UCLA Women's Rowing Races Past Oregon State, San Diego on Saturday

April 17, 2010

DEXTER LAKE, Ore. - The UCLA women's rowing program raced to first-place victories in both varsity eight races and the varsity four competition against Oregon State and the University of San Diego on Saturday morning.

The Bruins' varsity eight crew posted a time of 6 minutes, 29.93 seconds, nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Oregon State (6:32.70).

UCLA's second varsity performed equally well, posting a first-place time of 6:41.95. Oregon State crossed the finish line second, at 6:47.67, while San Diego clocked in at 7:01.12.

The varsity four race saw similar results, as UCLA crossed the finish line first, posting a time of 7:29.15. Oregon State's "A" and "B" four crews finished in 7:41.55 and 7:46.49, respectively. San Diego clocked in at 7:54.02.

UCLA's novice eight crew finished second to Oregon State's "A" boat. The Bruins finished the race in 6:57.26, while OSU's "A" crew posted a time of 6:52.10. OSU's "B" boat finished the novice eight race in 7:16.56.

Conditions on the water included 5-10 mph tailwind at the start of racing, diminishing to 0-3 mph by the end. The racing order was as follows: V8, 2V8, V4, N8.

The Bruins return to action on Saturday, May 1, facing crosstown rival USC in San Pedro, Calif.

Saturday's Results on Dexter Lake

Varsity Eight
1. UCLA - 6:29.93
2. OSU - 6:32.70
3. USD - 6:33.85

Second Varsity Eight
1. UCLA - 6:41.95
2. OSU - 6:47.67
3. USD - 7:01.12

Varsity Four
1. UCLA - 7:29.15
2. OSU "A" - 7:41.55
3. OSU "B" - 7:46.49
4. USD - 7:54.02

Frosh/Novice Eight
1. OSU "A" - 6:52.10
2. UCLA - 6:57.26
3. OSU "B" - 7:16.56

UCLA's Racing Lineups

Varsity Eight - (stroke) Lauren Counter, (7) Rachel LaBella, (6) Alexandra Bolt, (5) Lynn Hancock, (4) Britta Syverson, (3) Hillary Caldwell, (2) Kristin Fitzmorris, (bow) Anastasia Alexander, (coxswain) Alaizah Koorji.

Second Varsity Eight - (stroke) Taylor Vella, (7) Caroline Curson, (6) Jessica McGuire, (5) Anna Musky-Goldwyn, (4) Kaitlin Doering, (3) Alexa Farafontoff, (2) Kirstin Snook, (bow) Erica Lockard, (coxswain) Mia Hamano.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. San Diego State
Marina del Rey, CA
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, CA
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 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gold River, CA