Jayhawk Rowers win Four of Six vs. Indiana and Georgetown
April 6, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Though the 40 degree temperatures and a strong headwind in Bloomington, Ind. did slow times a bit, the Kansas Jayhawk rowers won four of the six races contested on Saturday versus Indiana and Georgetown.
The regatta started with KU coming in third in the Novice Eight race with Indiana rowing the 2,000-meter course in a winning time of 8:11.1.
The Jayhawks responded by winning the Second and Third Varsity Four races. The Kansas winning time of 8:54.0 in the Second Varsity Four was the fastest time of the day by any four-woman boat. Rowing in the Second Varsity Four for Kansas were: senior Emily Starr, junior Meghan Cahill and sophomores Andrea Joyce, Angie Flores and coxswain sophomore Sarah Lasini.
Kansas continued their dominance in the Fours by also next winning the First Varsity Four.
“We have pretty good team depth and that showed again today,” said KU head coach Rob Catloth. “Team-wise we continue to show some good depth and strength in the Fours.”
The Jayhawks’ winning streak grew to four as the Second Varsity Eight crossed the finish line first in a time of 7:47.4. The Jayhawks victory in the Second Varsity Eight marked the fourth victory in a row in that event for the Jayhawks. Kansas has not lost in the Second Varsity Eight since falling short against Notre Dame on March 16.
Rowing in the Second Varsity Eight boat for KU were: seniors Cheyenne Verdoorn and Danielle Adam, juniors Amanda Lewis and Emma Umbarger, and sophomores Julia Alvey, Claudijah Lever, Erin Brogan, Jenni Hartzler and coxswain junior Caty Clements.
“They have some pretty good speed right now,” Catloth said. “We are just really working those guys to be a good boat. They are doing a really good job racing. Half the boat is sophomores and it shows we might have some good success looking forward.”
The regatta concluded with Kansas getting second in the First Varsity Eight race. Indiana defeated Kansas by 11 seconds with a winning time of 7:21.3.
“We are showing some progression,” Catloth said. “It’s just another step forward to get to where we want to go as a team.” Next up for the Jayhawks is a trip to Camden, N.J. to row in the Knecht Cup, April 13-14.
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Novice Eight (A)
Coxswain Mary Slattery
Clarissa Holt Bates
Novice Eight (B)
Coxswain Olivia Cowan
Third Varsity Four
Coxswain Abbey Lozenski
Second Varsity Four
Coxswain Sarah Lasini
First Varsity Four
Coxswain Katy MacCormack
Second Varsity Eight
Coxswain Caty Clements
First Varsity Eight
Coxswain Olivia Catloth