First Novice Eight Dominates at Sunflower Showdown
Competing against in-state rival
For the third-straight race, the First Novice 8+ dominated the competition with a winning-time of 7:03.0, which was close to a full-minute ahead of KU’s top boat (8:00.6). Coxswain Anna Wagner, Amber Mulyck, Heather Hoffman, Kari Chadd, Jennifer Flannigan, Kate Priest, Whitney Revell, Heather Gerstner and Michelle Higgins, each contributed to the best-ever fall showing by a Novice 8+ in school history.
KU won the two remaining races to edge K-State, 14-10, in the overall scoring column. The Wildcats had previously won the last three consecutive fall meetings between both schools. K-State, however, still leads the all-time series with five victories, dating back to the inaugural 1997 season.
The Sunflower Showdown was the first and only race of the fall season, where each team raced 2,000 meters in a side-by-side format.
“We are really happy with our fall racing,” Head coach Patrick Sweeney said. “We continue to move in the right direction and the success of our First Novice Eight throughout the fall season shows where the program is headed.
“The First Varsity Eight rowed very well today and led for the first 1,200 meters, but couldn’t hold it at the end. The Second Varsity Eight came back in the middle of the race and won. Overall, I thought we did very well in our fall racing and we will continue to compete at a high-level come spring.”
With the end of the fall season, the Wildcats head into winter training until they are back in action on March 17-19 at the Longhorn Invitational in
Nov. 12, 2005
Tuttle Creek Reservoir
SECOND VARSITY 8+ (5 Points)
FIRST VARSITY 8+ (8 Points)
FIRST NOVICE 8+ (5 Points)
SECOND NOVICE 8+ (3 Points)
VARSITY 4+ (3 Points)