The victory in the varsity eight allowed Sacramento State to claim its 12th Jean Runyon Cup, a prize both schools have battled for annually since 1997. Sacramento State now owns a 12-4 record against UC Davis over that time. The Aggies' rowing squad had been a varsity sport until 2010, and is currently in its second year of club status.
In the varsity eight, Sacramento State's 2,000-meter time of 6:50.48 was nearly three seconds faster than UC Davis' time of 6:53.42. The Aggies did not compete a second varsity eight, so the Hornets' JV8 made its entry in the novice eight competition, and won that race handily with a time of 7:07.79, followed by the Hornets' novice eight (7:16.01), UC Davis A (7:21.68) and UC Davis B (8:05.09).
The Hornets' varsity four's time of 7:55.66 was more than 11 seconds faster than the Aggies' time of 8:07.36.
Complete results from each of the four races today can be found below.
Sacramento State returns to the water next weekend when its hosts the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships on April 28-29. 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 will attempt to win their fourth team title in the last seven years.
SACRAMENTO STATE'S LINEUPS
Cox – Shelley Zakskorn, stroke – Sarah Pivonka, 7 – Erika Busch, 6 – Nneka Anyanwu, 5 – Caitlin Brennan, 4 – Jessica Smith, 3 – Antonia Dendrinos, 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 - Michelle Evers, 3 - Tess Heidig, 2 - Hannah Silberberg, bow - Sadeeka Dosu
Cox - Maggie Liss, stroke – Whitney Dellafosse, 7 – Kim Gross, 6 – Katie Koehler, 5 – Rosie Kloh, 4 – Andrea Mueller, 3 – Kimberly Gollmyer, 2 – Tawnya Curfman, bow – Carly Hartman
Cox – Alyssa Reyna, stroke - Ashley Ferko, 3 - Noelle Giddens, 2 - Yesenia Miranda, bow - Charity Oberg
NOVICE FOUR A
c - Elizabeth Schneider, s - Desiree Drab Munoz, 3 - Emilie Williams, 2 - Xochitl Capaul, b - Alexis Clarke-Steele
NOVICE FOUR B
c - Maggie Liss, s - Carly Hartman, 3 - Katie Koehler, 2 - Sarah Komnick, b - Alyssa Williams
1. Sacramento State 6:50.48
2. UC Davis 6:53.42
1. Sacramento State JV8 7:07.79
2. Sacramento State N8 7:16.01
3. UC Davis A 7:21.68
4. UC Davis B 8:05.09
1. Sacramento State 7:55.66
2. UC Davis 8:07.36
1. UC Davis 8:09.34
2. Sacramento State B 8:27.03
3. Sacramento State A 8:33.78