Four Boats Advance to ?A? Finals at Southern IRA's

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State Novice Eight and Novice Four finished first in their respective events and advanced to the finals on Sunday, April 22 at Southern IRA’s in Oak Ridge, Tenn.


Just after the sun rose in Oak Ridge, the Wildcats’ N4+ posted a time of 8:11.60 in their heat and finished ahead of Tampa, Clemson, NC State, Texas and Texas A&M-Galveston to advance to the “A/B” semifinals.  The Cats picked up where they left off in the next round as they crossed the line four-seconds ahead of second place West Virginia and will race in “A” finals on Sunday for the Gold.


The Novice Eight continued their dominance this season and cruised to a 13-seconds win over Louisville, who finished second in the semifinal.  Alabama, Tulsa and Cincinnati finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.  K-State will advance to the “A” finals and will look to defend its title from last season.


The V4+ advanced to the “C” semifinals after finishing fourth behind Southern Methodist, Georgia Tech and Texas Crew.  In the semifinals the Wildcats fought hard the entire length in a tight race and finished second, just three-seconds behind Georgia State but eight-seconds ahead of third-place Florida.  K-State will advance to the “C” finals on Sunday.


In the tightest race of the day, K-State V8+ crossed the line three tenths of a second behind Purdue to finish third.  CSU-Sacramento won the race while Alabama, Jacksonville and West Virginia placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.  The Wildcats will race for the gold medal on Sunday in the “A” final.


Complete race results for SIRA’s can be accessed online at: or



Saturday, April 21

N4+ HEAT: 1. Kansas State (8:11.60), 2. Tampa (8:20.70), 3. Clemson (8:36.90), 4. NC State (8:59.60), 5. Texas (9:00.10), 6. Texas A&M-Galveston (9:08.70)

V4+ HEAT: 1. Southern Methodist (7:55.30), 2. Georgia Tech (8:01.51), 3. Texas (8:03.91), 4. Kansas State (8:06.92), 5. Warren Wilson College (8:29.08)


N4+ A/B Semifinal: 1. Kansas State (8:16.70), 2. West Virginia (8:20.47), 3. Georgia State (8:22.92), 4. Wake Forest (8:31.58), 5. Jacksonville (8:39.39), 6. Texas A&M-Galveston (8:44.02)

V4+ C Semifinal: 1. Georgia State (8:20.80), 2. Kansas State (8:23.90), 3. Florida (8:31.27), 4. Rollins College (8:35.03), 5. Georgia (8:40.28)

N8+Semifinal: 1. Kansas State (7:04.30), 2. Louisville (7:17.14), 3. Alabama (7:22.11), 4. Tulsa (7:27.61), 5. Cincinnati (7:40.86)

V8+ Semifinal: 1. CSU-Sacramento (6:55.20), 2. Purdue (7:00.41), 3. Kansas State (7:00.71), 4. Alabama (7:08.25), 5. Jacksonville (7:16.56), 6. West Virginia (7:31.68)



Sunday, April 22

Varsity 4+ (“C” Finals) 7:58 a.m.

Novice 4+ (“A” Finals) 10 a.m.

Novice 8+ (“A” Finals) 10:30 a.m.

Second Varsity 8+ (“A” Finals) 10:50 a.m.

First Varsity 8+ (“A” Finals) 11:40 a.m.