Novice Four Wins Pacific Coast Rowing Championship

May 17, 2003

LAKE NATOMA, Calif. - The USC women's rowing team returned home victorious after entering one boat in the 2003 Pacific Coast Rowing Championships held on Saturday, May 17, prior to the Pac-10 Conference Championships at Lake Natoma. The Trojans' Novice Four boat swept its first heat and went on to win the Grand Final for the event title.

USC, which won its first heat by a five-second margin, finished first in the Grand Final in a time of 7:52.9 - nearly 12 seconds ahead of second-place San Diego State (8:04.11). The Aztecs edged out UCSD, who finished third in 8:04.5. Sacramento State (8:07.1), Western Washington (8:22.0) and California (8:28.9) finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Pacific Coast Rowing Championships
Saturday, May 17, 2003
Lake Natoma; Rancho Cordova, Calif.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

Novice Four

Grand Final
1. USC - 7:52.9
2. San Diego State - 8:04.1 1
3. UC San Diego - 8:04.5
4. Sacramento State - 8:07.1
5. Western Washington - 8:22.0
6. California - 8: 28.9

USC Lineup: Eilene Kales (cox), Anna Walther, Angela Sturman, Lacy Zobel, Lauren Derby

Heat 1
1. USC - 8:00.3

2. UC San Diego - 8:05.6
3. California - 8:14.0
4. Everett - 8:28.5
5. Santa Clara - 9:13.0

Heat 2
1. San Diego State - 7:57.4
2. Sacramento State - 8:05.0
3. Western Washington - 8:12.9
4. Stanford - 8:21.2

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