May 29, 2005
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Racing in the NCAA Championships Petite Final for the second consecutive year, the No. 6 (CRCA/US Rowing) Tennessee Lady Volunteer varsity eight shell finished in second place on Sunday to post UT's best performance at the national-title event with an overall eighth-place finish.
The Tennessee crew of Molly Oellerich [cox.], Kaitlin Bargreen, Lauren Wells, Rachel Mayberry, McKenzie Craig, Dana Forbes, Chelsea Pemberton, Andrea Bagwell and Beth Schwartz, completed the course in 6:26.26. Brown was victorious in the race, finishing just ahead of the Big Orange in a time of 6:24.65. The Lady Vols defeated Michigan (6:29.67), Southern California (6:31.71), Stanford (6:31.71) and Washington (6:34.36).
Brown and Tennessee opened the race one-two, with UT just a second and a half off the pace after the first 500 meters. Brown would lead the entire race, though Tennessee threatened in the closing 500 meters but was unable to wrestle the lead away from the Bears.
In the Grand Final, California captured the national championship with a 6:20.74 clocking followed by Princeton (6:22.80), Harvard (6:23.86), Virginia (6:24.22), Yale (6:25.89) and Ohio State (6:26.96).
The Lady Vol season is now complete.
Lake Natoma, Sacramento, Calif.
May 29, 2005
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