Rowing wraps weekend at Crew Classic
April 2, 2017
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State rowing team finished the weekend with a strong showing at the 44th annual San Diego Crew Classic. The Aztecs logged a trio of top three finishes in its five races on Mission Bay this morning.
“This has been a very good weekend,” said head rowing coach Bill Zack. “We want to thank the Crew Classic staff and volunteers for putting on a great Regatta. Our top boat taking third behind defending lightweight national champion Stanford and SEC/Big12 Tennessee was awesome. The other crews show a lot more depth this year and we are currently ahead of American Athletic Conference rivals Sacramento State and Southern Methodist. The road to Sarasota continues this week with a joint racing practice with USD on Friday.”
The first outing for the Aztecs was the women’s collegiate second varsity eight petite final at 8:40 a.m., where SDSU finished third in 7:01.635 behind University of San Diego (6:59.391) and University of British Columbia (7:01.557). Coming in just behind the Aztecs was AAC foe Sacramento State (7:05.941), followed by Loyola Marymount (7:10.839) and Saint Mary’s (7:17.207).
In the varsity four petite final at 8:56 a.m., SDSU grabbed another third place finish, clocking in at 7:54.435. The Aztecs came in behind Tennessee (7:38.911) and Sac State (7:48.455), but separated themselves from fourth place finisher UCSB (8:05.419) and Saint Mary’s (8:31.337).
Next up was the women’s collegiate novice eight grand final at 9:28 a.m. where the Aztecs finished fourth of seven boats at 7:19.663. The three boats to finish ahead of SDSU were UT Austin (6:50.805), UBC (7:10.889) and UCLA (7:14.075), while Sac State (7:20.211), UCSB (7:22.209) and LMU (7:26.539) all finished behind the Aztecs.
At 10 a.m., the varsity eight boat competed in the women’s collegiate V8 grand final where the Aztecs clocked in at 6:45.540, landing in third place behind the Stanford lightweight crew (6:35.822) and Tennessee (6:40.184). George Washington University finished just behind the Aztecs in 6:47.812, followed by LMU (6:49.682) and Sac State (6:50.120).
The Aztecs also raced a second varsity four team in the women’s collegiate four B final where they finished fourth in 8:09.183. UCLA led the pack, finishing first in 7:42.523, followed by Tennessee (7:46.721) and Sac State (7:54.829). SDSU came in ahead of AAC foe Southern Methodist (8:19.191) as well as UCSB (9:12.788).
Up next, the Aztecs prepare for a two-dual weekend when they race at UC San Diego on Friday, April 21, at 7 a.m., and welcome UC Santa Barbara to San Diego on Saturday, April 21, at 7 a.m.
Women's Collegiate Varsity 4+ Petite Final
Women's Collegiate Novice 8 Grand Final
Women's Collegiate V8 Grand Final:
Women's Collegiate Varsity 4+ B Final Only:
Second Eight: Hannah Norris (bow), Deborah Worthey (two), Brooke Hepner (three), Laurie Tenenbaum (four), Phoebe Dammersmith (five), Emaleigh White (six), Tara Montgomery (seven), Lauren Allen (stroke), Alyssa Lua (coxswain).
Third Eight (Novice Eight): Malia Metkiff (bow), Hanna Carney (two), Brooke Boron (three), Sophia Holbrook (four), Rebecca Sievers (five), Maia Graham (six), Michaela Setiawan (seven), Erica Ortiz (stroke), Danielle Stancikas (coxswain).