Women's Rowing Wins Novice Eight Race

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State women’s rowing team won the Collegiate Novice 8+ race at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta held Sunday on the Oklahoma River.


With a commanding 35-second lead over in-state rival Kansas, the Wildcats crossed the finish line with a winning-time of 15:44.311.  Kansas finished second (16:19.590) while Creighton placed third (17:42.875).


In the Collegiate Varsity 4+ race, K-State placed two boats in the top-10.  The Wildcats “A” boat finished seventh (16:50.655), missing the cut for the 500 meter sprints by nine seconds, while the “B” boat placed ninth with time of 16 minutes and 52.763 second.  In the field of 27 boats, K-State “C” boat finished 20th (17:43.445) and “D” boat placed 22nd (18:20.210).


“The continued positive progress of the program can be seen in the good result of our Novice 8.” said head coach Patrick Sweeney.  “For their first race ever they handled the pressure well and gained a lot from the experience.  On the Varsity side it was good to see the top two boats have a solid performance and finish in the top-10.  This weekend really brought the entire team together.  It was a positive start to the year.”


For complete results please visit www.headoftheoklahoma.com or www.row2k.com.



Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2006

Oklahoma River

at Oklahoma City, Okla.



1. Kansas State, 15:44.311, 2. Kansas, 16:19.590, 3. Creighton, 17:42.875, 4. Oklahoma City University, 18:03.515, 5. Wichita State, 18:47.682.



1. Louisville (B), 15:54.293, 2. Louisville (A), 16:03.231, 3. Louisville (D), 16:25.235, 4. Tulsa, 16:39.977, 5. Kansas, 16:41.465, 6. Louisville (C), 16:46.465, 7. Kansas State (A), 16:50.655, 8. Tulsa (B), 16:50.863, 9. Kansas State (B), 16:52.763, 10. Southern Methodist, 17:03.403, 20. Kansas State (C), 17:43.445, 22. Kansas State (D), 18:20.210.