Bruins Race to Victories over Louisville at SoCal Challenge

April 14, 2012

Video Recap

Marina del Rey, Calif. - The fourth-ranked UCLA women's rowing team continued its stellar spring campaign with victories over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge in Marina del Rey, Calif. on Saturday morning. The Bruins earned first-place finishes in each of the four women's races.

UCLA and Louisville kicked off the event with a race between the Bruins' varsity four and second varsity four crews against the Cardinals' varsity four. Both of UCLA's varsity four boats finished ahead of Louisville's varsity four, as they posted times of 7:06.30 and 7:16.20 to best the Cardinals' time of 7:40.20.

The Bruins raced a second varsity eight and novice eight crew in the next race against the Cardinals' second varsity eight. UCLA's second varsity eight and novice eight each finished ahead of Louisville's second varsity eight, crossing the finish line with times of 6:18.80 and 6:28.10 respectively. The Cardinals finished the race with a time of 6:35.60.

UCLA's varsity eight crew posted the fastest time of the day as they finished their race in 6:16.70, beating Louisville's time of 6:23.20.

To cap off the event, UCLA's novice four crew raced against the Bruins' open four crew with the novice four finishing ahead of the open four with a time of 7:51.40 to 7:55.50.

The Bruins will continue their spring season two weeks from today with a dual meet against crosstown rivals USC on Saturday, Apr. 28 in San Pedro, Calif. Race times and lineups will be released during the week.

SoCal Challenge: UCLA vs. Louisville (Saturday, April 14, 2012)

Varsity 4+ (8:00 a.m.)
1. UCLA V4+ - 7:06.30
2. UCLA 2V4+ - 7:16.20
3. Louisville V4+ - 7:40.20

Second Varsity 8+ (8:15 a.m.)
1. UCLA 2V8+ - 6:18.80
2. UCLA N8+ - 6:28.10
3. Louisville 2V8+ - 6:35.60

Varsity 8+ (8:30 a.m.)
1. UCLA - 6:16.70
2. Louisville - 6:23.20

Novice 4+/Open 4+ (8:45 a.m.)
1. UCLA N4+ - 7:51.40
2. UCLA O4+ - 7:55.50

Saturday's Race Lineups (UCLA)

Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Anastasia Alexander, (7) Mariko Snyder, (6) Kat Lauer, (5) Britta Syverson, (4) Hillary Caldwell, (3) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (2) Erin Wenzel, (1) Kirstin Snook, (Coxswain) Mia Hamano

Second Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Natalie Pettee, (6) Allison Doran, (5) Alexa Farafontoff, (4) Alex Caniglia, (3) Cathy Stolitzka, (2) Jessica McGuire, (1) Deanna Wong, (Coxswain) Ariel Handler

Varsity 4+: (Stroke) Alexis McPhee, (3) Tamar Schaap, (2) Victoria Babson, (1) Erica Lockard, (Coxswain) Chloe Kojima

Second Varsity 4+: (Stroke) Samantha Upton, (3) Emily McLaughlin, (2) Taylor Veit, (1) Jamie Swan, (Coxswain) Justine Brennan

Novice 8+: (Stroke) Kendal Mitchell, (7) Christine Bragg, (6) Kate Miller, (5) Katie Bassak, (4) Olivia Taylor, (3) Victoria Vander Poel, (2) Vanessa Woodward, (1) Emma Murray, (Coxswain) Katie Shurtleff

Novice 4+: (Stroke) Sarah Dierksen, (3) Christina Nelson, (2) Deanna Bembry, (1) Kristy Kayatta, (Coxswain) Maddie Alden

Open 4+: (Stroke) Audrey Calandra, (3) Morgan Small, (2) Camille Huxtable, (1) Michelle Epps, (Coxswain) Mia Hamano

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Pac-12 Challenge
Redwood Shores, CA
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Diego Crew ...
San Diego, CA
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Clemson Invitational
Clemson, SC
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 30
at USC
San Pedro, CA
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA