Oct. 22, 2006
BOSTON, Mass. - The Lady Vols came away with their best showing in history at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, taking home seventh in the Championship Eight, the final event on Sunday afternoon in Boston.
The shell, comprised of senior coxswain Molly Oellerich (Arlington, Va.), senior Renee Brittle (Dublin, Va.), sophomore Kate Brownlee (North Gower, Ontario), senior Rachel Mayberry (Woodbridge, Va.), sophomores Erin-Monique Shelton (Upper Hutt, New Zealand) and Alex Shishkov (Mississauga, Ontario), juniors Krista Gearing (Fenwick, Ontario) and Mary Jones (Huntsville, Ala.) and sophomore Caroline Howell (Davenport, Iowa), clocked in with a time of 16:34.489. That ranked them fifth among collegiate entries and just 2/10ths of a second in back of Washington. In all, Tennessee bested 37 other crews in the final race on the three-mile course on the Charles River.
"It was really exciting for our team," said UT head coach Lisa Glenn. "They had a few objectives that they wanted to accomplish. There were no distractions, and they really centered in on what they wanted to do. We had some things that we executed very well, but there are still some things for us to work on. The team handled the weekend well. Our coxswains did a nice job of handling their crews on this difficult course, especially with some interference around the halfway point in the Championship 8+. I'm very proud of the results we're bringing home."
The result is the best in history for the Big Orange in the Head of the Charles Championship Eight, topping the 10th-place showing in 2004.
The Orange and White return to its home waters on Fort Loudoun Lake next Saturday for the Head of the Tennessee
Head of the Charles
Oct. 22, 2006 - Boston, Mass.
|Sunday UT Results|
|Oellerich (cox.), Brittle, Brownlee, Mayberry, Shelton, Shishkov, Gearing, Jones, Howell|
|12.||North County Rowing||16:40.241|