NORMAN – Building off the momentum established from Saturday’s effort, the Oklahoma rowing team posted two more impressive races to close out the opening weekend at the Head of the Oklahoma.
OU began the day with a pair of top-5 finishes in the women’s collegiate 1x.
Senior Katie Ognovich finished fourth with a time of 18:05.827, while senior Melissa Patten took fifth after clocking a mark of 18:10.708.
OU capped the weekend with another stellar performance in the women’s open 2-, sweeping the top three spots and taking four of the top five finishes.
Racing 10 boats in the 2-, Oklahoma’s freshmen tandem of Katja Ruebling and Maxi Baumgart took first with a mark of 16:26.651. The Sooner junior duo of Abby Lange and Madeleine Lange placed second (16:32.540), while Baylee Barnes and Kalie Heffernan finished third (16:35.172).
Rounding out the top 5, OU’s Andrea Batchev and Nina Chism placed fifth with a mark of 16:45.613.
OU added two more top-10 finishes in the race when Emma Reinsch and Andreja Kekic crossed the finish line in 16:50.871 to finish seventh, and tandem Emily Taylor and Louisa McNaughton placed eighth with a time of 16:54.972.
OU duos of Shelby Johnson and Elena Sloan (12th, 17:15.469); Hannah Scholl and Rachel Williams (13th, 17:22.447); Mary Anderson and Lauren Bishop (14th, 17:24.843); and Sophie Salt and Brooke Baldwin (18th, 17:46.230) also produced top-20 finishes in the field of 30 for the race.
The Sooners return to action with its second scrimmage of the fall season on Oct. 22 at the Jayhawk Jamboree.
2- Open Pair A 2: Katja Ruebling 1: Maxi Baumgart
2- Open Pair B 2: Emma Reinsch 1: Andreja Kekic
2- Open Pair C 2: Baylee Barnes 1: Kalie Heffernan
2- Open Pair D 2: Sophie Salt 1: Brooke Baldwin
2- Open Pair E 2: Shelby Johnson 1: Elena Sloan
2- Open Pair F 2: Mary Anderson 1: Lauren Bishop
2- Open Pair G 2: Abby Lange 1: Madeleine Lange
2- Open Pair H 2: Andrea Batchev 1: Nina Chism
2- Open Pair I 2: Emily Taylor 1: Louisa McNaughton
2- Open Pair J 2: Hannah Scholl 1: Rachel Williams
First Single 1: Katie Ognovich
Second Single 1: Melissa Patten