Rowing Posts Solid Outing At The Hooch

Photo by Joel Auerbach.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The rowing team had a solid showing at the Head of the Hooch Regatta over the weekend.

“It was a great weekend of racing for us,” head coach Dave Sanderson said.

The novice four (Cox – Karen Kehoe, Abigail Hrinko, Mandy Carper, Sam McKenzie, Feyebrina Gogue) came in ninth out of 34 crews with a time of 21:25.4. Oklahoma City won the race with a time of 19:44.9.

“The novice four did an outstanding job racing,” Sanderson said. “They had a good week of preparation and it showed in the race.  They kept things simple pushed themselves.”

In the women’s open eight, Barry placed 18th of 32. The Bucs (Cox– Grace Horwitz, Renee Forcier, Helene Pierre, Brighid Davis, Courtney Greene, Haley Stark, Jennifer Feriozzi, Feyebrina Gogue, bow - Rebekah Kilroy) rowed a time of 18:17.1. Texas placed first in a time of 16:44.4.

“The open 8+ also raced well,” Sanderson said. “They didn't get to practice the lineup much this week but did a good job relaxing and going with the flow. They stayed aggressive and just had fun racing.”

In the women’s championship four, the Bucs (Cox –Horwitz, Greene, Stark, Pierre, Forcier) placed 22nd out of 28 with a time of 19:16.4. The powerful Tennessee crew came in first with a time of 17:50.5.

The Bucs close out the fall at the FIRA Fall Challenge in Fellsmere, Fla., on Canal 54 next weekend.

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