The Jayhawks bring home three medals from the Head of the Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After two days of racing, the Jayhawks took home three medals at the Head of the Oklahoma regatta at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District.
"I thought this weekend was a good place to start. The team learned from the race and will have room to get faster in the coming weeks as we raise our stroke rate and continue training hard."Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen
The Jayhawks claimed two medals in the final race of the regatta, in the women’s collegiate 4+. Kansas A placed second with a time of 17:03.39 followed by Kansas B finishing in third at 17:06.43.
In the women’s collegiate novice 8+, the Jayhawks claimed a medal finishing in second place with a time of 16:39.31. The freshman squad was led by coxswain Ashley McCaulley, Ava Winkels, Kai Alexander, Alama Hodzic, Savanah Skack, Grace Wallrapp, Rachel Berkley, Madison Ewert, and Ty Kelly-Martin.
"Our freshmen started their careers by taking home some hardware. A couple of them who raced for the first time now know what a true rowing race feels like."Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen
The Jayhawks’ boat in the women’s collegiate novice 4+ came in fourth place and recorded a time of 16:43.06.
Seniors Isabel Horosz and Morgan Kottas competed in the women’s open 2- and finished at 18:58.23 and placed 12th. Following them were senior Reese Arnold and junior Shannon Cody in 13th place with a time of 19:02.98 and juniors Taylor Brown and Maggie Dupuie in 17th place at 19:55.46.
In the women’s collegiate 8+, Kansas A finished in sixth place with a time of 14:23.36 followed by Kansas B in 12th place at 15:10.29 and Kansas C in 14th place at 15:20.08.
Kansas A place ninth at 15:54.12 in the women’s collegiate 4+. Kansas B recorded a time of 16:03.95 for 12th place, Kansas C at 16:25.74 for 19th, Kansas D at 16:34.81 and Kansas E placed 22nd with a time of 18:16.70.
"If we can continue getting training in the small boats, our boat feel and execution should improve."Head Coach Carrie Cook-Callen
The Jayhawks next regatta will be in Lawrence, Kansas, where KU will host the Jayhawk Jamboree on Sunday, Oct. 20, and celebrate 25 years of rowing as a program at Kansas.