GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Sacramento State posted victories in the varsity eight, novice eight, varsity four and novice four competitions Saturday morning in women's rowing action at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
The Hornets won handily in each race, posting victories of at least 4.6 seconds in all four races. That included the Hornets' varsity eight racing to a time of 6:44.8, more than 13 seconds faster than UC Davis' time of 6:58.1. Sacramento State's second varsity eight also raced in the varsity eight competition and posted a second-place time of 6:53.7.
The victory in the varsity eight allowed Sacramento State to claim its 11th Jean Runyon Cup, a prize both schools have battled for annually since 1997. Sacramento State now owns an 11-4 record against UC Davis over that time. The Aggies' rowing squad had been a varsity sport until last year, and is currently in its first year of club status.
Crews raced in ideal conditions today, battling just a slight breeze. In the novice eight, Sacramento State's time of 7:11.0 was 33 seconds faster than the Aggies' time of 7:44.0. The Hornets' varsity four posted a winning time of 7:45.8, and Sacramento State's lightweight novice four won the novice four competition with a time of 8:13.4.
CURRENT HORNET DUAL RECORDS
Varsity Eight: 8-6
Second Varsity Eight: 6-5
Novice Eight: 8-5
Varsity Four: 7-5
Sacramento State returns to the water next weekend when its hosts the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships on April 30-May 1. The WIRA's serve as Sacramento State's conference championship event, and is the team's biggest regatta of the season in magnitude. The Hornets' varsity eight will look to repeat as conference champions, while Sacramento State will also attempt to win its fourth team title in the last six years.
SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS
c - Jessa Carlson, s - Emily Airoldi, 7 - Sarah Pivonka, 6 - Madeleine Folco, 5 - Julia Lathrop, 4 - Caitlin Brennan, 3 - Sadeeka Dosu 2 - Antonia Dendrinos, b - Rebecca Woolston
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
c - Shelley Zakskorn, s - Adrian Sperry, 7 - Melissa Latimer, 6 - Pam Kline, 5 - Alexus Higa, 4 - Elizabeth Danielson, 3 - Joanne Stacy, 2 - Ana Fletcher, b - Stephanie Thomas
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 A
c - Socheata Guimond, s - Adrian Sperry, 3 - Alexus Higa, 2 - Elizabeth Danielson, b - Melissa Latimer
VARSITY FOUR B
c - Shelley Zakskorn, s - Pam Kline, 3 - Noelle Giddens, 2 - Ana Fletcher, b - Abigail Macaraig
NOVICE LIGHTWEIGHT FOUR
c - Alyssa Reyna, s - Clara Mello, 3 - Charity Oberg, 2 - Meghan Nall, b - Ildelisa Mora
c - Brittney Cracchiolo, s - Allie Ruettgers, 3 - Alexis Rockefeller, 2 - Angela Moss-Burns, b - Jessica Williams
1. Sacramento State V8 6:44.8
2. Sacramento State JV8 6:53.7
3. UC Davis V8 6:58.1
4. UC Davis JV8 7:29.8
1. Sacramento State 7:11.0
2. UC Davis 7:44.0
1. Sacramento State A 7:45.8
2. UC Davis 7:50.4
3. Sacramento State B 7:53.2
1. Sacramento State LT4 8:13.4
2. UC Davis 8:26.7
3. Sacramento State 8:29.5