Cal Wins First Race of the Season

March 23, 2004

On Sunday March 21, the Women's crew began their 2004 racing season with wins over the University of British Columbia in the varsity eight, second varsity eight and novice eight. Each of the Cal boats won its races by at least 20 seconds, with the novice boat dominating, winning by 31 seconds.

'Since this was the first outside competition we've had since late October, it was great to get out and race. Everyone raced very well, and I'm pleased with where we are at this stage. There are a number of things we need to get worked out including line-ups and a few injuries before we are running on all cylinders.' Said coach Dave O'Neill.

Cal also held two intersquad races between the varsity eight and second varsity eight, and between the third varsity eight and the novice eight. The varsity eight was victorious in its race, winning by five seconds, while the third varsity eight squeaked out a win against the novice eight, winning by a mere 1.5 seconds.

Results:

V81. Cal 6:25.02. UBC 6:45.2

Line-up: cox: Remy Hitomi, stroke: Shauna Walchenbach, Martha Helgeland, Laura Terheyden, Kaylan Vander Schilden, Kelly Tilmanis, Jessica Patak, Jelena Djukic, bow: Erin Reinhardt

2V81. Cal      6:32.62. UBC      6:51.33. Cal 3V8  6:55.0

2V8- Line-up: cox: Shaina Kennedy, stroke: Jane Griffith, Katie Swanson, Megan Reitz, Kim Atkinson, Ashley Smith, Sabine Zimmermann, Gina Antonini, bow: Hilary Meu

3V8-Line-up: cox: Lindsey Wall, stroke: Natasha LaBelle, Becky Owens, Teresa Oja, Naomi Markle, Michele Gibson, Emily Burkett, Liz Lee, bow: Christine Diaz

Novice 81. Cal      6:50.72. UBC      7:21.9

Line-up: cox: Megan O'Connor, stroke: Erin Overweg, Kirsten Hextrum, Barrett Briske, Neela Bushnell, Hilary Thornton, Megan Smith, Christan Morley, bow: Ursela Nicholson

V8 vs. 2V81. V8      6:40.22. 2V8     6:45.7

3V8 vs. N81. 3V8 7:03.42. N8 7:05.0

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