Jayhawks Win Two Races to Conclude Cardinal Invite
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Kansas rowing team had a strong finish in day two of the Cardinal Invitational as the Jayhawks had two boats claim first place and two boats earn second place finishes.
“I thought we performed quite a bit better today,” said Kansas head coach Rob Catloth. “We saw some things yesterday that we need to fix, and I thought we carried those out really well. We raced at a high level today and made some improvements. I think it gave everyone some confidence and sets the tone for the rest of the semester on how we can race.”
KU opened the morning with a second-place finish in the First Varsity Eight crossing the line at 6:05.088, just four seconds behind top-finisher Michigan State. On the boat for
KU were seniors Juilia Alvey, Claudijah Lever and Brooke Thuston, juniors Maggie Duncan, Tessa Scott and coxswain Mary Slattery, sophomores included Olivia Loney and Allison Schaaf.
Up next for the Jayhawks was the First Varsity Four competition. KU claimed its first victory of the season with a time of 6:46.755, powering to the finish nearly three seconds ahead of the second-place boat. Rowing for KU were seniors Erin Brogan and Alexa Fowlkes, sophomores Kate Cropp, Madison Hovis and coxswain Mallory Miller.
In the Third Varsity Eight race, Kansas earned a second-place finish with a time of 6:24.276. In the Second Varsity Eight race Kansas finished with a time of 6:30.763 which put them in fourth place.
In the final event Kansas chalked up its second victory of the day, winning the Second Varsity Four race with a time of 6:53.774. The Jayhawks won it in stride, more than 10 seconds ahead of second place. The winning boat consisted of seniors Allie Griffin and coxswain Sarah Lasini, junior Casey Kelly and sophomores Danielle Gibson and Brittney Railsback.
Kansas will be back in action on March 28, as the Jayhawks will host the University of Drake in a scrimmage in Lawrence. After that KU will head to Dallas, Texas to square off with SMU.
Complete Kansas Results
Second Varsity Eight – 6:30.763 (4th)
Kenzie Obrochta– Coxswain
Third Varsity Eight – 6:24.276 (2nd)
Bailey Coolidge – Coxswain
First Varsity Four – 6:46.755 (1st)
Mallory Miller – Coxswain
Second Varsity Four – 6:53.744 (1st)
Sarah Lasini – Coxswain
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