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UCLA opened its spring season against San Diego State on Saturday, March 8 (photo by Don Liebig)

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
UCLA Rowing Opens Season With Scrimmage Versus San Diego State
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/10/2014
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. - The UCLA women’s rowing program opened its spring season by sweeping multiple races in a morning scrimmage against San Diego State on Saturday, March 8.

The Bruins’ first and second varsity eight crews finished ahead of San Diego State in the third race of the day. UCLA’s varsity eight posted a time of 4 minutes, 41.4 seconds while the second eight completed the race in 4:46.60. San Diego State crossed the finish line in 5:05.00.

UCLA opened the morning with its novice eight and an open eight crew. The novice eight finished first, clocking a time of 5:08.20. The open eight crossed the finish line in 5:17.40, ahead of San Diego State’s fourth eight (5:28.80).

UCLA also raced a third eight against San Diego State’s second and third eights. The Bruins’ third eight registered a time of 4:57.40, ahead of San Diego’s second eight (5:12.70) and third eight (5:18.40).

Following Saturday’s races, UCLA hosted a parent and alumni rowing challenge followed by a parent/alumni social on campus in Westwood.

“We want to thank San Diego State for coming up on Saturday,” head coach Amy Fuller Kearney said. “The scrimmage was a great way to kick off the spring season and allowed us to test some early lineups. It was really fun to have the parents and our alumni in attendance, providing a wonderful opportunity for them to meet this year’s team.”

The Bruins return to action in Marina del Rey on Saturday, March 15, facing Loyola Marymount. Racing will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Ballona Creek, with UCLA scheduled to race its open eight (9:00 a.m.), varsity four (9:15 a.m.), second varsity eight (9:30 a.m.) and varsity eight (9:45 a.m.).

Saturday’s Racing Results

Flight One
UCLA’s Novice Eight: 5:08.20
UCLA’s Open Eight: 5:17.40
SDSU’s Fourth Eight: 5:28.80

Flight Two
UCLA’s Third Eight: 4:57.40
SDSU’s Second Eight: 5:12.70
SDSU’s Third Eight: 5:18.40

Flight Three
UCLA’s First Eight: 4:41.40
UCLA’s Second Eight: 4:46.60
SDSU’s First Eight: 5:05.00


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