Kansas Set to Host K-State in Kansas Cup

April 10, 2008


– Kansas Rowing will renew its annual spring battle with in-state rival Kansas State Saturday morning, in Kansas City, Kan., at Wyandotte County Lake. The regatta, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., is Kansas’ lone home regatta of the season because of construction on the new boathouse on the Kansas River in Lawrence, Kan. The duel will feature six Jayhawk boats competing in four races.

KU last battled Kansas State on November 10, 2007 in Manhattan, Kan. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 9-3 advantage behind novice race victories. K-State, however, took the three varsity races, to come out on top 16-9. The varsity races were contested at a high level, as the Wildcats defeated the ‘Hawks by seven combined seconds in the First and Second Varsity Eight races.

However, last year in Lawrence, Kansas defeated K-State 12-10. KU won the regatta’s most important event, the First Varsity Eight race, by 2.5 seconds. Kansas also recorded victories in the Varsity and Novice Four races.

This weekend’s regatta will mark KU’s second live competition in the spring. Two weeks ago Kansas battled a seasoned Texas squad, but came up short in all races.

The Jayhawks will be looking to build off that season-opening effort when it goes against K-State on Senior Day. Kansas will honor four seniors on Saturday: Alia Bober, Kara Boston, Hailee Jones and Elisheva Patterson.

For complete results following this weekend’s action, please check back with kuathletics.com. The schedule, boatings and directions to Wyandotte County Lake are listed below.

Coming from Lawrence:

I-70 East to 435 North (Exit 411B)
Exit 15A – Leavenworth Rd.
Take a Left/North on 91st Street
When water is in view take a Left at the “Y”
Follow to Beach Shelter OR Marina Parking

From the Airport:
29 North to 435 South
Exit 14A – Parallel Parkway to get to the lake
Exit 14B – to get to the hotel (Holiday Inn Express)
Left on 99th Street
Right on Leavenworth Rd.
Left on 91st to Park

To leave the Lake area because of construction:
91st to Leavenworth
Left on 99th to Parallel Parkway
Right to 435 or Hotel Area

Schedule and Lanes

11:00am Novice Four – Lane 1: KU Lane 2: KSU
11:15am Novice Eight – Lane 1: KSU Lane 2: KU(A) Lane 3: KU(B)
11:30am 2nd Varsity Eight – Lane 1: KU(A) Lane 2: KSU Lane 3: KU(B)
11:45am 1st Varsity Eight – Lane 1: KSU Lane 2: KU

Kansas vs. K-State Boatings
Saturday, April 12

First Varsity Eight – 11:45 a.m.
Eight Points

Katie Brosious (Coxswain)
Lindsey Lawrence
Katie Beall
Emily Martin
Carrie Selden
Melanie Luthi
Alia Bober – SR
Kara Boston – SR
Megan Heacock

Second Varsity Eight – 11:30 a.m.
Eight Points
Boat A
Lexie Peterson (Coxswain)
Stacy Rachow
Abby Green
Kristin Deckert
Becca Labat
Kaitlin Squier
Hailee Jones – SR
Brianna Flickinger
Elisheva Patterson – SR
Boat B
Sarah Best (Coxswain)
Kahheetah Barnoskie
Valerie Jackson
Erika Fisher
Amber Bortz
Kelly Miller
Brittany Francis
Nicole Schneider
Brittany Belford

Novice Eight – 11:15 a.m.
Eight Points
Boat A
Erika Raschke (Coxswain)
Jenny Robb
Cassie Sparks
Meaghan Oven
Denise Orloff
Kate Wiens
Inga Schuchard
Lauren Pollmiller
Julia Guard
Boat B
Michael Bergsten (Coxswain)
Kristen Allison
Cissy Orzulak
Kelsey Simpson
Megan Foster
Melissa Hersh
Caitlin Roach
Rachel Werner
Kellie Roy

Novice Four – 11 a.m.
Four Points
Elise Langtry (Coxswain)
Monica Reynolds
Allison Able
Rachelle Pauly
Jessica Sadler