Oct. 5, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State women’s varsity crew opened the fall regatta season at the Head of the Ohio on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pa. Saturday, earning 21 points.

In the open eight event, the A Crew placed fifth with a time of 13:19.9 and the B Crew finished 12th at 13:54.2. All three squads, A, B and C, finished in the Top 20 in the open four race. The A Crew recorded a time of 17:00.7 to finish ninth. With a time of 17:26.2, the B Crew had a 15th-place finish and the C Crew placed 19th with a time of 18:03.0.

Four women placed in the open singles event. Connie Kirsch (So., Potsdam, Germany) had a second-place finish with a time of 18:31.6. Maxi Meissner (Fr., Schoenow, Germany) placed sixth at 18:57.2. Freshman Phae Giblin (NSW Australia) recorded a time of 20:01.7, to finish 13th. With a time of 20:24.6, junior Katie Buttine (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) placed 15th.

The Buckeyes continue their fall schedule with the Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass. Oct. 23-24.