K-State rowing earns first victory following preseason training

K-State's 1V8 competes during the Jayhawk Jamboree in Lawrence, Kansas on October 18, 2014. (Photo Courtesy of Scott Weaver, K-State Athletics)

Following a week-long preseason training stint in Oklahoma, K-State women’s rowing swept the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes in its season opener on the Verdigris River over the weekend.

K-State edged Tulsa in five races: 1st Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8, 3rd Varsity 8, 4th Varsity 8 and 1st Varsity. Newcomers and upperclassmen were paired in two of the races, as the relatively youthful Wildcats look to find their footing early in the season.

“The camp went really well and the athletes have done a really good job of making every outing count in making improvements,” K-State head coach Patrick Sweeney said to K-State Sports. “They’ve done a really good week of work here – concentrated, focused efforts that paid off this weekend.”

K-State now prepares for the thick of its season. Meet No. 2 begins next Saturday in California at the annual San Diego Crew Classic.