Kansas Rowing Bounces Back at Lake Natoma Invite

April 21, 2013

GOLD RIVER, Calif.—Kansas rowing closed the Lake Natoma Invite by winning two of three races on Sunday. The Jayhawks rowed against Sacramento State and Tulsa on the final day of competition.

The Jayhawks started the day by winning the Varsity Four race. Their time of 7:43.0 was the boat’s best time of the weekend. Kansas proceeded to also win the Second Varsity Eight.

“Our Four went out and started the day by getting a lead,” said KU head coach Rob Catloth. “Tulsa was pushing us and it was a good race. We got control early on in the 2V8. Good win for both those boats.”

Kansas finished third in the Varsity Eight. The Varsity Eight produced its best time of the weekend with a 7:02.0 in the loss.

“We achieved what we wanted to do and got the team used to fast racing,” said Catloth. “Some of this was opening the team’s eyes. The number one team in the country was here. We are beating teams that are at our speed level, but for the future of the program we need to get faster.”

No. 1 ranked Southern California defeated No. 2 California and No. 9 Stanford on Sunday to win the team title.

KU takes next weekend off from competition before returning to the water in the Big 12 Championship on May 4. Kansas is hosting the conference meet at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan.

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Kansas Boatings
Varsity Four
Coxswain Katy MacCormack
Eileen Gallagher
Emma Umbarger
Jessica Miller
Kaylee Sextro

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

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