April 2, 2011
SAN DIEGO - The UCLA women's rowing program completed the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic on Saturday, earning a first-place finish in the three of its five heats (varsity four, novice eight, open eight).
The Bruins' varsity eight finished fourth in a six-boat heat on Saturday morning, posting a time of 6:35.54. USC, California and Washington State finished first, second and third, respectively, in the women's varsity eight `A' heat. UCLA crossed the finish line ahead of San Diego and Iowa.
UCLA's second varsity eight registered a second-place finish in its heat with a time of 6:46.91, just over six seconds behind first-place Washington (6:40.74). Alabama, Oregon State, Kansas State, Southern Methodist and San Diego State rounded out the final five crews, respectively, in the women's second varsity eight `C' heat.
The Bruins' varsity four finished its race in 7:19.80, posting a first-place finish. UCLA bested Stanford by just over four seconds in the varsity four heat. Oklahoma, USC, San Diego and Tulsa rounded out the final four finishers in the women's varsity four `A' heat.
UCLA's novice eight crew also finished first, clocking in with a time of 7:12.00. Oklahoma finished second (7:20.25), while Alabama, San Diego State, UC San Diego, Saint Mary's and Arizona State rounded out the final four finishers in the women's novice `C' heat.
The Bruins' open eight crew raced to a first-place finish, posting a time of 7:20.70. UCLA crossed the finish line ahead of the Santa Clara Alumni, Mission Bay Rowing Association and UC San Diego.
UCLA continues its weekend racing in the San Diego Crew Classic on Sunday in Mission Bay.
San Diego Crew Classic (UCLA's Day One Results)
1. USC - 6:20.80
2. California - 6:26.90
3. Washington State - 6:27.80
4. UCLA - 6:35.54
5. San Diego - 6:36.90
6. Iowa - 6:38.68
1. UCLA - 7:19.80
2. Stanford - 7:24.27
3. Oklahoma - 7:28.68
4. USC `B' - 7:38.86
5. San Diego - 7:43.85
6. Tulsa `B' - 7:45.82
Second Varsity Eight
1. Washington - 6:40.74
2. UCLA - 6:46.91
3. Alabama - 6:52.70
4. Oregon State `A' - 6:54.63
5. Kansas State - 7:05.29
6. Southern Methodist - 7:15.57
7. San Diego State - 7:27.05
1. UCLA - 7:12.00
2. Oklahoma - 7:20.25
3. Alabama - 7:30.24
4. San Diego State - 7:38.63
5. UC San Diego - 7:44.65
6. Saint Mary's - 8:00.38
7. Arizona State - 8:01.52
1. UCLA - 7:20.70
2. Santa Clara Alumni - 7:51.08
3. Mission Bay Rowing - 8:09.99
4. UC San Diego - 8:34.32
UCLA's Racing Lineups at San Diego Crew Classic
Varsity 8+: (stroke) Rachel LaBella, (7) Britta Syverson, (6) Katherine Hruska, (5) Kat Lauer, (4) Mariko Snyder, (3) Tanya Smith, (2) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (bow) Hillary Caldwell, (coxswain) Alaizah Koorji
Second Varsity 8+: (stroke) Jessica McGuire, (7) Alexa Farafontoff, (6) Caroline Curson, (5) Emily McLaughlin, (4) Carolina Paini, (3) Erica Lockard, (2) Kirstin Snook, (bow) Deanna Wong, (coxswain) Mia Hamano
Novice 8+: (stroke) Victoria Babson, (7) Olivia Smith, (6) Chelcey Romeril, (5) Natalie Pettee, (4) Jamie Swan, (3) Taylor Veit, (2) Samantha Upton, (bow) Sandra Atuegbu, (coxswain) Alexandra Scullion
Open 8+: (stroke) Meguire Broersma, (7) Anoush Khojikian, (6) Chelsea Wolfe, (5) Azita Sayadi, (4) Christa Czer, (3) Merethe Hansen, (2) Kelsey Wyatt-Mair, (bow) Jennifer Monacelli, (stroke) Lauren Leibovitch