Jayhawks open fall season at Head of the Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Kansas rowing team will start the 2019-20 season at the Head of the Oklahoma Oct. 5-6 on the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City.

"We are excited to kick off the 2019-20 season with our first fall race and, for some, their first race as a Jayhawk. The team has made good strides this fall and many took advantage of their summer to better themselves as rowers."

Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen

This will be the first race for the Jayhawks as the program celebrates 25 years of rowing at Kansas. The team will compete in six events during the weekend in a head-race style, in which the boats will launch one at a time and compete against the clock.

Kansas will start with three boats in the Women’s Collegiate 8+ at 11 a.m., on Saturday along with Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Tulsa, SMU and Central Oklahoma.

Following will be the Collegiate Women’s Novice 8+ at 12:25 p.m., and Collegiate Women’s Novice 4+ at 2:50 p.m., where first-time college rowers for the Jayhawks will make their debuts.

With five boats, the Jayhawks will end the first day with the Collegiate Women’s 4+ at 3:40 p.m. They will sport pink racing tops as part of the “Row for the Cure” race.

Going into the final day, Kansas will compete in two races. Open Women’s 2- has three boats entered at 8:40 a.m., and the Open Women’s 4+ start at 10:35 a.m.

Last season at this specific event, the Jayhawks brought back a pair of medals and had eight top-10 finishes.

"The weekend should be fun and give us a sense of where we are speed wise and technical application in racing situations."

Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen

All event times and results can be found at the Regatta Central.