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No. 6 UCLA Rowing Completes Day 1 of NCAA Championships
By: UCLA Athletics

May 31, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The UCLA women's rowing team opened competition at NCAA Championships on Friday morning, sending both varsity eight crews to upper semifinals set for Saturday.

The Bruins' varsity four crew finished third in the afternoon repechage and will compete in a lower semifinal race on Saturday.

UCLA's varsity eight boat raced to a second-place finish in its opening heat, posting a time of 7:02.589, less than six seconds behind first-place participant Princeton. Brown, Stanford and Boston University rounded out the remaining five teams in heat 2.

The second varsity eight finished fourth in heat 1 before crossing the finish line first in the second repechage later in the day. With the first-place repechage finish, UCLA advanced its second varsity eight crew to Saturday's upper semifinal with a time of 7:20.741.

UCLA's varsity eight will race at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday, with the second varsity eight crew set to race at 9:40 a.m. The Bruins' varsity four crew will race at 10 a.m. in the lower semifinal.

Friday's Racing Results
Varsity Eight, Heat 2
1. Princeton - 6:56.995
2. UCLA - 7:02:589
3. Brown - 7:08.172
4. Stanford - 7:08.522
5. Boston University - 7:28.703

Second Varsity Eight, Heat 1
1. Ohio State - 6:50.742
2. Virginia - 6:55.791
3. Yale - 6:59.425
4. UCLA - 7:03.969
5. Washington State - 7:12.160

Varsity Four, Heat 4
1. Washington - 8:01.718
2. Notre Dame - 8:07.379
3. UCLA - 8:09.684
4. Michigan - 8:11.209
5. Navy - 8:33.102
6. Gonzaga - 8:38.331

Second Varsity Eight, Repechage 2
1. UCLA - 7:20.741
2. Stanford - 7:25.449
3. Michigan - 7:31.747
4. Oklahoma - 7:35.057
5. Boston University - 7:47.205
6. Gonzaga - 7:47.226
7. Navy - 8:05.059

Varsity Four, Repechage 2
1. Princeton - 7:59.415
2. Brown - 8:02.298
3. UCLA - 8:06.293
4. Wisconsin - 8:17.032
5. Navy - 8:34.357
6. Rhode Island - 8:35.726
7. Marist - 8:56.098

UCLA's Racing Lineups
Varsity Eight: (stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Natalie Pettee, (6) Britta Syverson, (5) Meaghan Volker, (4) Alice White, (3) Cathy Stolitzka, (2) Kate Miller, (bow) Erin Wenzel, (coxswain) Mia Hamano.

Second Varsity Eight: (stroke) Alex Caniglia, (7) Alexandra Farafontoff, (6) Claire Wixted, (5) Hillary Caldwell, (4) Kendal Mitchell, (3) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (2) Krstin Snook, (bow) Tamar Schaap, (coxswain) Chloe Kojima.

Varsity Four: (stroke) Samantha Upton, (3) Christine Bragg, (2) Jessica McGuire, (bow) Erica Lockard, (coxswain) Katie Shurtleff.

 

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