TU Women's Rowing Team Opens Fall Season at Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta
Sept. 30, 2005
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa Golden Hurricane rowing team will open its fall season this Saturday when the squad makes the short trip down the Turner Turnpike for the Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta in Oklahoma City on the Oklahoma River. The regatta, which is hosted by Oklahoma City University, is expected to last all day.
For the second straight year, Tulsa will participate in a regatta in the state without hosting the event. TU will join several college varsity programs in the event, including Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, SMU, Navy and Oklahoma City University.
This year's event will take place on the beautifully restored Oklahoma River, which flows through the hard of Oklahoma City's "Bricktown" entertainment district, and is expected to draw more than 850 participants.
Last year's inaugural event attracted over 10,000 spectators and competitors from across the nation. The Regatta features a 2.5 mile Head of the Oklahoma head race and the Centennial Cup 500 meter dash.
"We are very excited to begin our season," TU head coach Kevin Harris said. "Practice has been going very well so far and I think our team is beginning to jell. We are looking forward to racing some very good schools. The Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta is a good early season test for us and will help prepare us for the Head of the Charles later this month."
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