Kansas takes four medals at Jayhawk Jamboree

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s rowing team took four medals in four races at the seventh annual Jayhawk Jamboree at Burcham Park in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Jayhawks had boats placed in the top two spots of the four races the team competed in.

"Overall, a great day for the program winning all three of the women’s head races. We also had some women step up to fill some open spots due to illness and injury."

Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen

Kansas A in the collegiate women’s varsity 4+ started it off for the team by claiming first place with a time of 13:11.9 followed by Kansas B who came in second with a time of 13:39.3. Kansas C placed fifth at 14:02.6 and Kansas D placed sixth at 14:16.7.

In the collegiate women’s novice 8+, Kansas A placed first by 2.5 seconds ahead of Colorado A and finished with a time of 14:02.2.

With 13 boats in the field in the collegiate women’s varsity 8+, Kansas A finished in first place with a time of 12:19.4 and Kansas B came in fourth place with a time of 12:39.8. Kansas A then went on in the 300mm sprint to finish in second.

"It was great to see and hear all the support from friends and family alongside the shore."

Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen

The next and final race of the fall season for the Jayhawks will be the Tulsa Fall Invite in Catoosa, Oklahoma, on Nov. 1-2.