Minnesota rowers prep for HawkeyesThe Gophers had a two-week rest and are ready to get back in the water.Chelsea GortmakerThe women’s rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their competition against the University of Iowa on Sunday, April 27. Jack SatzingerApril 24, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers won just one race in their last regatta.This weekend, after two weeks off, they’re focusing on making sure that doesn’t happen again.Minnesota will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend for its last regatta of the month and its second-to-last competition before the Big Ten championships.Gophers senior coxswain Rachael Rogers said the team knows it needs to improve on its previous performance.“These past couple races, we haven’t been exactly ourselves,” Rogers said. “I think what we want to focus on is having a good race.”Minnesota has emphasized technique leading up to this weekend’s races.Gophers head coach Wendy Davis said one key point of technique has been lengthening the stroke — keeping the blade in the water longer by leaning further back in the boat.“We want to stay long through the water so we can get as much out of our stroke as we can,” Rogers said.Minnesota has also spent ample time trying to get its fitness level back up. Davis wants her team to start peaking physically in time for the Big Ten championships. She said she would like to see her team get to a stroke rate of 35 strokes per minute.“We wanted to make sure we got some good volume in,” Davis said. “It’s time to bring the rate up.”Though the team is fresh off an extended bye week, it saw its fair share of hardships preparing for Iowa — two minor injuries have shaken up the lineups.Gophers sophomore Jessica Flakne is not practicing this week after spraining her ankle, and freshman Sonia Dunklebarger has also been sidelined. Davis said both are questionable for Sunday’s contest, but she expects Flakne and Dunklebarger to race.Mari Sundbo, usually a member of the first varsity four, practiced with the first varsity eight this week to account for Flakne’s absence.The Gophers’ first varsity eight features a diverse set of rowers, from veteran Rogers to sophomores Lisa Weeks and Sara Scarbro.“They haven’t completed their first varsity racing season yet,” junior Lynn Hodnett said. “Then you’ve got people like the seniors that have been around and really know what they’re doing.”Rogers said personnel changes are not ideal at this point in the season, but she’s confident her team can work through the adversity against the Hawkeyes.“It makes my job a little bit more interesting,” she said. “When the lineups get switched around like that, it really depends on the way the rowers respond to it.”
STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 486 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:167 new cases in Bernalillo County38 new cases in Chaves County5 new cases in Cibola County42 new cases in Curry County73 new cases in Doña Ana County16 new cases in Eddy County3 new cases in Grant County11 new cases in Lea County4 new cases in Lincoln County1 new case in Los Alamos County8 new cases in Luna County9 new cases in McKinley County1 new case in Mora County4 new cases in Otero County2 new cases in Quay County2 new cases in Rio Arriba County11 new cases in Roosevelt County27 new cases in Sandoval County11 new cases in San Juan County3 new cases in San Miguel County10 new cases in Santa Fe County7 new cases in Sierra County2 new cases in Socorro County1 new case in Taos County12 new cases in Valencia County1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center15 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing CenterThe Department of Health reported today 5 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 907.Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has had a total of 32,722 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 7,584Catron County: 9Chaves County: 1,507Cibola County: 459Colfax County: 40Curry County: 1,068De Baca County: 1Doña Ana County: 3,990Eddy County: 1018Grant County: 143Guadalupe County: 36Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 106Lea County: 1,631Lincoln County: 250Los Alamos County: 37Luna County: 490McKinley County: 4,405Mora County: 9Otero County: 297Quay County: 79Rio Arriba County: 416Roosevelt County: 343Sandoval County: 1,511San Juan County: 3,460San Miguel County: 115Santa Fe County: 1,173Sierra County: 64Socorro County: 139Taos County: 154Torrance County: 89Union County: 37Valencia County: 647County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 330Otero County Prison Facility: 288Otero County Processing Center: 181Torrance County Detention Facility: 44The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35Lea County Correctional Facility: 52Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 472Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4As of today, there are 130 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 18,621 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterAtria Vista Del Rio in AlbuquerqueBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBelen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in BelenBloomfield Nursing and RehabilitationBrookdale Santa FeCasa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in AlamogordoCasa del Sol Center in Las CrucesCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellClovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in ClovisColfax Long Term Care Center in SpringerDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in HobbsGood Life Senior Living in LovingtonGood Samaritan Society Las CrucesLaguna Rainbow Care in Casa BlancaLakeview Christian Home in CarlsbadLas Palomas Center in AlbuquerqueLifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio RanchoLotus Care Homes in AlbuquerqueMission Arch Center in RoswellMorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio RanchoThe Neighborhood in Rio RanchoNew Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or ConsequencesPrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRamah Adult Care in RamahRaton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in RatonThe Rehab Center of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueRetirement Ranches in ClovisRetreat Healthcare in Rio RanchoSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSandia Senior Suites in AlbuquerqueSan Juan Center in AlbuquerqueSilver City Care Center in Silver CityTercer Cielo in AlbuquerqueVillage at Northrise in Las CrucesVillage Retirement Community in RoswellThe Watermark at Cherry Hills in AlbuquerqueWelbrook Senior Living Las CrucesThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; andPatients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.