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ROWING KICKS OFF FALL SEASON AT THE HEAD OF THE AMERICAN

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Sacramento State women's rowing team took home three eighth place finishes in its three events during the Head of the American Saturday morning on Lake Natoma.

Today marked the first of two fall regattas the Hornets will compete, including next weekend's Newport Rowing Festival in Newport Beach, Calif.

Today's racing took place over a three-mile course with a time trial start format. Sacramento State competed two boats in the novice collegiate eight event (16-boat field), four boats in the collegiate pair (22-boat field) and three more entries in the collegiate four (24-boat field). Junior Sarah Pivonka was also the lone entry in the women's lightweight collegiate single event, posting a time of 24:25.0.

In the novice collegiate eight, Sacramento State's A boat raced to an eighth-place time of 21:22.9, and the team's B boat finished ninth with a time of 21:44.7. The top three finishers in the race were Stanford (18:09.5), Cal B (19:00.3) and Cal A (19:00.4).

In the collegiate pair, boats from USC and Cal made up the top seven places, followed by Sacramento State A boat's eighth place time of 21:14.1. Hornet boats also placed 11th (B boat went 21:27.8), 14th (D boat went 21:47.4) and 15th (C boat went 21:59.3).

In the collegiate four, the Hornets' A boat (20:41.1), B boat (21:26.0) and C boat (22:38.0) finished eighth, 13th and 17th, respectively. USC A, Stanford B, Cal B, Saint Mary's A, USC B, USC C and Cal A took up the top seven spots in the race, respectively.

Complete results from every race during the day can be accessed by clicking on the link above the story.

Sacramento State wraps up its fall portion of the schedule on Sunday, Nov. 7, when the team travels to Newport Beach, Calif., to take part in the Newport Rowing Festival.

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE PAIRS

A: Emily Airoldi and Sarah Pivonka
B: Joanne Stacy and Pam Kline
C: Caitlin Brennan and Tess Heidig
D: Stephanie Thomas and Rebecca Woolston

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE FOURS
A: c - Jessa Carlson, s - Sadeeka Dosu, 3 - Elizabeth Danielson, 2 - Madeleine Folco, b - Ana Fletcher
B: c - Shelley Zakskorn, s - Melissa Latimer, 3 - Catherine Smith, 2 - Antonia Dendrinos, b - Noelle Giddens
C: c - Kristin Pries, s - Ashley Sams, 3 - Jessica Khalil, 2 - Abigail Macaraig, b - Jennifer Decicio

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE NOVICE EIGHT

A: c - Sarah Jones, s - Alexus Higa, 7 - Malissa Broughton, 6 - Julia Lathrop, 5 - Morgan Stewart, 4 - Alyssa Padberg, 3 - Courtney Warner, 2 - Alexis Rockefeller, b - Clara Mello
B: c - Alyssa Reyna, s - Ashley Ferko, 7 - Ildelisa Mora, 6 - Allie Ruettgers, 5 - Jessica Smith, 4 - Erika Busch, 3 - Karoline Sly, 2 - Brooke Rockefeller, b - Jessica Roi

LIGHTWEIGHT SINGLE
Sarah Pivonka

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