Rowing Prepped for NCAA Regionals
MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State rowing squad will return to Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Milton Hill Lake for the 2008 Aramark Sprints/Central and South NCAA Region Championships this Sat.-Sun., May 17-18. The Wildcats will race three boats at the event that will begin with preliminary heats on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
"This is a very competitive and fast event,” head coach Pat Sweeney said. “There are eight crews out of the 22 entries that are ranked in the top 20 in the nation. Our Varsity boats have progressed nicely over this second half of the season. We have been gaining speed and confidence each week, which is great. Now we are looking for them to take the next step and perform well at this high level competition. This is the time to step up and race in that next gear."
K-State opens competition with the Novice 8+ racing versus
The Wildcats’ Second Varsity 8+ boat will race at 10:40 a.m. against
The First Varsity 8+ team will take to the water at 11:10 a.m. for a preliminary run against
At last year’s event held at Milton Hill Lake, K-State’s Novice 8+ team won the Central Division Championship, edging out Michigan by a mere 2.1 seconds at the line. In 2007, the Second Varsity 8+ finished ninth and the First Varsity 8+ boat took 12th.
K-State returns to
A recap of Saturday’s events will be posted at www.kstatesports.com, while results can be found at www.row2k.com.
In lane assignment order
9:30 a.m.: Novice 8+
10:40 a.m.: Second Varsity 8+
11:10 a.m.: First Varsity 8+
2:20 and 2:30 p.m.: Novice 8+ Repechages
3, 3:10, 3:20 and 3:30 p.m.: Second Varsity 8+ Semifinals
3:40, 3:50, 4 and 4:10 p.m.: First Varsity 8+ Semifinals
All finals: 9-11:50 a.m.