Stanford Women's Crew Grabs Pair Of Top-3 Finishes At Head of the Oklahoma

Oct. 15, 2007

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Stanford women's crew traveled to the Midwest this past weekend to take part in the Head of the Oklahoma event. The varsity eight boat took second in the collegiate eight race and third in the Night Sprint on Saturday, while a trio of Stanford rowing alums also took to the water for the international races.

The women opened up with the Night Sprint qualifier, which saw them take second with a time of 15:08.169, just over four and a half seconds back of Washington State, and four-tenths of a second ahead of UCLA. Also on Saturday, the varsity eight competed in the OG&E Women's Collegiate +8 race, and finished third, behind Washington State and UCLA, with a time of 1:37.225, just over three and a half seconds back of the Cougars and four-tenths behind the Bruins.

This weekend's lineup in the boat consisted of:

Coxswain: Jen Brown
Lauren Hofmayer
Jessi Reel
Kerri Birk
Bea Gordon
Cassie Kull
Alex Hasbach
Stephanie Morrison
Kathy Altman

'The organizing committee did a phenomenal job of staging a world class event and I'm so glad we started the fall racing season a week early to participate in it,' said coach Yasmin Farooq. 'Not only did the Stanford women get a preview of the competition for the upcoming spring, but we were all inspired to see Stanford alums Sam Magee, Sabrina Kolker and Jamie Schroeder in action on the international stage.'

Stanford will compete next weekend in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, rowing in four events. The Stanford women will race in the Women's Championship eights and Championships Fours. The Stanford Lightweights will race in the Lightweight Eights, while the Stanford men will attempt a repeat as the top collegiate crew in the Championship Fours.

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