Fall wrap-up for Women’s Rowing

Sam Marie Jackson

Another fall season has completed for Texas Women’s Rowing. This weekend, Texas competed in the two-day regatta, Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn. Finding itself up against competitive boats in each of the divisions, Texas claimed top finishes all weekend.

In the championship eights Saturday, Texas had two crews competing, placing two top-ten finishes against 30 other boats with a fourth place time of 16:35.4 and taking seventh with a time of 16:41.1.

Texas also registered exciting showings in the championship fours division with two top-five finishes. Coxswain Rachel Donnelly placed her boat third in 18:18.2. Texas’ first varsity four boat with coxswain Kenna Harris placed just behind in fifth in 18:26.3.

Novice had two crews place top six in the novice eights race among 50 other crews. UT’s first novice eight boat with coxswain Christine Young placed third in 17:56.9. The second novice-eight boat, featuring coxswain Lauren Deschner took sixth in 18:40.9.

Sunday’s wrap up was a success for Texas with Sydney Boyes finishing fifth in the women’s open single. Varsity captured sixth and eighth place finishes in the doubles race and a top-ten finish in the women’s open eight.