K-State Set For Final Race of Fall Season

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After earning three medals at the Head of the Oklahoma two weeks ago, the Kansas State rowing team competes in its final race of the fall season as the Wildcats head to Lawrence, Kansas to compete in the Jayhawk Jamboree on Sunday. 

The team saw its Novice 4+A and Novice 8+A boats earn gold medals at the Head of the Oklahoma, while the Novice 4+B took silver. 

“It is good for the girls to get a break from the grind and training day-after-day. The weather looks good so hopefully they will have fun,” head coach
Patrick Sweeney said. “The main point is it is good training for them. They get to go up against other people instead of competing against each other.”

K-State’s varsity boats performed well in their first fall race, placing two boats in the top-10 in the Varsity 8 race and three in the top-10 of the Varsity 4 race. However, Sweeney is looking for improvement in the way that the boats race on Sunday.

“They rowed technically well, but they did not race well in Oklahoma City,” Sweeney said. “Hopefully, we will get to see them row well and race well this weekend.” 

Sweeney is also looking to see continued improvement from the Novice boats, which are coming off of a successful race two weeks ago. 

“What we would hope to see from them is that gradual improvement. How they handle the day, how they prepare themselves for racing and how they handle the situation. They are on a big learning curve. They learn every time that they go out.”

More information on Sunday’s race can be found here

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SCHEDULE OF RACES

12:15 p.m. – Novice 8

1:00 p.m. – Varsity 4

2:15 p.m. – Novice 4

3:00 p.m. – Varsity 8

3:30 p.m. – Varsity 8 Sprints