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Sunday, May 17, 2015

KU puts 4 boats in Grand Finals

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— Four of Kansas University’s five boats advanced Saturday to today’s Grand Finals of the Big 12 Rowing Championships.

KU’s First Varsity Eight, Third Varsity Eight, First Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four all earned trips to the Grand Finals.

“I thought we had a pretty good day,” Kansas coach Rob Catloth said. “Our goal for the day was to have each boat advance to the Grand Finals. We missed our goal by one boat, however, that race was fairly tough for our Second Varsity Eight. They were in a tough heat with some great teams. They competed for most of the race but fell off at the end. It’s a young boat and I thought they performed extremely well. They had one of their best races of the year.”

The championships conclude today.

Kansas results

First Varsity Eight — 2. Mary Slattery (Coxswain), Maggie Duncan, Brooke Thuston, Claudijah Lever, Allison Schaaf, Jennifer Hartzler, Maddie Irelan, Julia Alvey, Lexie Lanphere, 6:44.22.

Second Varsity Eight — 4. Kenzie Obrochta (Coxswain) Olivia Loney, Tessa Scott, Kaelyn Thierolf, BriAnna Dittberner, Alexa Fowlkes Ally Fullerton, Jordan Helms, Katherine Young, 6:53.49.

First Varsity Four — 2. Mallory Miller (Coxswain), Kate Cropp, Erin Brogan, Mackenzie Klaver, Madison Hovis, 7:33.54.

Second Varsity Four — 2. Sarah Lasini (Coxswain), Jackie Adamle,Kylee Dewey, Angie Allen, Casey Kelly, 7:31.94.

Third Varsity Eight — 1. Briana Pina (Coxswain), Allie Griffin, Danielle Gibson, Payton Vedders, Emily Ruble, Brittney Railsback Margaret Winter, Kristen Byrd, Bailey Brandon, 7:00.41.

Third Varsity Four — 3. Bailey Coolidge (Coxswain), Caitlin McNulty, Keaton Poppe, Daisy Tackett, Kailey Tennant, 8:00.80,

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