Jayhawks Set to Make Rowing Debut in Des Moines

Sept. 28, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Kansas rowing will begin its 2007-08 season in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 29 for the Head of the Des Moines Regatta. The all-day event is the first of four fall competitions featuring the Jayhawk rowers. Kansas returns four seniors to a squad that has high expectations following its second place finish at the Big 12 Invitational last spring in Kansas City.

Kansas will see some familiar faces at the Head of the Des Moines as Kansas State, Tulsa and Drake will be rowing at the season-opening regatta. Last year, Kansas defeated K-State on three separate occasions, including a victory in the Kansas Cup on April 7. KU was scheduled to face Tulsa and Drake in a triangular regatta on March 31, but the event was cancelled due to high winds and a choppy current. In 2006, Kansas defeated the Golden Hurricane and Bulldogs in four of six races, including the First and Second Varsity Eight races.

The Head of the Des Moines will only feature the Kansas varsity roster. The Novice squad’s season opener is a month away–on October 28–in Iowa City, Iowa, for the Head of the Iowa.

The race schedule and boatings are listed below. Check back with kuathletics.com for complete results following the regatta.

Head of the Des Moines Boatings

Collegiate Double -10 a.m.

Boat A:
Kara Boston
Elisheva Patterson

Boat B:
Abbi Huderle
Carrie Selden

Boat C:
Megan Heacock
Brooke Castrop

Boat D:
Kahhetah Barnoskie
Hailee Jones

Collegtiate Eight – 10:45 a.m.

Boat A:
Katie Brosious (Coxswain)
Amber Bortz
Alia Bober
Lindsey Lawrence
Valerie Jackson
Emily Martin
Brianna Flickinger
Stacy Rachow
Katie Beall (Bow)

Boat B:
Catlin Curtis (Coxswain)
Erika Fisher
Becca Labat
Kaitlin Squier
Abby Green
Brittany Belford
Whitney Gilliand
Kelly Miller
Julie Schoeneck (Bow)

Collegiate Single – 11:45 a.m.
A: Kara Boston
B: Elisheva Patterson
C: Carrie Selden
D: Abbi Huderle
E: Megan Heacock
F: Brooke Castrop
G: Kahheetah Barnoskie
H: Hailee Jones
I: Kristin Deckert

Collegiate Quad – 3:30 p.m.
Boat A:
Abbi Huderle
Megan Heacock
Katie Beall
Brooke Castrop

Boat B:
Erika Fisher
Kaitlin Squier
Brittany Belford
Abby Green

Boat C:
Amber Bortz
Valerie Jackson
Lindsey Lawrence
Stacy Rachow

Collegiate Four – 4:45 p.m.

Boat A:
Catlin Curtis (Coxswain)
Kara Boston
Alia Bober
Elisheva Patterson
Carrie Selden (Bow)

Boat B:
Lexie Peterson (Coxswain)
Kahheetah Barnoskie
Hailee Jones
Emily Martin
Brianna Flickinger (Bow)

Boat C:
Sarah Best (Coxswain)
Kristin Deckert
Becca Labat
Kelly Miller
Whitney Gilliand (Bow)

-KU-