WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento State women''s varsity eight defeated UC Davis by more than seven seconds to claim the Jean Runyon Cup for the sixth-consecutive year Saturday morning at the Port of Sacramento.
The Hornets have now defeated the Aggies in the varsity eight competition seven times since the two teams began racing for the Jean Runyon Cup in 1997. Sacramento State crossed the 2,000-meter finish line with a winning time of 6:54.9, followed by UC Davis (7:02.2).
Sacramento State was also victorious in the second varsity eight competition as the Hornets finished with a time of 7:08.3, followed by UC Davis (7:15.1).
UC Davis'' novice eight (7:12.5) defeated the Hornets (7:18.7) by a little more than six seconds. The Aggies were also victorious in the second novice eight race with a time of 7:37.2, followed by Sacramento State (7:48.2).
In the fifth and final race of the day, Sacramento State "A" was victorious in the varsity four competition with a time of 7:34.6, followed by Sacramento State "B" (7:39.4), UC Davis "A" (7:44.5) and UC Davis "B" (7:49.6).
The Hornets will take the next two weeks off before returning to the water on April 3-4 to take part in the San Diego Crew Classic.
VARSITY EIGHT LINEUP: Katie Litvinchuk at bow, Lucy Roberts at the two seat, Sara Crain at three, Brittney Claycamp at four, Laura Harder at five, Adelle Reimer at six, Erika Bracy at seven, Stephanie Brow at stroke and Christina Clifton at coxswain.
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT LINEUP: Kira Morrison at bow, Ashley Carl at the two seat, Constance Deslauriers at three, Sarah Karling at four, Courtney Buehler at five, Jamie Weatherfield at six, Steffanie Jakovac at seven, Megan Foley at stroke and Cecilia Vina at coxswain.
NOVICE EIGHT LINEUP: Jenna Duale at bow, Teresa Bitcon at the two seat, Natalie Eagle at three, Bre Craig at four, Stephanie Ridlon at five, Catherine Woerner at six, Janine LaCrosse at seven, April Hindt at stroke and Liz Crettol at coxswain
SECOND NOVICE EIGHT LINEUP: Susan Williams at bow, Emily Rios at the two seat, Hillary Bates at three, Marisa Lacampagne at four, Ashley Borelli at five, Melissa Murphy at six, Lindsey Wade at seven, Megan Williams at stroke and Jackie Seich at coxswain.
1. Sacramento State 6:54.9
2. UC Davis 7:02.2
Second Varsity Eight
1. Sacramento State 7:08.3
2. UC Davis 7:15.1
1. UC Davis 7:12.5
2. Sacramento State 7:18.7
Second Novice Eight
1. UC Davis 7:37.2
2. Sacramento State 7:48.2
1. Sacramento State "A" 7:34.6
2. Sacramento State "B" 7:39.4
3. UC Davis "A" 7:44.5
4. UC Davis "B" 7:49.6