Rowing Takes Four of Five Races Over UCSD
March 28, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State rowing team took three of four races against UC San Diego on Friday morning. The only race that the Aztecs dropped came in the novice competition. The event marked SDSU's third spring event of the season.
The first success of the morning came in the varsity eight dual, which kicked off the morning at 7:20 am. The Aztec crew got off to a slow start but kept their composure en route to comeback victory in which San Diego State posted a time of 6 minutes, 33.4 seconds. UCSD crossed the finish line nearly seven seconds later (6:40.8).
The novice eight race began at 7:30 am saw the Aztec's only second place finish with a time of 7:04.5 which was just behind the Tritons time of 6:59.7.
The second varsity eight crew, which got underway at 7:40 am, saw the best start of the day for SDSU. The Triton boat attempted to make a move to gain on San Diego State but the Aztecs responded and finished about 10 seconds ahead of UC San Diego's crew (7:02.7) with a time of 6:52.3.
The open four competition saw the largest gap in victory as the Aztecs notched a time of 7:53.0 compared to UCSD's 8:34.0.
"We want to thank UC San Diego for participating in today's race," said head coach Bill Zack. "The competition between local rowing programs is great for the support of the San Diego rowing scene. Today's dual meet was a great final tune up for both schools against quality opponents in preparation for the upcoming San Diego Crew Classic. Based on today's outcome the coaching staff and I will tweak the lineups in order to fully achieve our potential at next week's regatta."
Next up, San Diego State will dedicate a boat to Martha Shumaker. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 am on Saturday following the Aztec's morning practice.
2nd Varsity 8:
Second Varsity Eight: Elizabeth Edmonds (bow), Kaitlyn Goss (two), Haley Burton (three), Campbell Oreglia (four), Mackenzie Morgan (five), Gentosi (six), Miranda Orsinelli-Rivers (seven), Sarah Winfield (stroke) and Jennifer Miller (coxswain).
Novice Eight: Jamie Darling (bow), Amalia Cristiano (two), Olivia Kirkpatrick (three), Bailey Buhrer (four), Christina Charlton (five), Paige Gugino (six), Haley Peterson (seven), Rachel Borden (stroke), Cassandra Houy (coxswain).