Rowing Advances All Three Boats To Grand Final

May 18, 2003

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The USC women's rowing team got off to a great start at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships on Lake Natoma on Sunday, May 18. The Women of Troy advanced to the Grand Finals in all three main events - Varsity Eight, JV Eight, Varsity Four - for the first time in program history.

Unfortunately, the Trojans were unable to complete the day in the same manner. USC finished fifth in the Varsity Eight final and sixth in the JV Eight and Varsity Four races.

USC's Varsity Eight crew finished only three seconds behind defending conference champion Washington in its first heat. Despite high expectations, the Trojans fell behind in a tight race for the championship. Stanford beat the field, crossing the finish line in 6:30.3, nearly a boat-lengths in front of Washington (6:34.7). Washington State (6:36.3), California (6:36.7) and USC (6:38.4) followed within a four-second span.

The Trojans' JV Eights and Varsity Fours followed the same pattern for the day. Both boats finished third in their morning heats to advance to the Grand Final. The JV Eight boat trailed only Stanford and Washington, while the Varsity Four boat followed Cal and Oregon State. In the final, the two boats finished in sixth place in a time of 6:52.3 and 8:05.7, respectively.

Pac-10 Rowing Championships
Sunday, May 18, 2003
Lake Natoma; Rancho Cordova, Calif.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

GRAND FINAL RACE RESULTS

Women's Varsity Eight
1. Stanford - 6:30.3
2. Washington - 6:34.7
3. Washington State - 6:36.3
4. California - 6:36.7
5. USC - 6:38.4
6. Oregon State - 6:44.2

USC Lineup: Andrea Korom, April Hudlett, Marketa Vochoskova, Katrin Gleie, Sarah Pomeroy, Christina Brinck, Jeanne De Lapoyade, Anne Molholm, Jessica Patterson (cox)

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
1. California - 6:42.5
2. Washington - 6:43.1
3. Stanford - 6:46.5
4. Washington State - 6:46.8
5. Oregon State - 6:50.2
6. USC - 6:52.3

USC Lineup: Kate Kaso, Andria Shook, Lauren Buford, Margeaux Witte, Kate Donovan, Megan Biging, Sarah Meade, Brenda Bower, Liz Zeanah (cox)

Women's Varsity Four
1. California - 7:29.7
2. Washington - 7:38.5
3. Washington State - 7:40.3
4. Oregon State - 7:45.8
5. Stanford - 7:52.2
6. USC - 8:05.7

USC Lineup: Julia Miles, Michaellyn Blando, Gillian Singletary, Lindsey Davis, Melissa Zimel (cox)

HEAT RACE RESULTS

Women's Varsity Eight

Heat 1
1. Washington - 6:25.1
2. USC - 6:28.4
3. Washington State - 6:33.1
4. Loyola Marymount - 6:45.0
5. Sacramento State - 6:51.1
6. Santa Clara - 7:06.8
7. Oregon - 7:22.9

Heat 2
1. California - 6:41.0
2. Stanford - 6:46.2
3. Oregon State - 6:54.3
4. UCLA - 7:06.2
5. UC Davis - 7:10.0
6. San Diego State - 7:23.8.

Women's JV Eight

Heat 1
1. Washington - 6:54.9
2. Stanford - 7:01.3
3. USC - 7:11.7
4. San Diego State - 7:27.3
5. UC Davis - 7:36.4
6. Loyola Marymount - 7:41.4
7. Oregon - 8:16.8

Heat 2
1. California - 6:52.9
2. Washington State - 6:57.4
3. Oregon State - 7:00.5
4. Sacramento State - 7:17.4
5. UCLA - 7:20.1
6. Santa Clara - 7:43.9

Women's Varsity Four

Heat 1
1. California - 7:51.8
2. Oregon State - 8:05.9
3. USC - 8:15.7
4. UCLA - 8:28.5

Heat 2
1. Washington - 7:45.9
2. Washington State - 7:56.3
3. Stanford - 8:03.9
4. San Diego State - 8:31.1

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