Rowers take first and third


Zachary Strain

Texas Rowing paddles on Lady Bird Lake in the Fighting Nutria race which also featured UT’s club rowing team, Texas Crew.

Sameer Bhuchar

Somehow the Longhorns managed to beat the Longhorns in rowing this weekend.

The Texas rowing team took six of the top nine spots in the Fighting Nutria race on Lady Bird Lake Saturday morning against the UT club rowing team, Texas Crew. But two Texas Crew boats placed in first and third overall.

The annual 8100-meter head-style race is a local rivalry between the rowing clubs from UT along with rowing clubs from around town. In a scoring system kept between Texas Rowing and Texas crew, Texas Rowing won 15-8.

The Texas Crew men’s eight boats “A” and “B” won first and third with times of 28:14 and 28:56, respectively. Austin Rowing Club’s Men’s eight boat took second at 28:36.

Texas rowing claimed spots four through nine with the first varsity eight boat of Rachel Donnelly, Jacqueline Gorcyca, Laurel McCaig, Olivia Nail, Chelsea Burns, Katarina Susac, Tea Vrtlar, Taylor Parker and Felicia Izaguirre-Werner kicking it off at fourth in a time of 29:06.

The second varsity eight boat for Texas Rowing wasn’t far behind finishing fifth and posting a time of 29:24.00.

Texas Rowing returns to the water on Saturday, March 3 at the Heart of Texas Regatta on Lady Bird Lake.

Printed on Monday, February 13, 2012 as: Texas finishes first and third