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April 13, 2014

ROWING WRAPS UP THE LAKE NATOMA INVITATIONAL

Sunday's Results/Points Standings (pdf)

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Sacramento State's varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four each competed during the second and final day of the sixth-annual Lake Natoma Invitational Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

The two-day, nine-team regatta featured a powerhouse lineup that included six nationally ranked teams, not to mention five of the top nine programs in the nation. Among those schools at the event are top-ranked Cal, No. 4 USC, No. 6 Brown, No. 7 Stanford, No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 20 San Diego. Oklahoma, which is receiving votes in the poll, also competed in the regatta with Sacramento State and Kansas. The Hornets are co-hosting the event with Cal.

Each of the nine teams were slotted into groups today based on yesterday's heat performances. Cal, Brown and USC were put into Group A, Stanford, Notre Dame and San Diego were slotted into Group B, and the Hornets, Oklahoma and Kansas were put into Group C.

Every school was given the opportunity to compete in five different race categories during the two-day event comprised of the varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight, varsity four and second varsity four.

Cal placed first in the varsity eight, novice eight and second varsity four finals while also finishing second in the second varsity eight and varsity four final. Those performances allowed the Golden Bears to claim their fourth Lake Natoma Invitational title (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009). USC won last year and Stanford was victorious in 2011. Trailing Cal in this year's Lake Natoma Invite standings were Brown, Stanford, USC, Notre Dame, San Diego, Oklahoma, Kansas and Sacramento State, respectively.

Today's Hornet varsity eight time of 6:51.2 in the third-level final was just under a second slower than second-place Kansas (6:50.5) and slightly over six seconds slower than first-place Oklahoma (6:45.0). Sacramento State's second varsity eight (7:01.1) also finished third behind Oklahoma's time of 6:54.4 and Kansas' time of 6:57.2.

The Hornets' varsity four finished third in its third-level final with a time of 7:45.8, and in the novice eight petite final, Sacramento State A placed second with a time of 7:16.5, and Sacramento State B placed third at 7:47.4.

Yesterday, Sacramento State's second varsity four finished fourth its heat, and later placed fourth in its petite final.

Complete results of today's racing can be found via Twitter @NatomaInvite. The Hornets' times and lineups are below.

Sacramento State returns to the water when the team hosts the WIRA Championships on April 26-27.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

VARSITY EIGHT
Cox - Jennifer Shepherd, s - Michelle Evers, 7 - Alexandra Santella, 6 - Rosemary Kloh, 5 - Jessica Smith, 4 - Erika Busch, 3 - Hannah Silberberg, 2 - Courtney Owen, b - Kloey Glass

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
Cox - Emily Mauer, s - Antonia Dendrinos, 7 - Danielle Stout, 6 - Kim Gross, 5 - Katie Koehler, 4 - Desiree Drab Munoz, 3 - Nika Szyrynski 2 - Jill Modean, b - Tawnya Curfman

VARSITY FOUR
Cox - Paige Poulin, s - Megan Boggs, 3 - Jasmine Taylor, 2 - Carly Hartman, b - Callie Senna

NOVICE EIGHT A
Cox - Alyssa Wara, s - Gabrielle Luebben, 7 - Sarah Mai, 6 - Natasha Bazzo, 5 - Kayla Harper, 4 - Migle Griskelyte, 3 - Olivia Oydna, 2 - Shannon Rauls, b - Carli Preston

NOVICE EIGHT B
Cox - Melissa Pollard, s - Carissa Macias, 7 - Emily Zimmerman, 6 - Ashley Hubbell, 5 - Cassandra Macias, 4 - Riley Ashen, 3 - Lidiya Badalyan, 2 - Dimari Aldridge, b - Lauren Roecker

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Cal
2. Brown
3. Stanford
4. USC
5. Notre Dame
6. San Diego
7. Oklahoma
8. Kansas
9. Sacramento State

SACRAMENTO STATE RESULTS

NOVICE EIGHT (Petite Final)
1. Cal B  7:08.4
2. Sacramento State A  7:16.5
3. Sacramento State B  7:47.4

VARSITY FOUR (Third Level Final)
1. Kansas  7:35.3
2. Oklahoma  7:41.0
3. Sacramento State  7:45.8

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (Third Level Final)
1. Oklahoma  6:54.4
2. Kansas  6:57.2
3. Sacramento State  7:01.1

VARSITY EIGHT (Third Level Final)
1. Oklahoma  6:45.0
2. Kansas  6:50.5
3. Sacramento State  6:51.2

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