Hawkeyes Row At 40th Head Of The Charles

Oct. 24, 2004


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The University of Iowa women’s rowing team competed in the 40th annual Head of the Charles this weekend. The Varsity 8 team rallied to finish sixth in Event 1F on Saturday. The 2nd Varsity 8 finished 20th in event 24F on Sunday. Both events were in the Women’s Club Eights Division.

The Varsity 8 team consisted of Lori Rehel, Michelle Trannel, Lydia McGee, Jessie McBride, Katie Ramundt, Emily Wagstrom, Carolyn O’Meara, Emily Vail, and Nikki Stob. They recorded a time of 13:35.349. However, due to a misunderstanding on which members of the team where able to compete, the team was disqualified. Members of the team were not able to compete because of a rule that states a top five team cannot field the same members two years in a row. Two members of the Varsity 8 team placed in the top five at last year’s race.

The 2nd Varsity 8 team consisted of Vanessa Sheehan, Liz Bauer, Kateri Nelis, Jennifer Stachera, Lesley Weston, Anna Battoe, Sophie Nielsen, Jessie Reid, and Megan Conner. They recorded a time of 12:59.002 and placed 20th out of a field of 42.

“This is a really young group and they came away with a good performance and more importantly a good learning experience,” commented Head Coach Mandi Kowal.

The Hawkeyes will have their last meet of the fall season on October 31 when they host the Head of the Iowa Regatta in Iowa City, IA.