The University of Tennessee women's rowing team finished Day 2 of the
Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships strong on Sunday,
April 16, in Oak Ridge on Melton Hill Lake.
Again, conditions were good for the competition, which included 56 teams
from across the nation.
The Lady Vols claimed third place in the first race of the day, the
freshman/novice 4+ petite finals with a time of 8:31.20.
Heather Sedges served as coxswain and Tara Bowen, Jen Mason, Kate Kelsey
and Whitney Porter rowed their way to the third-place finish.
The second race of the day for UT was the freshman/novice 8+ petite finals,
and that shell claimed fifth place with a time of 7:35.70.
The third race for Tennessee was the junior varsity 8+ petite finals and
the Lady Vols finished in first place with a time of 7:20.80. The boat led
from start to finish, winning by an impressive 22.5 seconds over
second-place finisher Johns Hopkins.
Equally impressive was the fact that the JV 8+'s time was better than the
fifth- and sixth-place finishers in the grand finals.
Next up, the Lady Vols competed in the varsity 4+ petite finals and again
placed third (8:26.10). Tennessee just missed claiming second by a narrow
0.4 second differential.
Finally, the varsity 8+ boat took to the water and notched another first
place finish in a petite final. UT led all competitors in the race with a
"I am very proud of our team this weekend," said head rowing coach Lisa
Glenn. "We needed to go out and be a clear leader in our races, because we
could have been in the grand, not the petite finals in both the junior
varsity and varsity eights. We wanted to show that they should have been
The Lady Vols will travel to the Midwest Rowing Championships on Sat.,
April 22, in Madison, Wis. Then, on May 13 and 14, the University of
Tennessee will host Lexus Central Sprints in Oak Ridge.
Crew claims strong finish
Published: Tue Apr 18, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:14 p.m.