Kansas caps off a successful fall season
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Kansas closed out the fall season with four top-three finishes at its last chance to compete before the winter sets in at the Tulsa Fall Invitational on Saturday.
KU’s Novice Eight picked up right where it left off at the Jayhawk Jamboree as Kansas A placed first in the second event of the day. The Jayhawks then went for the sweep when Kansas B and Kansas C both crossed the finish line before fourth-place SMU.
Kansas A in the Varsity Eight race had the Jayhawks fastest time of the day (14:22.41), finishing behind Tulsa A and SMU A for third place. The Jayhawks’ third and final event of the day was the Varsity Four, Kansas B had KU’s best finish of the race, finishing less than a second ahead of Tulsa B for fifth place.
- Jayhawks swept the Novice Eight event with all three shells finishing in the top three. Kansas A led the way at 15:10.40 with Kansas B and C not far behind at 15:47.82 and 15:54.41, respectively.
- KU’s First Varsity Eight rounded out the top three during the first event of the day, finishing in 14:22.41.
- Kansas’ best finish in the Varsity Four came from Kansas B with a 15:59.86 finish for fifth.
Head coach Carrie Cook-Callen
On improving from the fall:
“Our team has made some big strides this fall. Not all of them have shown as strong on race day, but we will keep pushing to get faster and race at a higher level technically this winter.”
Assistant coach Alyssa Armstrong
On the novice group’s continued success:
“The Novice Eight went out and once again executed their race plan perfectly. This group as a whole has continued to work hard at practice and it’s paying off on race day. We’re very excited to watch them continue to develop as we begin to fully integrate them into the varsity squad this winter.”
Senior Kelly Koenigsman
On the team’s overall performance:
“Overall today, we really displayed our fitness and everything that we have been working towards this fall. We brought it all together and really ended our fall season well.”
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