Kansas rowing completes Big 12 Double Dual

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The University of Kansas rowing team was edged by Oklahoma and No. 5 Texas in the Big 12 Double Dual on Saturday on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City.

“The competition was pretty good today with Texas and Oklahoma, but the weather was terrible,” Kansas head coach Rob Catloth said. “Our week of preparation wasn’t ideal as we had limited boat time on the water and worked through a few injuries, but some of our boats did very well considering the conditions.”

Wind gusts on the surface of the Oklahoma River reached up to 20 to 30 mph, resulting in times finishing about a minute slower than the normal pace.

Kansas’ Second Varsity Eight highlighted the day on the water, finishing just five seconds behind its Oklahoma counterpart in the first session, and clocking the second-best time of all four Varsity Eight boats in the second session. K-State was the fourth team competing on Saturday, but did race head-to-head against KU.

KU’s week of practice was slowed due to the heavy rain in Lawrence in the recent days, causing the Jayhawks’ practice course on the Kansas River to be unsafe to row on during the week of preparation due to high waters and threatening river currents.

“We made position strides today,” Catloth concluded. “Given all the external factors involved this week, we can learn a lot from seeing our conference’s competition as we work toward the Big 12 Championship regatta in May.”

For a complete list of KU’s results, see below.

In two weeks on April 23, the Jayhawks compete in the George Mason Invitational at the Occoquan Reservoir in Virginia.  


Session 1 vs. Oklahoma

Varsity 8+
1 Oklahoma 7:19.302
2 Kansas 7:33.498

Second Varsity 8
1 Oklahoma 7:26.560
2 Kansas 7:31.034

Varsity 4+
1 Oklahoma 8:21.429
2 Kansas 8:39.777

Second Varsity 4+
1 Oklahoma 8:35.709
2 Kansas 8:45.451

Third Varsity 8+
1 Oklahoma 8:01.861
2 Kansas 8:17.745

Session 2 vs. Kansas
Varsity 8+
1 Texas 7:11.551
2 Kansas 8:02.895

Second Varsity 8+
1 Texas 7:16.887
2 Kansas 7:41.679

Varsity 4+
1 Texas 8:10.006
2 Kansas 8:34.750

Second Varsity 4+
1 Texas 8:13.811
2 Kansas 8:43.215

Third Varsity 8+
1 Texas 7:44.657
2 Kansas 8:25.213


First Varsity Eight +
Coxswain: Kenzie Obrochta
Katherine Young
BriAnna Dittberner
McKayla Ross
Peyton Anderson
Kaelyn Thierolf
Margret Winter
Jordan Helms
Meghan Karoly

Second Varsity Eight +
Coxswain: Mallory Miller
Kayla Stubblefield
Maddie Irelan
Angie Allen
Allison Schaaf
Reese Arnold
Lilly Stewart
Lexie Lanphere
Morgan Kottas

Third Varsity Eight +
Coxswain: Katie McWhirter
Caitlin McNulty
Madison Ruffalo
Hope McAlexander
Kalyn Blessing
Aminah Reid-Brydon
Kate Englander
Michaela Theis
Mackenzie Klaver

First Varsity Four +
Coxswain: Bailey Coolidge
Bailey Blood
Emily Ruble
Brittney Railsback
Valerie Swisher

Second Varsity Four +
Coxswain: Abigale Lane
Bailey Brandon
Kristen Underhill
Isabel Horosz
Madison Hovis
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