NORMAN – Competing in its second and final regatta of the fall season, the Oklahoma rowing team claimed one victory and numerous medal finishes in a solid performance at the Jayhawk Jamboree Sunday afternoon in Lawrence, Kan.
OU began the day on a strong note with a second-place finish in the women’s 4+ by the Sooners’ A boat, who finished in 15:29.0. Oklahoma B claimed eighth, crossing the line in 16:12.8, while the Sooners C boat finished in 16:32.7 to take 12th.
The Sooners novice squad had a successful weekend with two top-ten finishes in the 8+ competition. Oklahoma A claimed bronze, finishing in 15:45.8, while the OU B boat clocked a time of 17:04.4 to take ninth.
OU saw its first victory on the weekend in the collegiate 8+ race which featured 18 boats. Oklahoma A claimed the gold in 14:03.4 and Oklahoma B came in eighth with a time of 14:48.8.
Both Sooners’ boats advanced to the tournament-style 8+ 300-meter sprints with the solid finishes in the collegiate 8+ race. OU A advanced out of the first round of heats to the semifinal, missing the final by less than two seconds with a second-place finish to the University of Kansas.
The Sooners will next return to action for their spring slate, beginning in March with a home scrimmage with Kansas State, slated for March 2, 2019.
Varsity Four A C: Sydney Pino S: Maria Pergouli 3: Breah McKay 2: Kalie Heffernan B: Jessica Robinson
Varsity Four B C: Katherine Denney S: Lange 3: Annika Smith 2: Frauke Berger B: Louise Kuehster
Varsity Four C C: Hannah Hassien S: Nina Chism 3: Rachel Della Valle 2: Amber Templin B: Kristen Allman
Varsity Eight A C: Sara Fazal S: Maria Pergouli 7: Breah McKay 6: Kalie Heffernan 5: Jessica Robinson 4: Frauke Berger 3: Annika Smith 2: Abby Lange B: Louise Kuehster
Varsity Eight B C: Cassidy Mulligan S: Rachel Della Valle 7: Nina Chism 6: Kristen Allman 5: Emily Taylor 4: Ella Poljak 3: Rachel Williams 2: Amy Pasque B: Evelina Butrimaviciute
Novice Eight A C: Taylor Johnson S: Ella Poljak 7: Leah Pearman 6: Serafina King 5: Jayci Stonebraker 4: Maddie Brown 3: Nicole Molina 2: Melissa Easley B: Evelina Butrimaviciute
Novice Eight B C: Savannah McDonald S: Maggie Ashbaker 7: Anna Litton 6: Elizabeth Soldner 5: Julie Owen 4: Abigail Gordon 3: Megan Warren 2: Autumn Gregory B: Ashlin Tryczak