KU rowers open season

Sunday, March 25, 2007


KANSAS UNIVERSITY'S FIRST VARSITY EIGHT rows against Texas and SMU on the Kansas River. KU defeated SMU in Saturday's race, but fell to Texas.

The Kansas University women's rowing team opened its 2007 spring season Saturday with a six-race regatta against Texas and SMU at Burcham Park.

KU's varsity eight boat finished in a time of 7 minutes, 34.5 seconds, 10 seconds behind victorious Texas. The second varsity eight boat finished in 7:51.4, and the varsity four boat crossed the line in 8:55..

KU also raced three novice boats at the regatta. The second novice eight finished in 7:53.2, the first novice eight in 7:55.9, and the novice four in 10:05.2.1.

All six KU boats finished in second place.

The Jayhawks host Drake and Tulsa next Saturday.