Kansas Rowing Places 18th at Regionals
May 18, 2008
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Kansas rowing ended its 2008 campaign in Oak Ridge, Tenn. at the South-Central Regionals with several solid performances and a strong finish from the team’s Novice Eight boat. Of the 22 team field, Kansas placed 18th with 78 points, just two places behind KansasState. KU’s Novice Eight boat finished in 11th place, the team’s highest finish. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The First Varsity Eight boat placed third in the `D’ final. KU defeated Eastern Michigan and crossed the wire in 7:10.16. KU will return six oarswomen from its First Varsity Eight boat next year, plus its coxswain Katie Brosious.
The Second Varsity Eight boat placed 16th overall. KU placed fourth in the `C’ final with a time of 7:14.24. Like the First Varsity Eight boat, the Second Varsity Eight boat will return six members next year, along with coxswain Lexie Peterson.
The Jayhawk Open Four boat placed fifth in the `C’ final. The Varsity Four boat had a strong 14th place finish overall. The boat finished the MeltonHillLake race course in 8:04.61 and earned a second place finish in the `C’ final.
KU’s Novice Eight boat placed 11th and earned KU 6 points. KU crossed the finish line in 7:26.60.
KU placed 18th overall at the South-Central Regionals with 79 points, but earned a 10th place finish in the Central region.
“Our Novice Eight and Second Eight had solid finishes,” said head coach Rob Catloth. “Our 1-V struggled, but hopefully that will serve as motivation over the summer. We return all but four rowers from our varsity and we have had a really strong novice group, so we have high hopes for next year.”
Check back later in the week for a recap on the 2008 rowing season. Complete results can be found at www.orra.org/regattas.html and the Central Region point totals are listed below.
CENTRAL REGION STANDINGS
1. MichiganState 371
2. OhioState 351
3. Wisconsin 348
4. Michigan 331
5. Notre Dame 315
6. Minnesota 264
7. Iowa 202
8. Indiana 145
9. Kansas State 97
10. Kansas 79
11. MurrayState 54
12. Eastern Michigan 18