Oct. 27, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s rowing team hosted its annual Head of the Iowa this morning at 10 a.m. at the P. Sue Beckwith Boathouse along the banks of the Iowa River. The regatta featured both men’s and women’s teams from multiple schools, including Colorado, Colorado State, Creighton, Drake, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, St. Olaf, and Wisconsin.
The first event that the Hawkeyes competed in was the Women’s N8+. Four Iowa boats finished in the top 10 as boat A took second place with a time of 15:52.326, boat B placed fourth with a time of 16:32.9, boat C finished sixth place with a time of 17:04.718, and boat D placed ninth with a 17:43.287 effort. Minnesota boat A took first place with a time of 15:47.701.
In the Women’s V4+, four Iowa boats placed in the top 10, as boat A took first place in 15:31.455. Boat B took fourth place with a time of 16:04.594, boat C finished fifth place in 16:08.393, and boat D placed ninth with a time of 17:02.157.
The Hawkeyes stayed strong in the Women’s N4+ as boat A took first place with a 17:54.923 effort and boat B took second place with a finish time of 18:31.566.
Iowa concluded the competition with the Women’s V8+. Boats A (14:16.446), B (14:27.366), and C (14:39.780) came in third, fourth, and fifth place, respectively.
“I think the team performed well,” head coach Andrew Carter stated. “As I said to the squad, The Head of the Iowa was the capstone event of my first semester with the team in terms of learning about where we are and, in turn, where we need to go.
“I think the approach I’ve taken has enabled this learning and it has exposed the group to possibility of really taking a strong hold and excelling or really stumbling. To their credit, with all the changes I’ve introduced, they’ve kept a pretty even keel and done quite well. There are big areas that we can address, though and if we can make progress in those areas, I think we’ll be much better prepared to compete in the spring.”
Full results from the regatta are available HERE.
As the Hawkeyes conclude fall competition, they will take the winter to prepare for the spring season. Their next competition will be at the Longhorn Invitational on March 22-23 in Austin, Texas.