ROWINGâ€™S VARSITY EIGHT ADVANCES TO SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC CAL CUP FINAL
SAN DIEGO – The Sacramento State women’s varsity eight posted the third-fastest time in any of the three heats on the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic Saturday morning at Crown Point Shores Park in Mission Bay.
The Hornets’ varsity eight will now advance to tomorrow’s Cal Cup grand final where the team will face UC Davis, San Diego, San Diego State, Kansas State and SUNY Buffalo at 10:30 a.m. The Hornets, who did not compete in the San Diego Crew Classic last year, placed fourth in the 2006 Cal Cup grand final and third in 2005. The team will seek its first Cal Cup championship since 2000.
The Hornets won their heat with a time of 6:43.00, followed by SUNY Buffalo (6:44.07), Loyola Marymount (6:52.37), Santa Clara (6:53.37), UC Irvine (7:02.25), Colorado (7:06.03) and Texas’ club team (7:22.18). The top two teams in each of the three varsity eight heats advanced to the grand final, the third and fourth place teams advanced to the petite final. The remaining boats advanced to the third final.
The time of 6:43.00 was the third fastest of any of the three heats, trailing UC Davis’ time of 6:33.56 and San Diego's time of 6:34.91 in the first heat.
Sacramento State’s second varsity eight and novice eight also competed in today’s competition. The second varsity eight finished with a time of 7:04.75 over 2,000 meters, but did not advance to either the petite or grand final events. The team’s novice eight posted a time of 7:29.82, and also did not qualify for the grand or petite finals.
Sacramento State’s lineups and results are listed below the story. Complete results can be accessed by clicking on the link above the story.
VARSITY EIGHT: Erin DeGoede at coxswain, Dani Thole at stroke, Meghyn Cox at seven, Aimee Chenard at six, Krista Hill at five, Holly Hopkins at four, Michelle McMullen at three, Ashley Loucks at two and Kellie Cook at bow.
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT: Teresa Seich at coxswain, Anne Morrison at stroke, Ruthie Van Esso at seven, Lenore Meehan at six, Sherry Payne at five, Alicia Tarkenton at four, Megan Riggs at three, Nicole Cavanagh at two and Tori Jackson at bow.
NOVICE EIGHT: Abigail Macaraig at coxswain, Madeleine Folco at stroke, Angela Stassi at seven, Rebecca Woolston at six, Elizabeth Danielson at five, Elyssa Cross at four, Joanne Stacy at three, Stephanie Hansen at two and Sarah Slagle at bow.
SACRAMENTO STATE’S RESULTS
Women’s Cal Cup, Heat 3 (Varsity Eight)
1. Sacramento State 6:43.00
2. SUNY Buffalo 6:44.07
3. Loyola Marymount 6:52.37
4. Santa Clara 6:53.37
5. UC Irvine 7:02.25
6. Colorado 7:06.03
7. Texas Club 7:22.18
Women’s JV, Heat 1 (Second Varsity Eight)
1. USC 6:40.40
2. Washington State 6:43.18
3. Clemson 6:47.95
4. Louisville 6:50.96
5. Kansas State 6:52.03
6. San Diego 7:01.76
7. Sacramento state 7:04.75
Women’s Collegiate Novice, Heat 3 (Novice Eight)
1. Washington 7:04.60
2. San Diego State 7:06.85
3. Clemson 7:10.69
4. St. Joseph’s 7:14.47
5. UCLA 7:22.38
6. Sacramento State 7:29.82