Kansas State Women's Rowing Competes in Kansas City
Oct. 14, 2001
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas State women's rowing program had its second regatta of the 2001 season today at the American Royal Fall Rowing Classic in Kansas City, Mo.
The Wildcats (15.03) took first in the Open 8 race finishing 18 seconds ahead of the second place University of Kansas (15.21) boat. The University of Kansas-B boat rounded out the top three with a time of 15.25.
"The varsity had a good race," head rowing coach Jenny Hale said. "The varsity coxswain was sick, so they were rowing with a novice coxswain. They still did a nice job. They got good power and it was a really good regatta for them."
In their first regatta of the 2001 season, the Kansas State Novice 8+ oarswomen finished second rowing a 17.38, to finish 11 seconds behind the first-place Oklahoma Area Rowing Club (17.27).
"The novices did a good job," Hale said. "They had some challenges with the river being extremely low. They hit some rocks and broke some skegs. With the river so low, it is questionable as to whether or not the race should have been run. It was more challenging than it ought to have been for the novices."
The Novice 4+ race saw another second-place finish for the Wildcats, as they rowed a 18.28 to finish behind Oklahoma City University who finished with a time of 18.07. Oklahoma State rounded out the top three posting a 20.43.
"We had to pull one of our freshmen recruits from the Novice 4+ race due to a back injury in the first race," Hale said. "They did alright, but they definitely got a race under their belts. We will just go back and get ready for the Head of the Iowa."
Due to injuries Kansas State was the only team able to enter boats in the women's pairs division. The boat of Ingrid Shwaiko and Jill Anderson placed first with a time of 18.34, with their teammates Marja-Lisa Paulson and Courtney Franssen finishing in 19.06.
"We use this race to see who is moving the boat the fastest," Hale said. "The girls in this race were a little inexperienced in the smaller boats, so it was a good chance for them to work with that type of boat."
The Wildcats will return to action on Oct. 11-12 in Boston, Mass. at the Head of the Charles.
Open Women's 4+