ROWING SPLITS FOUR RACES WITH SAN DIEGO STATE
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Sacramento State and San Diego State split four races in women’s rowing action Saturday morning on Lake Natoma. San Diego State was victorious in the varsity eight and novice eight races, while the Hornets won the second varsity eight and varsity four competitions.
The Hornets’ top boat (varsity eight) lost for just the second time in dual meet action spanning the last five years. The loss dropped the team’s varsity eight to 35-2 since the beginning of the 2004 spring season. Sacramento State’s time of 6:53.7 over 2,000 meters was 4.7 seconds slower than San Diego State’s winning time of 6:49.0.
Sacramento State’s second varsity eight improved its duals record this season to 5-0 after posting a winning time of 7:04.2, followed by San Diego State (7:11.1). In the novice eight competition, San Diego State A raced to a winning time of 7:20.7, followed by San Diego State B (7:27.2) and Sacramento State (7:30.6). The Hornets’ novice eight dropped to 4-1 in duals this season with the loss.
In the varsity four, Sacramento State’s A boat won easily with a time of 7:56.9, followed by San Diego State (8:04.0) and Sacramento State B (8:30.4).
"I was pleased with our second varsity eight boat, but the varsity eight was not aggressive enough despite a couple lineup changes," Sacramento State head coach Mike Connors said. "We were also pretty sloppy with our technique and need to clean that up if we want to have a good showing in San Diego next weekend."
Sacramento State returns to the water next weekend (Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6) when the team competes in the San Diego Crew Classic.
Complete Sacramento State results and lineups can be found below.
VARSITY EIGHT: Teresa Seich at coxswain, Holly Hopkins at stroke, Kellie Cook at seven, Aimee Chenard at six, Michelle McMullen at five, Ashley Loucks at four, Krista Hill at three, Lenore Meehan at two and Ruthie Van Esso at bow.
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT: Erin DeGoede at coxswain, Dani Thole at stroke, Meghyn Cox at seven, Anne Morrison at six, Sandra Miller at five, Alicia Tarkenton at four, Megan Riggs at three, Nicole Cavanagh at two and Tori Jackson at bow.
NOVICE EIGHT: Abigail Macaraig at coxswain, Sarah Slagle at stroke, Madeleine Folco at seven, Elizabeth Danielson at six, Rebecca Woolston at five, Joanne Stacy at four, Elyssa Cross at three, Angela Stassi at two and Stephanie Hansen at bow.
VARSITY FOUR (A): DeGoede at coxswain, Chenard at stroke, Cook at three, Loucks at two and McMullen at bow.
VARSITY FOUR (B): Seich at coxswain, Thole at stroke, Sherry Payne at three, Jenna Tofanelli at two and Marlatt at bow.
SACRAMENTO STATE’S RESULTS
1. San Diego State 6:49.0
2. Sacramento State 6:53.7
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State 7:04.2
2. San Diego State 7:11.1
1. San Diego State A 7:20.7
2. San Diego State B 7:27.2
3. Sacramento State 7:30.6
1. Sacramento State A 7:56.9
2. San Diego State 8:04.0
3. Sacramento State B 8:30.4