Longhorns power to second place in annual Longhorn Invitational

Sam Marie Jackson

This Fridays’ opening races proved for a great start to what has been a victorious weekend for Women’s Rowing. After the opening races, Texas was tied for first with San Diego at 20 points. Iowa and Oklahoma trailed in third while UCF and Kansas State were tied for fifth. SMU and Tulsa had yet to earn any points. 

Saturday, Texas hit the water strong, posting seven wins throughout the third session of the Longhorn Invitational. The Longhorns finished day two with a total of 60 points and the lead over rival Oklahoma, who trailed close behind with 58 points.

Texas opened the final round Sunday with their championship dual against Oklahoma and won with the first novice boat lead by sophomore Christine Young, beating the Sooners by 15 seconds. During the varsity’s second eight-boat face-off the Sooners claimed the lead over Texas, taking the win with a time of 6:37.0. Texas’ first varsity four, lead by stroke seat Katie Trovato, finished close behind Oklahoma with a time of 7:36.0 but failed to gain enough points to override the Sooners. Texas took a second place overall at the Invitational. The Longhorns will travel to San Diego April 6-7 for the annual Crew Classic.