Rowers Close Fall Season at The Head of the Hooch

Nov. 4, 2012

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Kansas rowing team finished the fall rowing season on Sunday by competing in two events during the final day of The Head of the Hooch. KU entered boats in the Open Eight and the Open Quad.

Teams used today’s events to shake up their rosters and try different lineups. KU mixed rowers from the varsity and novice teams on the same boats in order to give novice rowers a taste of what it is like to row at the varsity level. KU’s top finisher in the Open Eight was 11th.

“I think it’s a good experience for the novice rowers. The varsity rowers did well with what we had been working on,” KU head coach Rob Catloth said. “We are just trying to keep sustained speed and row with more power. Row with more even splits and keep a more constant speed through the whole race.”

KU also changed their lineup for Sunday’s Open Quad – and finished second and fifth in the event. Rowers in the top KU boat were senior Olivia Kinet, junior Alex Torquemada, sophomore Angie Flores and freshman Maggie Duncan.

Catloth says his squad knows what it will take to be successful in the spring season.

“We just have to be ready to go as hard as we can and race really smart during the spring,” Catloth said. “We have been using the fall for those things and we want to sustain that through the spring.”

The spring season will kick off March 8-10, 2013 at the Oklahoma Invite. During the spring season, KU will row in seven competitions, host the Big 12 Championship and finish with the Conference USA Championships, which will determine if KU qualifies for the NCAA Championships. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.