ROWING WRAPS UP FINAL DAY OF THE LAKE NATOMA INVITATIONAL
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Sacramento State’s varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four each competed during the second and final day of the fourth-annual Lake Natoma Invitational Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
The two-day, nine-team regatta featured a powerhouse lineup that included seven nationally ranked teams. Among those schools competing were eighth-ranked Cal, ninth-ranked Stanford, 10th-ranked Brown, 11th-ranked Wisconsin, 13th-ranked Washington State, 23rd-ranked Texas and 24th-ranked Indiana. Sacramento State and Tulsa rounded out the field of teams. Sacramento State was co-hosting the event with Cal.
Each of the nine teams were slotted into groups today based on yesterday’s heat performances. Cal, Wisconsin and Stanford were put into Group A, Brown, Washington State and Texas were slotted into Group B, and Sacramento State, Indiana and Tulsa were put into Group C.
Each school was given the opportunity to compete in four different race categories during the two-day event comprised of the varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four.
Cal won all four of its grand final races (varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight) today to claim its third Lake Natoma Invitational championship (2009, 2010, 2012). In the varsity eight grand final, Cal’s time of 6:35.5 was faster than Wisconsin (6:39.0) and Stanford (6:40.3).
Trailing Cal in the final points standings were Wisconsin, Stanford, Brown, Washington State, Texas, Indiana, Tulsa and Sacramento State, respectively.
The Hornets’ varsity eight posted a time of 6:54.0 in the third-level final, but that time trailed both Indiana (6:39.3) and Tulsa (6:50.3).
The Hornets’ second varsity eight finished second in its Group C final with a time of 7:05.8, the novcie eight placed fourth in the petite final with a time of 7:19.5, and the varsity four placed third in its final with a time of 7:52.1.
Complete results and final points standings can be found by clicking on the link above the story.
Sacramento State returns to the water on Saturday, April 21, when the team travels to UC Davis.
SACRAMENTO STATE’S LINEUPS
Cox – Shelley Zakskorn, stroke – Sarah Pivonka, 7 – Antonia Dendrinos, 6 – Nneka Anyanwu, 5 – Michelle Evers, 4 – Jessica Smith, 3 – Erika Busch, 2 – Kloey Glass, bow – Karoline Sly
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
Cox – Socheata Guimond, stroke - Pam Kline, 7 - Alexandra Santella, 6 - Alyssa Padberg, 5 - Alexus Higa, 4 - Caitlin Brennan, 3 - Tess Heidig, 2 - Hannah Silberberg, bow - Sadeeka Dosu
Cox - Maggie Liss, stroke – Whitney Dellafosse, 7 – Kim Gross, 6 – Katie Koehler, 5 – Rosie Kloh, 4 – Andrea Mueller, 3 – Desiree Drab Munoz, 2 – Tawnya Curfman, bow – Carly Hartman
Cox – Alyssa Reyna, stroke - Ashley Ferko, 3 - Noelle Giddens, 2 - Yesenia Miranda, bow - Charity Oberg