UCLA's Varsity Eight Finishes Fifth in NCAA Championship Semifinal Heat

May 29, 2010

SACRAMENTO - The UCLA women's rowing varsity eight crew finished fifth in a six-boat semifinal heat on Saturday morning at the NCAA Championships and will compete in Sunday's Petite Final.

The Bruins posted a fifth-place finish with a time of 6:27.21 on Saturday after having finished third in its elimination heat on Friday morning.

UCLA bested Pac-10 competitor Washington by over five seconds (6:32.46). Yale (6:16.54), California (6:16.60) and Virginia (6:17.69) rounded out the top three finishes in the morning's first semifinal heat. Michigan State raced to a fourth-place finish with a time of 6:23.97.

The varsity eight will race Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Petite Final (places 7-12). The Bruins' second varsity eight and varsity four boats will race in their events' respective Third Final races on Sunday morning. The varsity four will row at 9:45 a.m. and the second varsity will compete at 10:30 a.m. (places 13-16).

Saturday's Semifinal Race
1. Yale - 6:16.54
2. California - 6:16.60
3. Virginia - 6:17.69
4. Michigan State - 6:23.97
5. UCLA - 6:27.21
6. Washington - 6:32.46

UCLA's Rowing Lineups (NCAA Championships)

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

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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