Jayhawks Travel North to Face No. 8 Minnesota

April 20, 2007


Kansas will be in St. Paul, Minn. this weekend for a morning duel on Saturday, April 21 against No. 8 Minnesota. The Golden Gophers will be the highest ranked team KU has faced in the spring. St. Thomas University will also be participating the regatta, but in only one race against KU. First race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Originally the regatta was scheduled for 10 a.m. but projected high winds have moved up the start time.

Despite Minnesota’s impressive credentials, Kansas is excited to face a highly ranked opponent. The duel against Minnesota will give the Jayhawks an accurate gauge on where they are at as a team for the Big 12 Invitational on April 29. After an impressive weekend in New Jersey at the Knecht Cup, KU is expected to challenge Texas for the Big 12 Invitational Title.

Last year, KU battled Minnesota well, winning the Second Novice Eight race in dramatic fashion. The Novice Jayhawks narrowly defeated the Golden Gophers by 0.52 seconds.

Check back with kuathletics.com for the results on the regatta.

Saturday’s Schedule and Boating and Lane Assignments

Second Novice Eight – 8:00 – Lane 1
Coxswain: Best, Sarah
8 Belford, Brittany
7 Emel, Kerri
6 Squier, Kaitlin
5 Warren, Lindsey
4 Miller, Kelly
3 Schoeneck, Julie
2 Gier, Megan
Bow: Buck, Ryan

First Novice Eight – 8:10 – Lane 2
Coxswain: Leuck, Jenny
8 Larson, Elena
7 Beall, Katie
6 Bortz, Amber
5 Martin, Emily
4 Karcher, Sara
3 Flickinger, Brianna
2 Rachow, Stacy
Bow: Green, Abby

Second Varsity Four – 8:30 – Lane 1
Coxswain: Curtis, Catlin
4 Barnoskie, Kahheetah
3 Owen, Callie
2 Labat, Becca
Bow: Strohl, Britany

First Varsity Four – 8:40 – Lane 1
Coxswain: Peterson, Lexie
4 Castrop, Brooke
3 Jones, Hailee
2 Huderle, Abby
Bow: Deckert, Kristin

Second Varsity Eight – 9:00 – Lane 2
Coxswain: Naji, Samira
8 Sims, Annie
7 Heacock, Megan
6 Fasbender, Whitney
5 Broockerd, Ashley
4 Sawtelle, Tricia
3 Patterson, Elisheva
2 Oliver, Melissa
Bow: Hughes, Ashley

First Varsity Eight – 9:20 – Lane 1
Coxswain: Brosious, Katie
8 Miles, Lindsey
7 Da Silva, Jelayna
6 Jeffers, Tiffany
5 Boston, Kara
4 Selden, Carrie
3 Lawrence, Lindsey
2 Jackson, Valerie
Bow: Laugesen, LlynnAnn