Winds Challenge Wildcats at Longhorn

AUSTIN, Texas After a difficult match-up on day one, the Kansas State rowers faced a similar task with the addition of a taxing headwind on the second day of the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. K-State dropped races against Wisconsin in the morning session and fell short of Central Florida and Iowa in the afternoon.

 

The Wildcats opened the day against the top team at the regatta, as K-State took on No. 19 Wisconsin in the early morning hours. The Badgers posted wins in the First and Second Novice 8+ and followed up with wins in the First and Second Varsity 8+.

 

In the late afternoon, the Wildcats pushed for a win versus Central Florida, who is receiving votes in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. K-State was again shy of a win with UCF crossing the line first in the First Novice 8+, as well as the First and Second Varsity 8+ races.

 

K-State’s Second Novice 8+ completed the day-long event with one race against Iowa. The Wildcats came in second as the Hawkeyes out-raced K-State on Lady Bird Lake.

 

The Longhorn Invitational will come to an end on Sunday with the final day of competition. K-State will face Iowa in head-to-head racing during the morning.

A complete recap of the Longhorn Invitational will be posted at www.kstatesports.com following the completion of Sunday’s races.

 

Longhorn Invitational Results

 

Saturday, March 22 (morning)

First Novice 8+: 1. Wisconsin (7:04.0), 2. K-State (7:29.0)

Second Novice 8+: 1. Wisconsin (7:30.0), 2. K-State (7:50.0)

Second Varsity 8+: 1. Wisconsin (6:54.0), 2. K-State (7:16.0), 3. Wisconsin V4+ (7:44.0)

First Varsity 8+: 1. Wisconsin (6:49.0), 2. K-State (7:17.0)

 

Saturday, March 22 (afternoon)

First Novice 8+: 1. UCF (7:27.2), 2. K-State (7:51.1)

Second Novice 8+: 1. UCF (7:14.4), 2. K-State (7:34.8)

First Varsity 8+: 1. UCF (7:06.1), 2. K-State (7:29.6)

Second Novice 8+: 1. Iowa (7:21.3), 2. K-State (8:02.7)

 

Sunday, March 23 (races 8-10:30 a.m.)

All boats:  K-State vs. Iowa