WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State rowing squad won all three of its races against UC Davis Saturday morning at the Port of West Sacramento, winning by open water in the varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four events.
The victory in the varsity eight allowed Sacramento State to claim its 16th Jean Runyon Cup, a prize both schools have battled for annually since 1997. The Hornets now own a 16-4 record against UC Davis over that span. The Aggies' rowing squad had been a varsity sport until 2010, and is currently its eighth year of club status. The Hornets and Aggies were racing in great conditions the majority of the morning as the Varsity Eight was raced in minimal wind while the fours dealt with 3-5 mile per hour crosswinds.
In the varsity eight race, Sacramento State's 2,000-meter winning time of 6:40.9 was nearly 45 seconds faster than UC Davis' time of 7:25.6. The Hornets' second varsity eight also competed in the V8 race, and their time of 6:52.0 was over 33 seconds quicker than UC Davis' time.
Sacramento State's varsity four also raced to an open-water winning time of 7:35.6, while UC Davis was well behind at 8:04.6. In the second varsity four race, the Hornets' winning time of 8:04.7 was well ahead of the Aggies' time of 8:23.5. Sacramento State's third varsity four also competed in the race, posting a time of 8:30.0
Today marked the final regular season races for Sacramento State as the team will compete in the American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, May 12, in New Jersey.
SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS
cox - Cassidy Bouchard, stroke - Masa Kupresanin, 7 - Estel Boix Noguer, 6 - Madison Elsner, 5 - Mikaela Smyth, 4 - Elena Galvez, 3 - Elizabeth Ditoiu, 2 - Abigail Morgan, b - Bailey Greenslit
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Stuti Desai, stroke - Helena Young, 7 - Lexi Haynes, 6 - Kristin Weinman 5 - Kelsey Rogers, 4 - Kaylee Goff, 3 - Elle Biczo, 2 - Susana Contreras, b - Vjollca Rexhepi
cox - Brianna Reveles, stroke - Kalei Asam, 3 - Dorian Cox, 2 - Amber Anderson-Wells, b - Ashley Velasquez
SECOND VARSITY FOUR
cox - Anneliese Solberg, stroke - Leemari Perez, 3 - Destiny Youn, 2 - Shelby Kolbeck, b - Alexis Aiello
THIRD VARSITY FOUR
cox - Angela Fletcher, stroke - Nadia Noguera, 3 - Alana Holt, 2 - Sarai Bustos, b - Gabrielle Niko
1. Sacramento State V8 - 6:40.9
2. Sacramento State 2V8 - 6:52.0
3. UC Davis V8 - 7:25.6
1. Sacramento State - 7:35.6
2. UC Davis - 8:04.6
Second Varsity Four
1. Sacramento State 2V4 - 8:04.7
2. UC Davis 2V4 - 8:23.5
3. Sacramento State 3V4 - 8:30.0
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