NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The Sacramento State women's rowing team placed fifth out of 14 entries in the Women's Novice Eight Final at the 23rd-annual Newport Autumn Rowing Festival Sunday afternoon at the Newport Aquatic Center.
The Hornets only competed a novice eight in this year's regatta. Sacramento State's novice finished the 2.7-mile course (4,400 meters) with a fifth-place time of 17:13.89, one spot ahead of Stanford's novice crew (17:23.72). The top four places were secured by UCLA (16:28.89), USC (16:45.06), San Diego (16:48.86) and San Diego State (17:05.37).
The Newport Autumn Rowing Festival marks the second and final regatta of the fall season for Sacramento State. After a scrimmage against Cal on Feb. 26, the Hornets open the spring season on March 12 when the team hosts the Sacramento State Invitational on Lake Natoma.
c - Alyssa Reyna, s - Antonia Dendrinos, 7 - Alexus Higa, 6 - Allie Ruettgers, 5 - Julia Lathrop, 4 - Morgan Stewart, 3 - Karoline Sly, 2 - Alyssa Padberg, b - Jessica Roi
SACRAMENTO STATE'S RESULTS
Women's Frosh / Novice Eight Final
1. UCLA 16:28.89
2. USC 16:45.06
3. San Diego A 16:48.86
4. San Diego State A 17:05.37
5. Sacramento State 17:13.89
6. Stanford 17:23.72
7. San Diego B 18:40.78
8. Orange Coast College A 18:50.41
9. San Diego State B 18:50.73
10. San Diego State C 18:52.28
11. Orange Coast College B 20:54.17
12. Pacific 21:25.30
13. Chapman 22:13.23
San Diego C Scratch