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ROWING WINS FIVE OF SIX RACES IN THE SEASON-OPENING SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL

ROWING WINS FIVE OF SIX RACES IN THE SEASON-OPENING SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- The Hornets' varsity eight, second varsity eight, third varsity eight, second varsity four and novice four each placed first in their respective races at the season-opening Sacramento State Rowing Invitational on Saturday morning at Lake Natoma.

With crosswinds ranging from 5-13 miles per hour, and rowing with a current of 16,000 CFS, there were some fast times during the regatta. That included a 6:17.6 from the Hornets' varsity eight, and a 6:28.5 from the second varsity eight.

The Sacramento State Invitational was comprised of crews from Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, Portland, UC San Diego, Humboldt State, Orange Coast College and Mills College. The regatta consisted of six races, and each of those races had between five and seven entries.

Each of Sacramento State's five first-place times came by at least seven seconds. The only race the Hornets failed to finish first was the varsity four event where the team placed second.

Sacramento State's varsity eight raced to an extremely fast time of 6:17.6, finishing ahead of Portland (6:24.8) and Humboldt State (6:29.9) to round out the top three in the seven-boat field. In a boat that consisted of just two seniors to go along with four juniors, two sophomores and a freshman, the Hornets' time was the second fastest in school history, slightly less than the school record of 6:15.0, set on March 15, 2016, on Lake Natoma.

The Hornet second varsity eight's time of 6:28.5 was over 12 seconds faster than Saint Mary's second place time of 6:41.2. Portland finished third with a 6:43.0, followed by Humboldt State (6:55.7) and UC San Diego (7:02.5).

The Hornets' third varsity eight posted a winning time of 6:54.0, which was over 17 seconds faster than second-place UC San Diego, and the Sacramento State second varsity four placed first with a time of 7:48.3, 10 second faster than the next closest competitor. Rounding out the Hornet first place finishes was the novice four's time of 7:49.5, which was well in front of Humboldt State's second place time of 8:11.8

Sacramento State's varsity four finished second with a time of 7:40.0 in the six-boat field, trailing Portland's winning time of 7:33.5.

Sacramento State will race again next Saturday when it hosts the Hornet Invitational, which will also include crews from San Diego State, Kansas State and Saint Mary's.

Complete results from each race and Sacramento State's lineups can be found below.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Angela Fletcher, stroke - Masa Kupresanin, 7 - Madison Elsner, 6 - Kristin Weinman, 5 - Estel Boix Noguer, 4 - Bailey Greenslit, 3 - Mikaela Smyth, 2 - Jordan Smith, b - Ashley Velasquez

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Sydney Miller, stroke - Helena Young, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Kalei Asam, 5 - Abigail Morgan, 4 - Amber Anderson-Wells, 3 - Dorian Cox, 2 - Shelby Kolbeck, b - Willow Goddard

THIRD VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Sarah Logan, stroke - Helaina Salas, 7 - Megan Woodside, 6 - Jazlynn Salgado, 5 - Fo'ou Tangi, 4 - Taylor Miranda, 3 - Natalie Banford, 2 - Megan Hynes, b - Isabel Gray

NOVICE EIGHT
cox - Zoie Kabir, stroke - Hana Ye, 7 - Erin Chelini, 6 - Dianna Akesh, 5 - Ryan Shaw, 4 - Brianna Harris, 3 - Gabriela Martinez, 2 - Alexandra Gutierrez, bow - Yelena Melnik

VARSITY FOUR
cox - Brianna Reveles, stroke - Katarina Ciric, 3 - Alana Holt, 2 - Sara Vysotsky, b - Kiana Brunberg

SECOND VARSITY FOUR
cox - Sydney Miller, stroke - Megan Hynes, 3 - Isabel Gray, 2 - Destiny Youn, b - Alexis Aiello

NOVICE FOUR
cox - Zoie Kabir, stroke - Helaina Salas, 3 - Natalie Banford, 2 - Taylor Miranda, b - Erin Chelini

RACE RESULTS

VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State  6:17.6
2. Portland  6:24.8
3. Humboldt State  6:29.9
4. Saint Mary's  6:30.1
5. UC San Diego  6:31.7
6. Orange Coast College  7:15.5
7. Mills College  7:38.7

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State  6:28.5
2. Saint Mary's  6:41.2
3. Portland  6:43.0
4. Humboldt State  6:55.7
5. UC San Diego  7:02.5

THIRD VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State  6:54.0
2. UC San Diego  7:13.8
3. Humboldt State  7:19.6
4. Orange Coast College  7:44.1
5. Sacramento State N8  7:47.2

VARSITY FOUR
1. Portland  7:33.5
2. Sacramento State  7:40.0
3. UC San Diego  7:46.1
4. Humboldt State  7:53.4
5. Mills College  8:19.0
6. Saint Mary's  8:21.6

SECOND VARSITY FOUR
1. Sacramento State  7:48.3
2. UC San Diego  7:58.3
3. Humboldt State  8:13.8
4. Portland  8:14.3
5. UC San Diego B  8:18.1

NOVICE FOUR
1. Sacramento State  7:49.5
2. Humboldt State  8:11.8
3. UC San Diego  8:24.8
4. Saint Mary's  8:41.5
5. Mills College B  9:06.5
6. Mills College  9:09.8