GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Sacramento State's women's varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four each competed today in the first day of the Lake Natoma Rowing Invitational at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
The two-day, nine-team regatta features a powerhouse lineup that includes seven nationally ranked teams. Among those schools competing are eighth-ranked Cal, ninth-ranked Stanford, 10th-ranked Brown, 11th-ranked Wisconsin, 13th-ranked Washington State, 23rd-ranked Texas and 24th-ranked Indiana. Sacramento State and Tulsa round out the field of teams. Sacramento State is co-hosting the event with Cal.
All nine schools competed in a morning and afternoon session today, and were grouped into Sunday's grand finals, petite finals or third-level finals based on today's heats. Nearly every heat during both the morning and afternoon sessions included three boats.
The varsity eight grand final, tomorrow morning's biggest race in magnitude, will take place at 9:50 a.m., and feature Cal, Wisconsin and Stanford.
Sacramento State's varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four will each race in third-level finals tomorrow morning. The Hornets' novice eight will compete Sunday morning at 8:10 a.m., the the team's varsity four will race at 8:30 a.m., the second varsity eight at 9 a.m., and the varsity eight at 9:30 a.m. The Hornets' novice eight will compete in the petite final against Texas, Stanford and Cal. All the other finals for Sacramento State are third-level finals, including the Hornets' varsity eight taking on Indiana and Tulsa.
Sacramento State's varsity eight posted times of 7:03.5 in the morning, and 7:00.0 in the afternoon, but both times were only good enough for third place in the three-team field. The Hornets' second varsity eight posted times of 7:15.7 and 7:16.1, good for third place in both heats. The Hornets' novice eight finished fourth in its lone race with a time of 7:31.1, while the varsity four posted third-place times of 8:07.10 in the morning and 8:09.6 in the afternoon.
Results from both the morning and afternoon sessions today, as well as Sunday's schedule can be found by clicking on the link above the story.
SACRAMENTO STATE'S LINEUPS FOR MORNING AND AFTERNOON RACES
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
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
Cox – Socheata Guimond, stroke - Pam Kline, 7 - Alexandra Santella, 6 - Alyssa Padberg, 5 - Alexus Higa, 4 - Caitlin Brennan, 3 - Tess Heidig, 2 - Hannah Silberberg, bow - Sadeeka Dosu
Cox - Maggie Liss, stroke – Carly Hartman, 7 – Tawnya Curfman, 6 – Kim Gross, 5 – Katie Koehler, 4 – Rosie Kloh, 3 – Andrea Mueller, 2 – Desiree Drab Munoz, bow – Whitney Dellafosse
Cox – Alyssa Reyna, stroke - Ashley Ferko, 3 - Noelle Giddens, 2 - Yesenia Miranda, bow - Charity Oberg