Kansas Rowing Competes Well at the Head of the Oklahoma

Oct. 1, 2006

Oklahoma City, Okla. –

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Kansas rowing began the Fall campaign with a successful two-day regatta at the Head of the Oklahoma. The two-day event, which took place on the Oklahoma River, included night racing, the first regatta in the United States to hold collegiate races after dark.

The Jayhawks came away with the top two spots in the Novice Four with times of 17:43.124 and 18:28.523, respectively. Kansas also finished second in the Novice Eight with a time of 16:19.590.

Kansas dominated the Collegiate Doubles and Singles action. The Jayhawks had seven of the top 12 finishes in the doubles with Alia Bober and Kara Boston leading the way with a time of 16:32.448. Tiffany Jeffers lead Kansas, which held eight of the top nine spots in the singles, with a time of 18:24.459.

The Jayhawks also fared well in the Collegiate Fours and Eights. The Jayhawks placed fourth in the Eights with a time of 14:50.405. At night, the top Kansas Eight boat finished third with a time of 1:37.798. Kansas’ best finish in the Fours was sixth with a time of 16:41.465.

“It was a really good start to the season,” head coach Rob Catloth said. “We competed very well and I think this is a good starting point for the rest of the year.”

The Jayhawks will continue their Fall season on Oct. 29 at the Head of the Iowa in Iowa City.