Rowing To Compete At Newport Autumn Rowing Festival On Sunday

Oct. 31, 2003

LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's rowing team will compete in its third and final fall race this Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival to be held at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach. The Women of Troy's Varsity Eight crews are looking for their third-straight first-place finish in the Women's Open 8+ division.

The event, which begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, will cover a 4,400-meter course. Crews will launch from the west end of Lido Island and finish at the aquatic center.

The Women of Troy are planning to race three eights in the Women's Open 8+, one boat in the Women's Open 4+ and two novice crews in the Women's Frosh/Novice 8+ category. The eights will launch at 8 a.m., followed by the novice eights at 10 a.m. and the fours will conclude the day with a race at 10:30 a.m.

Directions to the Newport Aquatic Center are listed below and detailed information on the event can be found at http://www.newportaquaticcenter.com/ or http://www.rowingfestival.com/index2.htm.

Following are USC's complete lineups and directions to the Newport Aquatic Center.

Women's Open 8+
USC 'A'
- Brenda Bower, Kate Kaso, Andria Shook, Anna Efremova, Simone Manhold, Sarah Pomeroy, Barbora Varekova, Andrea Korom, Kathryn Weslow (cox)

USC 'B' - Kinga Marciszewska, Lauren Derby, Angela Sturman, Julia Miles, Megan Biging, Lauren Buford, Anne Molholm, Gerry Schulz, Lauren Cowan (cox)

USC 'C' - Anastasia Mazula, Brittany Mohr, Michaellyn Blando, Gillian Singletary, Kate Donovan, Anna Walther, Margeaux Witte, Sarah Meade, Melissa Zimel (cox)

Women's Open 4+
USC
- Jane Kim (cox), Jeanne DeLapoyade, Amanda Cross, Jennifer Luck, Melissa Masatani (bow)

Women's Frosh/Novice 8+
USC 'A'
- Kathy Song (cox), Laura McDaniels, Juliet Lawrence, Reva Evero, Golden Broughton, Sunday Tsai, LaNita Campbell, Lyndsay Price, Carrie Newell (bow)

USC 'B' - Connie Ou (cox), Nicole Ball, Crystal Powell, Janelle Colangelo, Anna Liberovsky, Candiss Nam, Anjali Kulkakni, Kizha Davidson, Alisa Schackman (bow)

Directions to the Newport Aquatic Center
From the 405 freeway in Costa Mesa, take the 55 freeway South until it becomes Newport Blvd. Continue South on Newport Blvd. Left on 17th Street. Left on Dover Drive. Right on Westcliff Drive. Right at the stop sign (still Westcliff Dr.) Right on Santiago Drive. Left on Polaris Drive. Right on Northstar Lane. Left on Whitecliffs Drive. Note: Once you reach Dover Drive, blue and white signs will help guide you to NAC.