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UCLA opened competition Friday at NCAA Championships (photo by Don Liebig)
No. 9 UCLA Rowing Completes Opening Races at NCAA Championships
By: UCLA Athletics
The UCLA women’s rowing team concluded its opening races on Friday morning, during the first day of the 2014 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

UCLA’s second varsity eight advanced to a semifinal race Saturday with a second-place finish on Friday morning, posting a time of 6:34.768 behind Virginia (6:32.021).

The Bruins’ varsity eight and varsity four crews each finished third in their opening heat and competed again on Friday in repechage races. In Friday morning's races, the varsity eight posted a time of 6:31.291, behind California and Princeton, respectively. UCLA’s varsity four crew finished behind California and Virginia, respectively, recording a time of 7:28.542.

UCLA's varsity eight finished third out of four boats in the afternoon repechage race and will compete in a C/D semifinal on Saturday. The top two boats in each repechage advance to Saturday's A/B semifinals. The Bruins posted a time of 6:32.478, finishing behind USC and Harvard, respectively.

The Bruins' varsity four crew finished third in its repechage race, clocking in with a time of 7:33.652. UCLA finished behind Indiana and Princeton, respectively, in a seven-boat heat. The varsity four will compete in a C/D semifinal race on Saturday.

Racing times on Saturday for UCLA's three boats are as follows: varsity eight (V8+) at 8:30 a.m. ET, second varsity eight (2V8+) at 9:30 a.m. ET, and varsity four (V4+) at 10:00 a.m. ET. The second varsity eight will compete in the A/B semifinals.

Friday Morning's Races (UCLA’s heats)

Varsity Eight (Heat 3)
1. California – 6:19.335
2. Princeton – 6:25.482
3. UCLA – 6:31.291
4. Washington State – 6:37.335
5. Northeastern –6:45.960
6. Jacksonville – 7:06.696

Second Varsity Eight (Heat 4)
1. Virginia – 6:32.021
2. UCLA – 6:34.768
3. Washington State – 6:37.830
4. USC – 6:42.301
5. Massachusetts – 7:06.639
6. Boston University – 7:13.392

Varsity Four (Heat 2)
1. California – 7:07.874
2. Virginia – 7:13.488
3. UCLA – 7:28.542
4. Harvard – 7:36.078
5. Northeastern – 7:46.131

Friday's Repechage Races (UCLA's heats)

Varsity Eight
1. USC - 6:30.511
2. Harvard - 6:31.193
3. UCLA - 6:32.478
4. Wisconsin - 6:38.418

Varsity Four
1. Indiana - 7:23.779
2. Princeton - 7:27.095
3. UCLA - 7:33.652
4. Oklahoma - 7:44.981
5. Northeastern - 7:50.503
6. Boston University - 8:04.040
7. Jacksonville - 8:29.739

UCLA’s Racing Lineups

Varsity Eight: (stroke) Natalie Pettee, (7) Alice White, (6) Meaghan Volker, (5) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (4) Cathy Stolitzka, (3) Kendal Mitchell, (2) Erin Wenzel, (bow) Kate Miller, (coxswain) Chloe Kojima

Second Varsity Eight: (stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Deanna Wong, (6) Samantha Upton, (5) Sarah Dierksen, (4) Aleda Kawalek, (3) Hannah Elder, (2) Madeline Wilson, (bow) Victoria Vander Poel, (coxswain) Logan Warwick

Varsity Four: (stroke) Victoria Babson, (3) Madeline Craddock, (2) Eliza Daniels, (bow) Emma Murray, (coxswain) Maddie Alden

 

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