Kansas rowing sees marked improvement at Indiana double dual
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Despite a slow start in the morning session, Kansas rowing made significant improvements going into the afternoon sessions at the double-dual regatta at Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana.
“We raced very well considering the teams we were going up against were all in the top-20 in last week’s national poll,” head coach Rob Catloth said. “We made a tremendous effort to put ourselves in a position to compete against these top-20 teams.”
The morning session began with the Third Varsity Eight and Third Varsity Four races. The Jayhawks recorded third and second-place finishes with times of 7:12.36 and 7:58.30, respectively.
Next up, the Second Varsity Four and First Varsity Four added another second and third-place finish, with times of 7:50.58 and 7:36.92, respectively.
To close out the morning session the First Varsity Eight came in third-place with a time of 7:02.45, behind top-20 teams: Indiana and Louisville.
Kicking off the afternoon session, the Jayhawks raced the Third Varsity Eight to a second-place finish pulling ahead of Indiana by four seconds with a time of 7:18.56.
Kansas continued to build momentum in the afternoon, recording a first-place finish in the Third Varsity Four race against host team, Indiana, with a time of 8:11.90. The Jayhawks outraced the Hoosiers by nearly 17 seconds.
To round out the day the Jayhawks posted another first-place finish against Indiana in the Second Varsity Four race, with a time of 7:53.00.
“I think we showed maturity in our racing,” Catloth said. “Across the board, we made improvements from the morning to the afternoon, which was very exciting to see.”
Kansas returns to the water on April 8 when the Jayhawks travel to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the Big 12 Double dual.
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