GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Sacramento State's women's varsity eight, second varsity eight, third varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four boats all competed on the first day of the Lake Natoma Rowing Invitational on Saturday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
The two-day, nine-team regatta features a powerhouse lineup that includes four teams ranked among the nation's top crews (#2 Cal, #3 Stanford, #6 Brown, #12 USC) in the latest USRowing/CRCA Coaches top 20 poll. Sacramento State, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Miami and Tulsa round out the field. The Hornets are co-hosting the event with Cal.
All boats were placed into groups, and compete against different teams in each round of racing. There was a morning session, and afternoon session today, and the regatta will conclude tomorrow morning for another session at 8 a.m. Most of the races feature three teams competing against each other.
In today's morning session, Sacramento State's second varsity eight finished second in its race with a time of 6:51.8, trailing Stanford's winning time of 6:32.2, but finishing ahead of Gonzaga (6:55.3).
The Hornets' varsity eight (6:45.4), varsity four (7:41.7) and second varsity four (8:11.9) each finished third in their races. The varsity eight's time trailed Stanford (6:20.6) and Gonzaga (6:43.3).
The afternoon session was highlighted by the Hornets' second varsity four winning the petite final with a time of 7:43.2, easily finishing ahead of Tulsa (7:55.1) and Gonzaga (7:57.5).
The Hornets' varsity eight (6:45.7), second varsity eight (6:50.3) and varsity four (7:58.0) all finished third in their races behind Brown and Notre Dame. The third varsity eight also competed in the afternoon, finishing third with a time of 7:28.7.
Of Sacramento State's nine races today, the Hornets competed against a nationally ranked opponent in eight of those races.
Tomorrow, Sacramento State will race at 8 a.m. (third varsity eight grand final), 8:30 a.m. (varsity four), 9 a.m. (second varsity eight) and 9:30 a.m. (varsity eight). The Hornets will not compete against a nationally ranked opponent in the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four races. Sunday's racing will being at 8 a.m., and conclude at 9:40 a.m.
SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS
VARSITY EIGHT (morning and afternoon)
cox - Angela Fletcher, stroke - Masa Kupresanin, 7 - Mikaela Smyth 6 - Kristin Weinman, 5 -Madison Elsner , 4 - Helena Young, 3 - Estel Boix Noguer, 2 - Bailey Greenslit, b - Ashley Velasquez
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (morning)
cox - Sydney Miller, stroke - Kalei Asam, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Shelby Kolbeck, 5 - Dorian Cox, 4 - Jordan Smith, 3 - Katarina Ciric, 2 - Amber Anderson-Wells, b - Willow Goddard
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (afternoon)
cox - Sydney Miller, stroke - Kalei Asam, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Shelby Kolbeck, 5 - Dorian Cox, 4 - Jordan Smith, 3 - Abigail Morgan, 2 - Susana Contreras, b - Willow Goddard
THIRD VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Zoie Kabir, stroke - Megan Hynes, 7 - Megan Woodside, 6 - Helaina Salas, 5 - Fo'ou Tangi 4 - Jazlynn Salgado, 3 - Erin Chelini, 2 - Taylor Miranda, bow - Yelena Melnik
VARSITY FOUR (morning)
cox - Brianna Reveles, stroke - Susana Contreras, 3 - Abigail Morgan, 2 - Sara Vysotsky, b - Isabel Gray
VARSITY FOUR (afternoon)
cox - Brianna Reveles, stroke - Amber Anderson-Wells, 3 - Kiana Brunberg, 2 - Sara Vysotsky, b - Isabel Gray
SECOND VARSITY FOUR (Morning Heat and Petite Final)
cox - Sarah Logan, stroke - Alana Holt, 3 - Natalie Banford, 2 - Destiny Youn, b - Alexis Aiello
SACRAMENTO STATE RESULTS
1. Stanford - 7:10.2
2. Gonzaga - 7:28.8
3. Sacramento State - 7:41.7
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Stanford - 6:32.2
2. Sacramento State - 6:51.8
3. Gonzaga - 6:55.3
1. Stanford - 6:20.6
2. Gonzaga - 6:43.3
3. Sacramento State - 6:45.4
SECOND VARSITY FOUR
1. Stanford - 7:18.7
2. Notre Dame - 7:35.1
3. Sacramento State - 8:11.9
THIRD VARSITY EIGHT
1. Notre Dame - 6:58.3
2. Cal - 7:00.4
3. Sacramento State - 7:28.7
1. Brown - 7:21.5
2. Notre Dame - 7:28.7
3. Sacramento State - 7:58.0
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Brown - 6:33.8
2. Notre Dame - 6:41.6
3. Sacramento State - 6:50.3
1. Brown - 6:26.0
2. Notre Dame - 6:31.0
3. Sacramento State - 6:45.7
SECOND VARSITY FOUR PETITE FINAL
1. Sacramento State - 7:43.2
2. Tulsa - 7:55.1
3. Gonzaga - 7:57.5