By: Lindsey Williford, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee rowing team produced solid results in the Women's Championship 8+ division at the 3.1 mile Head of the Hooch regatta in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Saturday. The "A" shell had an exciting finish coming in at second-place, less than one second off the leading boat from Clemson University.
Managing the way for the silver medal boat was senior coxswain Katie Ross. Her crew of fellow seniors, Jewell Ludwigsen, Laura Miller, and Kate Snider, juniors Libi Bruncviková, and Rachel Dooley, sophomore Hilary Epes and freshmen Erika Johnson and Karoline Mikolajewski completed the course in 14:17.4. This is the fastest time ever produced by Tennessee at the Head of the Hooch.
Tennessee's "B" shell gave a good effort and finished 13th in the field of 33 with a time of 15:01.2. Maneuvering the crew was senior coxswain Sydney Newman. Comprising the rest of the boat was fellow senior Lindsay Nelson, juniors Mary Beth Dreusike, Ruth Ann Johnson, Samantha Sedwick, Melissa Toms, and sophomores Ashley Case, Kristin Coggin and Paula Coughlin.
The Orange and White's "C" shell crossed the line with a 15:24.6 time. The shell was made up of coxswain Danielle Woods and her fellow sophomores Danyelle Johnson, Erika Lauderdale, Leslie Reynolds, Daugherty and Radford along with freshmen, Jennifer Bailey and Kaelyn Gibson and the shells lone senior Marissa Bell.
UT resumes racing Sunday in the Women's Open 8 category at 11 a.m.