU's Novice 4+ `A' started the day off with a top time of 10:05 surpassing second-place Washington-Saint Louis by 37 seconds. TU's `B' crew also medaled with a third-place finish in a time of 10:45, while the `C' squad was just three seconds behind for a fourth-place mark out of 17 boats.
The Open 4+ wasn't to be outdone, as they captured a top finish in a time of 9:55, 24 seconds ahead of Kansas who took second place. Katie Holtvogt took to the water in the Single moments later and posted a second-place time of 11:34, just two seconds behind Kansas, for the silver medal.
The Novice 8+ registered Tulsa's third first-place finish with a time of 9:32, 42 seconds faster than Kansas and nearly a minute quicker than third-place Colorado.
Lindsey Bailey and Jacqueline Malleo tallied a time of 11:34, while Caitlin Duffy and Ashley Genrich turned in a time of 11:53 in the Pair for first- and third-place marks, respectively. Carla Horne and Jennifer Anderson took to the water in the Double and posted a third-place time of 11:08.
The Golden Hurricane continued its storied tradition in the Lightweight 4+, as TU turned in a time of 10:31 for a first-place finish. Tulsa has claimed the top slot in this event for the fourth-straight year and the fifth time in school history.
The Second Novice 8+ would be the final novice crew to race on the day, and after the Novice 4+ and Novice 8+ claimed top times they wouldn't settle for anything less as they claimed a top mark in a time of 10:13.
"I am very proud of the novices," Assistant Coach Leslie Smith said. "From day one they have worked hard and always had a smile on their faces, and today our training really paid off. I am very proud of all the work they've done. We are excited for winter training and to see what next spring will bring."
TU's Open 8+ was the only crew not to medal in today's races, but turned in a fourth-place finish with a time of 9:39 in a field of 16 boats.
The Open 4x was the final race of the day, and the Golden Hurricane captured a third-place finish with a time of 10:23.
"Everyone raced really well today," Heather Brooks said. "It will give us a great start into the winter training. We are ready to push ourselves in the off season so we can come out even stronger and faster for the spring races."
Open Single 1. Kansas `A' - 11:32 2. Tulsa `A' - 11:34 3. Kansas `E' - 11:44
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