The University of Miami Women’s Club 8+ placed first out of 16 boats, and the Women’s Collegiate & Club Novice 8+ placed first out of 34 boats, and the Women’s Freshman/Novice 4+ placed first out of 14 boats at the 2003 Head of the Chattahoochee Regatta (The Hooch) on Lake Lanier.
The Women’s Club 8+: Coxswain Jessica Martin and rowers Anna Cohen, Bridget Gallagher, Karen Wiley, Sarah Conlon, Rachel Sander, Laura Coltman, Rachel Clausing , and Jenny Dunning finished in a time of 17:44.8.
The Women’s College/Club Novice 8+: Coxswain Meghan Leydecker, and rowers Valerie Webb, Ashley Via, Alicia Alamar, Marenda Chamberlin, Sarah Stocks, Erin Morris, Molly Wilson, and Noelle Van Ee finished in a time of 19:27.1.
The Women’s Freshman/Novice 4+: Coxswain Meghan Leydecker, and rowers Karen Wiley, Sarah Conlon, Valerie Webb, and Laura Coltman finished in a time of 20:18.4.
The University of Miami men’s cross country team finished 10th while the UM women’s team took 11th at the Big East Cross Country Championships held at Van Courtland Park in the Bronx, N.Y.
The UM men, ranked 12th in the South Region by the United States Cross Country Coaches Association, were led by sophomore Alex Brutvan who finished 35th overall with a time of 26:14 over eight kilometers. Brutvan has been the Hurricanes’ top finisher in every meet this season.
Sophomore Melanie Schultz led the Hurricane women finishing 47th with a time of 22:59 over the six kilometer course. Schultz has been Miami’s top finisher in all but one meet this season.