ROWING KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON AT THE HEAD OF THE AMERICAN

ROWING KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON AT THE HEAD OF THE AMERICAN

Head of the American results

GOLD RIVER, Calif. --- Highlighted by the Hornets' novice eight placing second in its event, the Sacramento State women's rowing squad began the fall season on Saturday at the Head of the American on Lake Natoma. Today marked the first of two fall regattas as the Hornets return to the water in two weeks for the Head of the Lagoon in Foster City on Nov. 10.
 
Saturday's racing took place on a three-mile course with a time trial start format. Sacramento State competed two entries in the novice eight (7-boat field), two more entries in the collegiate eight (20-boat field), one in the collegiate four (20-boat field) and six pairs (25-boat field).

The Hornets' A entry in the novice eight race completed the three-mile course with a time of 20:48.4, trailing only first-place Cal. Sacramento State boats took up two of the top three spots as the team's B boat finished third with a time of 22:44.7. Saint Mary's finished fourth with a time of 23:06.2 to round out the top four in the seven-boat field.

In the Collegiate Eight, Sacramento State's A boat (18:45.7) and B boat (18:56.5) finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in the 20-boat field. Seven of the nine boats that finished ahead of the Hornets' entries were crews from Pac-12 Conference schools.

In the Collegiate Four, Sacramento State's fifth place time of 21:23.6 was faster than 15 other entries. The Hornets finished behind Oregon State (20:00.7), Stanford Lightweights (20:07.9), and two San Diego boats in third (20:17.8) and fourth (20:50.7).

The highest placing Hornet pair finished 10th out of 25 schools as the combination of Masa Kupresanin and Estel Boix Noguer finished with a time of 20:36.6. The nine entries that finished ahead of Sacramento State were pairs from Cal or Washington.

Results from every race of the day can be found by clicking here or via the link above the story. Sacramento State's lineups are below.

After the Head of the Lagoon in two weeks, the Hornets do not compete again until they host the Sacramento State Invitational on Lake Natoma on March 9. A total of seven schools will be competing at the event.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

COLLEGIATE EIGHT A
cox - Sydney Miller. stroke - Estel Boix Noguer, 7 - Masa Kupresanin, 6 - Madison Elsner, 5 - Kristin Weinman, 4 - Mikaela Smyth, 3 - Jordan Smith, 2 - Dorian Cox, bow - Bailey Greenslit

COLLEGIATE EIGHT B
cox - Angela Fletcher, stroke - Helena Young, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Shelby Kolbeck, 5 - Elle Biczo, 4 - Susana Contreras, 3 - Katarina Ciric, 2 - Amber Anderson-Wells, bow - Ashley Velasquez

COLLEGIATE FOUR
cox - Sydney Miller, stroke - Kalei Asam, 3 - Willow Goddard, 2 - Destiny Youn, bow - Alexis Aiello

NOVICE EIGHT A
cox - Sarah Logan, stroke - Megan Hynes, 7 - Taylor Miranda, 6 - Megan Woodside, 5 - Erin Chelini, 4 - Sara Vysotsky, 3 - Natalie Banford, 2 - Helaina Salas, bow - Kiana Brunberg

NOVICE EIGHT B
cox - Zoe Kabir, stroke - Dianna Akesh, 7 - Yelena Melnik, 6 - Hana Ye, 5 - Ryan Shaw, 4 - Brianna Harris, 3 - Jalen Rodgers, 2 - Jazlynn Salgado, bow - Jala Rodgers

PAIRS
A: Estel Boix Noguer and Masa Kupresanin
B: Madison Elsner an Bailey Greenslit
C: Kristin Weinman and Mikaela Smyth
D: Jordan Smith and Dorian Cox
E: Susana Contreras and Katarina Ciric
F: Amber Anderson-Wells and Kelsey Rogers