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Rowing Kicks off Fall Season at the Head of the American

Rowing Kicks off Fall Season at the Head of the American

GOLD RIVER, Calif. ­-- The Sacramento State women's rowing squad competed in three races on Saturday, highlighted by a fifth place finish in the collegiate novice eight, at the Head of the American Saturday at Lake Natoma.

Saturday marked the first of two fall regattas as the Hornets return to the water in two weeks at the Head of the Lagoon in Foster City on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Saturday's racing took place over a three-mile course with a time trial start format. Sacramento State competed four boats in the collegiate novice eight event (14-boat field), three boats in the collegiate pair (25-boat field) and three more entries in the collegiate four (19-boat field).

In the collegiate novice eight, Sacramento State's B boat raced to a fifth place time of 21:08.6, the A boat finished sixth with a time of 21:44.2, the C boat was 11th at 22:51.6 and the D boat 14th with a time of 26:37.2. The top three finishers in the race were Stanford (18:19.4), USC (19:14.1) and Cal A (19:27.4).

In the collegiate four, the Hornets' B, A and C entries finished 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively. The B boat posted a time of 20:41.7, followed by the A entry (20:45.5) and the C boat (21:31.1).

In the collegiate pair, boats from Stanford, USC and Washington made up the top 11 places, and the Hornets' A boat finished 18th with a time of 21:46.1, the C boat 21st at 22:26.8 and the B entry finished 22nd at 22:36.7.

All of the results from Sacramento State's races today can be accessed by clicking here, or on the link above the story.

After the Head of the Lagoon, the Hornets do not compete again until they scrimmage Cal on March 2, and open the spring season on March 16 at the Sacramento State Invitational.


A: Michelle Evers and Nneka Anyanwu
B: Kloey Glass and Erika Busch
C: Antonia Dendrinos and Ana Fletcher

A: c - Shelley Zakskorn, s - Kim Gross, 3 - Jessica Smith, 2 - Alyssa Padberg, b - Karoline Sly
B: c - Socheata Guimond, s - Carly Hartman, 3 - Rosie Kloh, 2 - Maggie Dorokin, b - Katie Koehler
C: c - Maggie Liss, s - Tawnya Curfman, 3 - Desiree Drab Munoz, 2 - Yesenia Miranda, b - Elizabeth Schneider

A: c - Jennifer Shepherd, s - Dani Reynolds, 7 - Angela Alftin, 6 - Zully Cruz, 5 - Danielle Stout, 4 - Lindsey Smith, 3 - Kayley Rasmussen, 2 - Ashley Sly, b - Jennie Morgan
B: c - Ashley Lopez, s - Courtney Owen, 7 - Brianna Shier, 6 - Jacque Hawkins, 5 - Gabrielle Sandate, 4 - Callie Senna, 3 - Vanessa Verdugo, 2 - Sandra Freeman, b - Nika Szyrnynski
C: c - Alina Ibarra, s - Kaitlyn Blackwell, 7 - Jessica Martinez, 6 - Mallory Bechler, 5 - Nicole Maduri, 4 - Alexis Ford-Beckham, 3 - Samantha Maddox, 2 - Emily Barentson, b - Laurelle Bautista
D: c - Rian Edington, s - Marissa Robinson, 7 - Gianna Conn, 6 - Savannah Swain, 5 - Iliana Vera, 4 - Marie Pellegrini, 3 - Nicole Ponce, 2 - Natalia Viglienzone, b - Megan McEntee