Kansas Completes Day One in Tennessee
May 12, 2007
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. –
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Kansas rowing fared well on the first day of the South-Central Regionals in Oak Ridge, Tenn. All five boats qualified for the final day of competition, with three boats competing for a Top 12 finish. Both eight-man boats will compete for a Top 18 finish.
The Second Varsity Eight boat placed third in its semifinal heat with a time of 7:28.69. Likewise, the First Varsity Eight boat finished second in its semifinal heat in a time of 7:16.68. The times were strong enough to place both boats in the third of four finals heats tomorrow.
The Open Four boat crossed the wire in a time of 9:21.26 and will race in the second flight of boats tomorrow. The Varsity Four boat finished in fifth place in its semifinal heat with a time of 8:02.26 and will also race in the second flight on Sunday.
The Novice Eight boat narrowly missed a spot in the Grand Final by merely four seconds. Instead, the novice rowers will be a favorite in the Petite Final. The Novice Eight finished in a time of 7:28.77.
“I think we did as well as we could have expected today,” said Kansas head coach Rob Catloth. “This regatta is so difficult. Nine of the top 20 teams in the nation are here, but we did well today and I look for a strong finish tomorrow.”
Check back with kuathletics.com for the latest on the results at the South-Central Regionals.
Sunday’s Race Schedule
Second Varsity Eight – “C” Final – 10:00 a.m.
Opponents: Kansas State, Iowa, Indiana, Miami, Texas
First Varsity Eight – “C” Final – 10:10 a.m.
Opponents: North Carolina, Miami, Iowa, Indiana, Texas
Open Four – Petite Final – 10:20 a.m.
Opponents: Ohio State, Texas, Indiana, UCF, Notre Dame
Novice Eight – Petite Final – 10:40 a.m.
Opponents: Tennessee `A’, Iowa, Clemson, UCF, OhioState
Varsity Four – Petite Final – 11:00 a.m.
Opponents: UCF, Clemson, Michigan, MichiganState, Louisville