Kansas Rowing Excels at Head of the Iowa

Oct. 30, 2005

IOWA CITY, IA — Kansas rowing continued its Fall season when it competed at the Head of the Iowa, Sunday. The team entered boats in the Novice Four, Open Four, Open Single, Novice Eight, Open Eight and Lightweight Single. The Open Single race was paced by junior Tiffany Jeffers, with a third-place time of 18:23.43. Following close behind was junior LlynnAnn Laugesen in a fourth-place time of 18:26.54, and Alexis Boston in fifth-place with a time of 18:41.65. The Jayhawks also placed nine more rowers in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 18th places. Kansas’ team competition was successful in the Open Four when it went on to place second with a time of 15:49.40. The other Kansas boats in the race placed 13th and 16th with times of 16:59.42 and 17:34.33. In the Novice Four race, Kansas went on to claim 10th with a time of 18:46.71 and 15th with a time of 19:05.45. The Jayhawks also competed in the Novice Eight as they placed 11th and 12th with times of 16:51.55 and 17:13.23. The Lightweight Single and Open Eight were the final races of the day for the Jayhawks. In the Lightweight Single, sophomore Elisheva Patterson took third with a time of 19:57.86 and sophomore Ashley Broockerd placed fourth with a time of 20:18.65. Kansas took fifth and 12th, with times of 14:21.00 and 15:12.02, in its final race the Open Eight. “I thought we performed and rowed very well across the board today,” head coach Rob Catloth said. “I felt good about all of the races today, especially of the Varsity. The fact that we could be in the ballpark with teams who were nationally ranked last year like Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin is great.” Kansas will next see action at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Nov. 5-6.

–Results Below–
Novice Four
Winning Time: 0:16:42
10- Kansas B 0:18:46
15- Kansas A 0:19:05 Open Four
Winning Time: 0:15:30
2- Kansas A 0:15:49
13- Kansas B 0:16:59
16- Kansas C 0:17:34 Novice Eight
Winning Time: 0:14:56
11- Kansas A 0:16:51
13- Kansas B 0:17:13
21- Kansas C 0: 18:15
25- Kansas D 0:19:32 Open Single
Winning Time: 0:18:06
3- Tiffany Jeffers 0:18:23
4- Llynnann Laugesen 0:18:26
5- Alexis Boston 0:18:41
6- Tricia Sawtelle 0:18:43
7- Katie Ault 0:18:51
8- Kara Boston 0:18:54
9- Gillian Van Ruyven 0:18:57
11- Paige Phillips 0:19:17
12- Tayler Eldridge 0:19:34
13- Emily Fuhs 0:19:42
15- Alia Bober 0:19:57
18- Whitney Fasbender 0:20:33 Lightweight Single
Winning Time: 0:18:45
3- Elisheva Patterson 0:19:57
4- Ashley Broockerd 0: 20:18 Open Eight
Winning Time: 0:13:38
5- Kansas A 0:14:21
12 Kansas B 0:15:12