Wildcats Excel at Head of the Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – K-State Women’s Rowing started off fall competition strong with a solid performance at the OCU Head of the Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. On the day, the Wildcats had six boats place in the top-10 including a second-place finish in the Women’s Collegiate Novice/Frosh 8+.


Competing against the likes of USC and last year’s Big 12 champion, Oklahoma, the Wildcats opened the day with a third-place finish in the Women’s Collegiate 8+. Led by senior captain Meggie Murray, the boat finished in a time of 14:10, behind only USC (13:31) and Oklahoma (13:59). Also finishing within the race’s top-10 for the Wildcats was the boat stroked by junior Chelsea Goble, which placed seventh in 14:25.

K-State followed that performance up with three boats finishing in the Women’s Collegiate 4+ top-10. Courtney Cooke’s boat led with a seventh-place finish in 16:17, while the latter two boats finished eighth and 10th, respectively.

Lastly, in the Novice/Frosh 8+, the Wildcats had their best finish of the day at second-place. Clocking in at a time of 16:05, the boat led by Julia Chestnut finished second to only SMU (15:24). 

K-State will now shift its attention to the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 18. The Wildcats had considerable success in the event in Lawrence, Kan., last year, with a boat finishing top-five in each of the four races held. For more information on the Wildcats’ fall slate, visit www.k-statesports.com.


OCU Head of the Oklahoma
Oklahoma River
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

K-State Results
Women’s Collegiate 8+
1: USC, 13:31 | 2: Oklahoma, 13:59 | 3: K-State (Murray), 14:10 | 7: K-State (Goble), 14:25
14: K-State (Eagleman), 15:32 | 16: K-State (Smisek), 15:38

Women’s Collegiate 4+
1: USC, 15:29 | 2: Oklahoma, 15:34 | 3: Tulsa, 15:51 | 7: K-State (Cooke), 16:17 | 8: K-State (Roeser), 16:21
10: K-State (Murray), 16:29 | 11: K-State (Smisek), 16:34 | 13: K-State (Goble), 16:45

Women’s Collegiate Novice/Frosh 8+
1: SMU, 15:24 | 2: K-State (Chestnut), 16:05 | 3: Central Oklahoma, 16:12