Wildcats Come Up Short Against Iowa

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State rowing team wrapped up competition this morning at the Longhorn Invitational. All five crews raced their strong mid-west opponent Iowa.


Going into this morning's competition, K-State's 1V8+ crew knew it potentially faced a faster opponent. K-State raced hard with the Hawkeyes and stayed with the Iowa crew in the first 1,000 meters but could not hold on for the sprint to the finish.


The 1N8+ had its best start of the event, showing the speed of its development as a racing crew. Getting ahead off the start, the 'Cats led the Hawkeyes to the 1,000 meters mark, but Iowa's maturity won out in the end, and the Hawkeyes pulled away from the Wildcats over the second half of the course.


All five Wildcat crews showed their mettle this weekend and progressed over the course of the weekend’s races.


The Wildcats have two weeks to rest and sharpen execution before taking to the racecourse again when they travel to San Diego to participate in the San Diego Crew Classic on April 4-5.