Oklahoma Varsity Eight Wins Silver Medal

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 02, 2013
 Women's Championship Eight
 (OU and Top Five Finishers, 28 total teams)
 1.  Miami (FL)  16:07.7
 2.  Oklahoma A  16:17.6
 3.  Texas A  16:22.8
 4.  Tennessee  16:28.4
 5.  Old Dominion  16:36.5
 9.  Oklahoma B  16:45.3
 Women's Championship Four
 (OU and Top Five Finishers, 31 total teams)
 1.  Tennessee A  17:37.8
 2.  Miami (FL)  17:44.1
 3.  Tennessee B  17:54.9
 4.  SMU A  18:01.3
 5.  Oklahoma A  18:02.4
 11.  Oklahoma B  18:29.7
 Women's Novice Eight
 (OU and Top Five Finishers, 47 total teams)
 1.  Old Dominion  16:53.6
 2.  Kansas  17:09.9
 3.  SMU  17:16.1
 4.  UCF  17:41.5
 5.  Tulsa  17:45.9
 7.  Oklahoma A  17:51.8
 17.  Oklahoma B  19:32.4
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma rowing racked up multiple top finishes at the Head of the Hooch, including a second-place finish by the varsity eight on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Racing in a field of 28 in the championship eight race, the Sooners finished in 16:17.6 to take the silver medal. The varsity eight finished just behind Miami (FL) and ahead of Texas and Tennessee, among others.

The Sooners' second varsity eight boat finished ninth in a time of 16:45.3, making OU the only team in the championship eight with two boats finishing in the top 10.

In the championship four competition, Oklahoma boats finished in fifth and 11th place, respectively among 31 competitors. The varsity four placed fifth with a time of 18:02.4 while the second varsity four crossed the finish in 18:29.7.

In the novice eight race, OU's top boat finished in seventh with a time of 17:51.8. The second novice eight placed 17th in 19:32.4.

On Sunday, OU will also participate in the open pair race, competing with four boats (two varsity and two novice) at 11:35 a.m. ET. Women's open eight with four boats will begin at 12:08 p.m. ET.

Oklahoma will finish the fall season in two weeks on Nov. 17 at the Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, Va.

For additional news and behind-the-scenes updates on the Sooners follow the team on Facebook, Twitter at @SoonerRowing and Instagram at Instagram.com/OU_Rowing.

First Varsity Eight

C: Jessica Hogan
S: Kellie O'Reilly
7: Emmie Preskitt
6: Laura Combs
5: Hannah Kloppenburg
4: Kristin Clift
3: Victoria Wallace
2: Kim Moldenhauer
B: Marilyn Kozlowski

Second Varsity Eight

C: Ashley Middaugh
S: Heather Morris
7: Rachel Cantrell
6: Natalie Grimes
5: Daisy Beals
4: Taylor Gillespie
3: Maddison Wullschleger
2: Abbie Seremek
B: Reagan Collins

First Novice Eight
C: Nicasia D'Allesandro
S: Maegan Neihart
7: Anna Trammell
6: Hallie Robertson
5: Stephanie Busse
4: Kathryn Edens
3: Taylor Spencer
2: Asiah Derebery
B: Bri Mooibroek

Second Novice Eight

C: Shandee Ratliff
8: Madison Farris
7: Katie Shackelford
6: Victoria Baker
5: Morgan Murphy
4: Kristin Murto
3: Elizabeth Vernon
2: Elizabeth Le
B: Madison Heidenburg

First Varsity Four

C: Lindsey McClure
S: Jennifer O'Grady
3: Callie Kinsey
2: Megan Quinn
1: Meredith Thornton


Second Varsity Four
C: Haleigh McAnally
S: Markayla Adam
3: Angela Thompson-Butler
2: Cassie Preskitt
1: Megan Szukala



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