Hawkeyes Finish Strong in Boston

Oct. 19, 2003

BOSTON, MA – The University of Iowa women’s rowing team performed well at the Head of the Charles, finishing fifth in the 2V8+ and 18th in the V8+.

The Varsity Eight finished 18th overall in the women’s Champion Eight race. The Varsity Eight consisted of Jenny Steilen, Megan Manijak, Lydia McGee, Michelle Trannel, Katie Moe, Emily Wagstrom, Kathleen Lehman, Emily Vail, and Nikki Stob. They recorded a time of 16:54.60 to place 13th collegiately.

The Second Varsity Eight finished fifth out of 47 boats in the women’s Club Eight race. They recorded a time of 17:46.40. The 2V8+ consisted of Lori Rehel, Allison Frederick, Sophie Nielsen, Leslie Stach, Kateri Nelis, Laura Balogh, Carolyn O’Meara, Anna Battoe, and Steph Beeler.

“This was a very respectable showing for our program. We finished ahead of teams that had previously beaten us this season. We have a few things to work on before hosting the Head of the Iowa, but this strong outing will keep us motivated,” commented Head Coach Mandi Kowal.

The Hawkeyes will take to the water again on October 26 when they host the Head of the Iowa Regatta in Iowa City, IA.

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