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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Kansas Boatings
Novice Eight (A)
Coxswain Mary Slattery
Jackie Adamle
Morgan Thomsen
Jessie Jacob
Clarissa Holt Bates
Kelsey Dick
Emily Scheck
Tess Scott
Lauren Miller

Novice Eight (B)
Coxswain Olivia Cowan
Bree Foster
Maija Mallula
Gabby Hacker
Casey Kelly
Carrie Smith
Jessica Scherer
Kirsten Whitaker
Marti Belot

Third Varsity Four
Coxswain Abbey Lozenski
Allie Griffin
Rebecca Clark
Ashlyn Midyett
Kelsie Fiss

Second Varsity Four
Coxswain Sarah Lasini
Andrea Joyce
Angie Flores
Emily Starr
Meghan Cahill

First Varsity Four
Coxswain Katy MacCormack
Eileen Gallagher
Kaylee Sextro
Jessica Miller
Carley Iverson

Second Varsity Eight
Coxswain Caty Clements
Julia Alvey
Cheyenne Verdoorn
Claudi Lever
Erin Brogan
Jennifer Hartzler
Amanda Lewis
Danielle Adam
Emma Umbarger

First Varsity Eight
Coxswain Olivia Catloth
Caity Decker
Olivia Kinet
Alex Torquemada
Liz Scherer
Maggie Duncan
Brooke Thuston
Katy Evans
Laura Benz