One University of Tennessee athletic squad will be spending its Fall Break
on the water -- the women's rowing team.
The team will be competing at home in the 22nd annual Head of the Tennessee
regatta held on the Tennessee River in Knoxville from the "Buck" Karnes
Bridge to Sequoyah Park. The S-shaped course is approximately 5,000
The Head of the Tennessee is not a home meet. Sponsored by the Knoxville
Rowing Association, more than 1,500 rowers will participate from more than
30 colleges and clubs from the South, Midwest and East Coast. Thirty-three
events are scheduled for the day-long event.
The Lady Vols enter the regatta fresh off a second-place finish at the
Chattanooga Head Race two weeks ago. The team took three first-place
finishes along with a second in the regatta.
Tennessee will enter field shells in five events, the Open 8+, Novice 4+,
Open 4+, Novice 8+ and the Lightweight 4+. The Novice 8+ boat has not lost
in a regatta since 1995, the team's inaugural year.
For those interested in watching the regatta, the first event involving UT
boats will be at 8:30 a.m., with other Lady Vol crews set to race at 9:10
a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:40 p.m.
The next regatta for UT will be Nov. 1 at the Head of the Chattahoochee in