K-State women rowers capture Kansas Cup at Wyandotte County Lake

The Kansas State University women’s rowing teams won the Sunflower Showdown over the University of Kansas on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan. In this race, KU (in the foreground) was trying to catch K-State rowers when K-State (in the back) won by a few feet. It was the fourth year in a row that K-State won the Kansas Cup. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
K-State rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

K-State rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
KU rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

KU rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Rowers held their hands over their hearts as they listened to the national anthem before the start of events at the Sunflower Showdown Saturday, March 29, in Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

One of the K-State rowing teams jogged through the parking lot at Wyandotte County Lake Park before events began on Saturday, March 29. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

Rowers carry their boat after a race on Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A team from Southern Methodist University competed in rowing events Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

A team from Drake University competed in rowing events Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Scout Troop 133 held a benefit concession stand at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park. The troop meets at Kensington Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kan., and includes special education students. (Staff photo)

 

The morning scoreboard at the Sunflower Showdown showed some wins for Kansas State, and some for the University of Kansas. K-State won the overall trophy for the fourth straight year. (Staff photo)

 

 

Accidents reported in KCK

A driver was injured at 1:30 p.m. March 28 on I-70 eastbound, east of Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

A 20-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was eastbound on I-70 when he overcorrected in response to surrounding traffic, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The driver lost control of the Mercury Sable, and it spun to the right and collided with the right barrier wall.

He was injured and taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Another accident was reported at 9:48 a.m. March 28 on I-635 southbound south of State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

The driver, a 30-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman, was southbound on I-635 when she overcorrected in response to the surrounding traffic, the trooper’s report stated.

The Scion XA spun and struck the inside center barrier wall. The driver was injured and taken to a Kansas City, Kan., hospital, according to the report.

K-State, KU women rowers duel in Sunflower Showdown Saturday in KCK

Will the K-State women’s rowing team repeat as the winner of the Sunflower Showdown against the University of Kansas on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake?

K-State has won the three past Sunflower Showdowns, while KU has been improving in the past few years and hopes to be better this year.

The interstate rivalry competition starts at 11 a.m. at the lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan.

Before the two Kansas teams begin, Southern Methodist University and Drake varsity four will begin the day at 10 a.m.

After the KU-K-State first varsity eight rowing event at 12:15 p.m., the Sunflower Showdown trophy will be presented.

At 2 p.m., Southern Methodist University and Drake will join the competition for an afternoon exhibition.

The schedule (subject to change):

10 a.m., varsity four, SMU vs. Drake

10:15 a.m., novice four, KU vs. SMU

10:30 a.m., first varsity eighth, SMU vs. Drake

10:45 a.m., second varsity eight, Drake vs. SMU

11 a.m., fourth varsity eight, KU vs. KSU

11:15 a.m., third varsity eight, KSU vs. KU

11:30 a.m., second varsity four, KU vs. KSU

11:45 a.m., first varsity four, KSU vs. KU

noon, second varsity eight, KU vs. KSU

12:15 p.m., first varsity eight, KSU vs. KU

Trophy presentation

2 p.m., novice four, SMU

2:12 p.m., first-second varsity four, Drake/KSU/KU

2:24 p.m., first-second varsity four, SMU/KU/KSU

2:36 p.m., third-fourth varsity eight, KU/KU/KSU/KSU

2:48 p.m., second varsity eight, SMU/competitors determined by finishes in the morning

3 p.m., second varsity eight, Drake/competitors determined by finishes in the morning

3:12 p.m., first varsity eight, SMU/competitors determined by finishes in the morning

3:26 p.m., first varsity eight, Drake/competitors determined by finishes in the morning