Longhorns Sweep Wildcats in Rowing
March 23, 2002
Austin, Texas - Texas swept all five races over Kansas State in the first day of competition at the Longhorn Invitational rowing event at Town Lake.
In the final event of the day, the Longhorns won the first varsity eight by nine seconds over the Wildcats. Texas finished the 2,000-meter course in 6:50.4, with the Wildcats rowing 6:59.4.
"They out-rowed us," said Wildcat head coach Jenny Hale. "They were much longer in the water than we were. Nine seconds is not inconceivable to make up by later in the season, but they're a very large team."
Texas also won both novice eight races, the varsity four event and the second varsity eight.
"Coming down here and racing Texas is tough," said Hale. "They've been on the water at least a month longer than we have this spring. They beat us on the start. Their quickness there is a product of having more water time in training."
K-State's time was the third-fastest of the varsity eight competition at the invitational, which features six schools, trailing Texas and Iowa (6:57.0), which beat Tulsa on Saturday.
Kansas State will face SMU and Tulsa in competition on Saturday and will row against Clemson on Sunday.
TEXAS vs. KANSAS STATE