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ROWING’S VARSITY EIGHT FINISHES FOURTH IN SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC PETITE FINAL

SAN DIEGO – The Sacramento State women's varsity eight placed fourth in the San Diego Crew Classic's women's collegiate varsity petite final Sunday morning at Crown Point Shores Park in Mission Bay.

Sacramento State placed third in its heat yesterday to advance to the petite final, and was slotted into the third lane of this morning's race.

Grand Valley's 2,000-meter time of 7:41.74 was the fastest among the petite final's field, followed by Saint Mary's (7:46.08), Gonzaga (7:47.54), Sacramento State (7:48.23), Kansas State (7:51.29) and Western Washington (7:56.73).

The Hornets' varsity eight was the program's only boat to compete today. Sacramento State competed in four different races as the second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four all concluded their racing yesterday. The team's novice eight finished seventh in its petite final, the varsity four was sixth in its third-level final, and the second varsity eight did not qualify for a final.

Sacramento State is idle next week, and returns to the water to host the Lake Natoma Invitational on April 14-15. Sacramento State will be competing amongst a star-studded field of crews that includes Cal, Stanford, Washington State, Indiana, Texas, Brown, Wisconsin and Tulsa. Seven of those crews are currently ranked in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, including fourth-ranked Cal, fifth-ranked Stanford, sixth-ranked Brown, 10th-ranked Wisconsin, 15th-ranked Washington State, 17th-ranked Texas and 24th-ranked Indiana. Sacramento State and Tulsa are the only crews competing at the event not ranked in the top 25.

SACRAMENTO STATE'S LINEUP


VARSITY EIGHT

Cox – Shelley Zakskorn, stroke – Sarah Pivonka, 7 – Antonia Dendrinos, 6 – Nneka Anyanwu, 5 – Michelle Evers, 4 – Jessica Smith, 3 – Erika Busch, 2 – Kloey Glass, bow – Karoline Sly

SACRAMENTO STATE'S RESULTS

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE VARSITY PETITE FINAL

1. Grand Valley  7:41.74
2. Saint Mary's  7:46.08
3. Gonzaga  7:47.54
4. Sacramento State  7:48.23
5. Kansas State  7:51.29
6. Western Washington  7:56.73

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