Varsity Four Highlights USC-Stanford Dual
April 27, 2003
WILMINGTON, Calif. - The USC women's rowing team had a good day out on the water, but not good enough as Stanford edged the Women of Troy in three of four races on Sunday morning at the USC Boathouse in the Port of Los Angeles.
The Varsity Four crew started the day off right, earning a convincing victory over Stanford. By the 800-meter mark, the Trojans had taken a boat-lengths lead on the Cardinal and eventually crossed the finish line in 7:34.5. Stanford finished in 7:39.6.
The two teams switched roles in the following race. The Cardinal JV Eights led by half a boat-length at the midway mark and finished the race nearly five seconds ahead of the Women of Troy. USC timed in at 6:41.7 and Stanford crossed the line at 6:37.0.
The seventh-ranked USC Varsity Eight boat and fourth-ranked Stanford crew faced each other in the third race of the day. The Women of Troy held a slight lead at the start and maintained their advantage for the first 1000 meters, but the Cardinal began to pull ahead in the last quarter. Stanford edged USC by three seconds with a time of 6:31.2, while the Women of Troy finished in 6:34.2.
The two teams completed the dual with a Novice Eight race. Despite pacing each other in the first half of the race, USC allowed Stanford to take the lead in the stretch when the Trojans caught two crabs. The Cardinal posted a winning time of 7:12.8 and the Women of Troy finished in 7:36.0.
Following the races, USC dedicated its three news boats - Bob Hillen (dedicated to the longtime Trojan crew coach who passed away on March 16), Witfawn and San Pedro Peninsula Trojan Club.
USC vs. Stanford
April 27, 2003 - Port of Los Angeles
1. USC - 7:34.5
2. Stanford - 7:39.6
1. Stanford - 6:37.0
2. USC - 6:41.7
1. Stanford - 6:31.2
2. USC - 6:34.2
1. Stanford - 7:12.8
2. USC - 7:36.0