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
UCLA’s Novice Eight: 5:08.20
UCLA’s Open Eight: 5:17.40
SDSU’s Fourth Eight: 5:28.80
UCLA’s Third Eight: 4:57.40
SDSU’s Second Eight: 5:12.70
SDSU’s Third Eight: 5:18.40
UCLA’s First Eight: 4:41.40
UCLA’s Second Eight: 4:46.60
SDSU’s First Eight: 5:05.00