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KU rowing wins 2 races at Knecht

April 19, 2004

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— Kansas University's rowing team won two gold medals Sunday at the Knecht Cup.

KU's Second Varsity 8 and First Novice 8 boats won their races in 7:25.7 and 7:22.6. Kansas' First Novice 8 boat hasn't lost this spring.

In the other Grand Finals, KU's Varsity 4 boats placed second and fourth, and the Novice 4 crew was fourth. KU's First Varsity 8 won the Petite Finals.

To earn a spot in the finals, teams had to make it through qualifying and semifinal rounds Saturday.

"As I team, I thought we had an amazing weekend," assistant coach Jennifer Myers said. "We have tried to continue to improve each week, and this race was no exception. There was a lot of tough competition, but we raced very well the entire weekend."

Kansas will travel to St. Paul, Minn., for a regatta Saturday against Minnesota and SMU.

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