Kansas topped Kansas State, 15-11, on Saturday at the Kansas River to win the fourth annual Sunflower Showdown Regatta.
KU won five of the seven races to close its fall season.
"As a team, I think we showed a lot of depth even though we did lose the Varsity 8 race," KU coach Rob Catloth said." But, it's a good start for the spring when everything counts."
SUNFLOWER SHOWDOWN REGATTA
Freshman/Novice 4+: 1. KU Boat B (Rachael Davis, Valissa VanWey, Diedre Bieber, Jen Widerstrom, Wenjia Wang), 8:14.1. 2. KU Boat A (Christine Smith, Gina Miner, Megan DesCamps, Melanie Beckman, Nicole Chiang), 8:38.1.
Second Freshman/Novice 8: 2. KU (Erin Foley, Beth Olson, Amber Snyder, Jessie Groom, Kelsey Stover, Luci Lyon, Melissa Menke, Jenny Bambara, Lindsay Abbott), 7:46.2).
Third Freshman/Novice 8: 1. KU (Sasha Amirahmadi, Elizabeth Hodges, Jen Baum, Gina Miner, Stacie Lee, Christy Grissom, Megan DesCamps, Jen Widerstrom, Sarah Mitchell), 7:36.8).
Varsity 8: 2. KU (Galina Levin, Tawnya Bach, Erin Harrington, Jen Van Ruyven, Dana Parsons, Heather Muri, Shannon Gribbin, Andrea Buch, Jen Page), 6:41.6.
Second Varsity 8: 1. KU Boat A (Abbie Hodgson, Carrie Owens, Caren Nies, Chelsea Carlin, Stephanie Mahal, Sara Stuart, Alane Thomas, Ali Brox, Jasmin Smith), 6:52.1. 2. KU Boat B (Sarah Sikes, Lora Wedd, Amanda Leland, Michelle Santangelo, Christina Hixson, Erin Tate, Kate Hays, Christy Newton, Stephanie Pittaway), 7:05.5).
First Freshman/Novice 8: 1. KU (Laura Adamson, Hayley Dool, Jessica Watson, Kristen Reynolds, Beth Hickey, Gretchen Schmidt, Casey Smith, Christine Corbett, Sara Kilbride), 7:05.7.
Varsity 4+: 1. KU (Maray Koboldt, Marlena Smith, Tiffany Marquart, Lauren Royall, Angie Kratochvil), 7:29.6.