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April 17, 2011

ROWING CONCLUDES LAKE NATOMA INVITATIONAL

Sunday's Results/Final Standings - pdf

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Sacramento State's varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four each competed during the second and final day of the third-annual Lake Natoma Invitational Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

The two-day, nine-team regatta featured a powerhouse lineup that included four nationally ranked teams. Among those schools competing were fourth-ranked Cal, fifth-ranked Stanford, sixth-ranked Brown and ninth-ranked Wisconsin. In addition, three other teams are receiving votes, but not ranked in the top 20 comprised of Tennessee, Oregon State and Notre Dame. Central Florida and Sacramento State rounded out the regatta field of teams. Sacramento State co-hosted the regatta with Cal.

Each of the nine teams were slotted into groups today based on yesterday's heat performances. Cal, Stanford and Brown were put into Group A, Tennesse, Notre Dame and Wisconsin were slotted into Group B, and Sacramento State, Oregon State and Central Florida were put into Group C.

Each school was given the opportunity to compete in four different race categories during the two-day event comprised of the varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four.

Stanford finished first in the varsity eight and second varsity eight grand finals, fourth in the novice eight and second in the varsity four to claim its first Lake Natoma Invitational championship. In the varsity eight grand final, Stanford's time of 6:21.40 was nearly five seconds faster than Cal (6:26.05) and nearly eight seconds better than Brown (6:29.14).

Trailing Stanford in the final points standings were Cal, Brown, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Oregon State, Central Florida and Sacramento State, respectively.

Sacramento State's varsity eight posted a time of 6:50.16 in the third-level final, but that time trailed Central Forida (6:41.80) and Oregon State (6:45.16).

The Hornets' second varsity eight (6:57.48) and varsity four (7:27.10) finished second in the Group C races, while the team's novice eight (7:25.53) finished third in the petite final.

Complete results and standings can be found by clicking on the link above the story.

Sacramento State returns to the water on Saturday, April 23, when the team hosts UC Davis.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

VARSITY EIGHT

c - Jessa Carlson, s - Emily Airoldi, 7 - Sarah Pivonka, 6 - Madeleine Folco, 5 - Julia Lathrop, 4 - Caitlin Brennan, 3 - Joanne Stacy, 2 - Antonia Dendrinos, b - Sadeeka Dosu

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT

c - Shelley Zakskorn, s - Pam Kline, 7 - Melissa Latimer, 6 - Elizabeth Danielson, 5 - Alexus Higa, 4 - Adrian Sperry, 3 - Stephanie Thomas, 2 - Ana Fletcher, b - Rebecca Woolston

NOVICE EIGHT

c - Alyssa Reyna, s - Ashley Ferko, 7 - Karoline Sly, 6 - Morgan Stewart, 5 - Jessica Smith, 4 - Erika Busch, 3 - Jessica Roi, 2 - Alyssa Padberg, b - Malissa Broughton

VARSITY FOUR
c - Socheata Guimond, s - Morgan Stewart, 3 - Jessica Smith, 2 - Erika Busch, b - Karoline Sly


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