K-State Novice 4 Claims Silver

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The Kansas State rowing team had some hard races this weekend at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship on Melton Lake. Although the Wildcats did not pick up any wins, they did bring home some hardware in the Novice 4 race.

K-State came away with the silver medal in the Women's Novice 4 competition and it was the first time the Wildcats have raced a Novice 4 this season.

Coach Patrick Sweeney said the Wildcats struggled on the water due to a number of factors this weekend but sees promise in his young team.

"The inexperience of our team combined with the season's shortened preparation time on the water before racing has contributed to the technical and race-execution mistakes that continue to cost us seconds in competition," Sweeney said. "The upside is that most of the team has two or three more years to build on this season's hard lessons. I'm proud of the hard work the whole team puts into their racing."

In K-State's final race of the regatta, the 1V8 also exemplified the potential of the team. The Wildcats showed their strength by getting off to an early lead, but their inexperience slowed them up in the body of the race. K-State put together a gutsy sprint to cling to a win in the Women's Varsity 8 B Final. The Wildcats held off SMU at the line finishing just 0.3 seconds ahead of the Mustangs.

The Wildcats will begin preparation for the Big 12 Championship set for May 1 in Oklahoma City.

K-State Boatings
C Whitley Jackson
S Anna Young
7 Nicole Vogt
6 Kris Richman
5 Hanna Wiltfong
4 Justine Walsh
3 Amanda Weishaar
2 Traci Smiley
B Ali Peters

C Weatherly Butler
S Jayci McKenney
7 Kylie Hanson
6 Nicole Burdiek
5 Audrey Polifka
4 Adria Ley
3 Morrisa Rumage
2 Jackie Swab
B Melissa Steen

C Chelsey Mueller
S Amanda Keim
3 Melanie Rogers
2 Paula Wortman
B Michelle Bergman

C Kaitlyn Arrow
S Nicole Stuckey
3 Brittany Leathers
2 Danielle Glynn
B Tricia Walker

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