NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The Sacramento State women’s rowing team finished in the top three in each of its three races at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival Sunday afternoon.
In the open eight event, Sacramento State’s A boat finished second with a time of 16:54 over a 2.7-mile race course. The Hornets’ B boat finished fifth with a time of 17:17. San Diego State A won the race with a time of 16:46 in a field that consisted of 18 boats.
In the novice eight competition which featured 20 boats, UCLA finished with a winning time of 16:53, followed by San Diego (17:43), Sacramento State (17:51), Orange Coast College A (18:21) and San Diego State A (18:23).
In the open four event (21-boat field), Sacramento State’s A boat finished third with a time of 18:33, and the Hornets’ B boat finished ninth with a time of 19:50.
The Newport Fall Regatta wraps up the fall season for Sacramento State, as the team does not compete again until its spring opener against Santa Clara on Saturday, March 3.
Sacramento State’s Varsity Eight Lineup (A): Ashley Platner at coxswain, Aimee Chenard at stroke, Constance Deslauriers at seven, Janine LaCrosse at six, Meghyn Cox at five, Ashley Loucks at four, Krista Hill at three, Kristin Carlson at two and Ruthie Van Esso at bow.
Sacramento State’s Varsity Eight Lineup (B): Kelly Major at coxswain, Anne Morrison at stroke, Justine Fernandez at seven, Dani Thole at six, Sherry Payne at five, Alicia Tarkenton at four, Kellie Cook at three, Nicole Cavanagh at two and Aleisha DeCindis at bow.
Sacramento State’s Novice Eight Lineup: Erin DeGoede at coxswain, Megan Emmons at stroke, Kaitlin Schnaars at seven, Holly Hopkins at six, Alyse Marlatt at five, Kayla Wright at four, Natalie Thomas at three, Chelsea Semrau at two and Victoria Jackson at bow.
Sacramento State’s Varsity Four (A): Platner at coxswain, Chenard at stroke, Cox at three, LaCrosse at two and Deslauriers at bow.
Sacramento State’s Second Varsity Four (B): Major at coxswain, Carlson at stroke, Hill at three, Loucks at two and Van Esso at bow.
OPEN EIGHT (top 10 results of the 18-boat field)
1. San Diego State A 16:46
2. Sacramento State A 16:54
3. UC Davis 16:58
4. Stanford Lightweights 17:13
5. Sacramento State B 17:17
6. San Diego State B 17:23
7. San Diego State C 17:27
8. Santa Clara 17:27
9. Loyola Marymount 17:28
10. UC Irvine 17:33
NOVICE EIGHT (top 10 boats of the 20-boat field)
1. UCLA 16:53
2. San Diego 17:43
3. Sacramento State 17:51
4. Orange Coast College A 18:21
5. San Diego State A 18:23
6. San Diego State B 18:59
7. Stanford Lightweights 19:01
8. Long Beach State 19:04
9. Orange Coast College B 19:07
10. USC A 19:12
OPEN FOUR (top 10 boats of the 21-boat field)
1. San Diego A 18:23
2. San Diego State A 18:32
3. Sacramento State A 18:33
4. San Diego State B 18:42
5. UCLA B 19:17
6. Long Beach State 19:26
7. UC San Diego 19:30
8. UCLA A 19:44
9. Sacramento State B 19:50
10. Claremont 19:54