March 3, 2012
Marina del Rey, Calif. - The UCLA women's rowing team opened its 2012 season with victories over Loyola Marymount on Saturday morning. The Bruins earned first-place finishes in each of the four women's races.
UCLA's varsity eight scored the fastest time of the day as they finished in 6:06.1, crossing the finish line ahead of LMU (6:25.8). For their victory in the varsity eight race, the Bruins were awarded the annual Karen Hock Helm Cup.
The Bruins raced a second varsity eight and novice eight crew in the next race against LMU's second varsity eight. UCLA's second varsity eight and novice eight prevailed over LMU with times of 6:08.7 and 6:23.5 respectively, beating the Lions' time of 6:51.5.
The two schools raced a varsity four race as well with the Bruins varsity four again besting LMU's, crossing the finish line in 6:53.2 ahead of LMU's 7:01.6. UCLA ran a second varsity four in that same race and that crew finished with a time of 7:06.4.
In addition, UCLA's novice four crew raced against the Bruins' open four crew. The novice four finished the race in 7:09.4 while the open four came in at 7:29.2.
The Bruins continue their spring season with a dual meet against San Diego on Sat., Mar. 10 in Marina del Rey, Calif. Race times and lineups will be released during the week.
UCLA vs. Loyola Marymount (Saturday, March 3, 2012)
Varsity 8+ (8:00 a.m.)
1. UCLA - 6:06.10
2. LMU - 6:25.80
Second Varsity 8+ (8:15 a.m.)
1. UCLA 2V8+ - 6:08.70
2. UCLA N8+ - 6:23.50
3. LMU 2V8+ - 6:51.50
Varsity 4+ (8:30 a.m.)
1. UCLA V4+ - 6:53.20
2. LMU V4+ - 7:01.60
3. UCLA 2V4+ - 7:06.40
Novice 4+/Open 4+ (8:45 a.m.)
1. UCLA N4+ - 7:09.40
2. UCLA O4+ - 7:29.20
Saturday's Racing Lineups (UCLA)
Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Britta Syverson, (7) Hillary Caldwell, (6) Jessica McGuire, (5) Alexa Farafontoff, (4) Mariko Snyder, (3) Kat Lauer, (2) Kirstin Snook, (1) Anastasia Alexander, (Coxswain) Mia Hamano
Second Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Natalie Pettee, (6) Allison Doran, (5) Erin Wenzel, (4) Alex Caniglia, (3) Cathy Stolitzka, (2) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (1) Deanna Wong, (Coxswain) Ariel Handler
Novice 8+: (Stroke) Kendal Mitchell, (7) Christine Bragg, (6) Kate Miller, (5) Sarah Dierksen, (4) Olivia Taylor, (3) Victoria Vander Poel, (2) Vanessa Woodward, (1) Emma Murray, (Coxswain) Katie Shurtleff