South-Central Regionals Up Next for Rowing

May 9, 2007


Kansas will return to the water after a weekend off for the South-Central Regional Regatta in Oak-Ridge, Tenn on May 12-13. The two-day regatta is the qualifier for the NCAA Championships held two weeks later at the same location. There are five events, beginning with the First Novice Eight heats on Saturday morning at 9:40 a.m. The finals will be held on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Kansas will face many of the nation’s top teams at the regatta including Notre Dame, Texas and Kansas State. KU will have one boat in each event, headlined by the Big 12 Invitational Varsity Four boat consisting of Lexie Peterson, Brooke Castrop, Hailee Jones, Abbi Huderle and Kristin Deckert.

Last year, Kansas finished second in the First Novice Eight Final “B” with a time of 7:14.77. Another notable achievement from last year’s regional was the First Varsity Eight’s defeat of Texas, a team that KU had not defeated in two previous attempts.

Check back with for the heated and semifinal results on Saturday and then again for the finals results on Sunday.

Saturday’s Schedule and Boating Assignments
Heated First Novice Eight- 9:40 a.m.
Coxswain: Jenny Leuck
8 Elean Larson
7 Katie Beall
6 Amber Bortz
5 Emily Martin
4 Sara Karcher
3 Brianna Flickinger
2 Stacy Rachow
Bow: Abbi Green
Semifinals – 2:20 p.m.

Heated First Varsity Four- 10:10 a.m.
Coxswain: Lexie Peterson
4 Brooke Castrop
3 Hailee Jones
2 Abby Huderle
Bow: Kristin Deckert
Semifinals – 2:40 p.m.

Heated Open Four- 9:50 a.m.
Coxswain: Catlin Curtis
4 Kahheetah Barnoskie
3 Becca Labat
2 Brittany Belford
Bow: Callie Owen

Heated Second Varsity Eight- 10:30 a.m.
Coxswain: Samira Naji
8 Annie Sims
7 Megan Heacock
6 Whitney Fasbender
5 Ashley Broockerd
4 Tricia Sawtelle
3 Elisheva Patterson
2 Melissa Oliver
Bow Ashley Hughes
Semifinals: 3:00 p.m.

Heated First Varsity Eight – 11:10 p.m.
Coxswain: Katie Brosious
8 Lindsey Miles
7 Jelayna Da Silva
6 Tiffany Jeffers
5 Kara Boston
4 Carrie Selden
3 Lindsey Lawrence
2 Valerie Jackson
Bow LlynnAnn Laugesen
Semifinals: 3:40 p.m.