ROWINGâ€™S TOP TWO BOATS SHINE IN VICTORY OVER SAN DIEGO STATE
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Sacramento State’s varsity eight and second varsity eight both posted sub 6:52 times over 2,000 meters on the way to victories over San Diego State Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma.
The Hornets’ top boat (varsity eight) finished with a season-best time of 6:47.7, followed by San Diego State’s time of 6:53.3. Sacramento State improved its dual-meet record this season to 8-0, and extended its winning streak to 30 consecutive duals dating back to 2003.
The second varsity eight also posted its fastest time of the season with a 6:51.6, followed by San Diego State (6:52.0) and Sacramento State’s B boat (7:14.8). The Hornets’ JV8 improved to 4-0 in duals this year and 14-1 dating back to 2004.
The Hornet’s novice eight boat’s winning streak was snapped at 24 straight, as San Diego State crossed the finish line first with a winning time of 7:08.8, followed by the Hornets (7:14.8). Sacramento State’s novice eight hadn’t lost since 2004 prior to today.
Sacramento State also won the varsity four competition with a time of 7:51.7, followed by San Diego State (7:57.5) and Sacramento State B (8:01.9).
In the novice four competition, San Diego State’s A boat won with a time of 8:14.5, followed by Sacramento State (8:31.4) and San Diego State B (8:41.2).
The Hornets do not compete again until Saturday, April 7, when the team hosts UC Davis. Sacramento has defeated UC Davis for the Jean Runyon Cup each of the last eight years.
Sacramento State’s lineups were as follows:
VARSITY EIGHT: Ashley Platner at coxswain, Aimee Chenard at stroke, Meghyn Cox at seven, Janine LaCrosse at six, Krista Hill at five, Chelsea Semrau at four, Constance Deslauriers at three, Holly Hopkins at two and Ruthie Van Esso at bow.
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (A): Kelly Major at coxswain, Anne Morrison at stroke, Kellie Cook at seven, Ashley Loucks at six, Michelle McMullen at five, Kristin Carlson at four, Megan Riggs at three, Jenna Duale at two and Justine Fernandez at bow.
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (B): Katie Bossenmaier at coxswain, Nicole Cavanagh at stroke, Catherine Woerner at seven, Alicia Tarkenton at six, Sherry Payne at five, Kyle Johnston at four, Sandra Miller at three, Lenore Meehan at two and Aleisha DeCindis at bow.
NOVICE EIGHT: Erin DeGoede at coxswain, Alyse Marlatt at stroke, Michelle Stern at seven, Victoria Jackson at six, Kayla Wright at five, Natalie Thomas at four, Molly Davis at three, Jenna Tofanelli at two, Kaitlin Schnaars at bow.
VARSITY FOUR (A): Major at coxswain, Dani Thole at stroke, Payne at three, Johnston at two and DeCindis at bow.
VARSITY FOUR (B): Teresa Seich at coxswain, Cavanagh at stroke, Woerner at three, Tarkenton at two and Miller at bow.
1. Sacramento State A 7:51.7
2. San Diego State 7:57.5
3. Sacramento State B 8:01.9
1. Sacramento State 6:47.7
2. San Diego State 6:53.3
1. San Diego State 7:08.8
2. Sacramento State 7:14.8
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State A 6:51.6
2. San Diego State 6:52.0
3. Sacramento State B 7:14.8
1. San Diego State A 8:14.5
2. Sacramento State 8:31.4
3. San Diego State B 8:41.2