Women’s rowing posts two top-five finishes in Oklahoma

Samantha Jackson

Oklahoma was flooded with Longhorns this weekend as Texas Rowing posted two top-five finishes at Head of the Oklahoma early Saturday.

Racing on a familiar 2.5-mile course in Oklahoma City, the varsity’s eight boat, led by junior Rachel Donnelly, finished fourth in the collegiate 8+ with a 15:08.02 time. Texas’ second boat finished shortly behind in sixth with a time of 15:35.14. Varsity’s third boat took ninth with a time of 15:41.95. In addition to the 8+ races, varsity also entered three boats to the collegiate fours races. Varsity’s first four boat led by coxswain Kassie Budzik took fifth overall with a time of 16:44.87. As for the second-four, coxswain Donnelly led her boat to sixth with a time of 16:47.87. Finally, Texas’s third four boat placed eighth overall with a time of 16:55.96.

Overall, the Longhorns looked solid as they returned to the water for their first college race.