Kansas Cup Ends Home Rowing Schedule for Wildcats
April 24, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. - The Kansas Cup dual rowing meet between Kansas State and Kansas will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The first event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
The two schools will have four races in the competition, with points being awarded for victories in each event. The school with the most points following the four races will keep the traveling trophy for the next year.
The first varsity eight race will carry eight points, five points will be awarded to the winner of both the second varsity eight and the novice eight race, and three points go to the winner of the varsity four event.
Kansas has won the cup the last two times the event has been contested. The Kansas Cup will be the final home event of the 2002 spring season for K-State, which will compete in the Big XII Invitational and the Central Division Championships.
Kansas State's varsity eight has been progressing throughout the season. Early in the spring, the Wildcats received votes in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association poll for the first time in the six-year history of the program. The Wildcats finished fourth in the Women's Cal Cup competition at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic competition in early April.
Last weekend, the K-State second varsity eight and the varsity four had two of their best races of the spring in a competition on the Charles River in Boston. The Wildcat four was second to host Northeastern, but defeated boats from Columbia and Navy.
DIRECTIONS TO SPECTATOR AREAS
From Manhattan or I-70: Get on Tuttle Creek Blvd. (KS-177) heading north away from town. Take a right onto KS-13, following signs to Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Go up the hill and cross the dam. Immediately after crossing the spillway, there will be limited spectator parking on both sides of the road.
An auxiliary parking area is located near the boathouse, with shuttles available to take spectators to the viewing area on a bluff overlooking the southeast corner of the lake. To get to the boathouse, continue past the parking areas on the left and right of KS-13 past the spillway. Take the next available left turn, then turn left again at the sign for the boathouse.