Trojans Win Fourth Newport Rowing Festival

Nov. 7, 2004

NEWPORT BEACH - For the fourth-straight year, the USC women's rowing Varsity Eight 'A' crew completed its fall racing season with a first-place finish at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival held at the Newport Beach Aquatic Center on Sunday, Nov. 7.

USC raced three varsity boats in the Women's Open Eight division under a light rain. The 'A' crew swept the competition, finishing 26 seconds ahead of the field on the 4,600-meter course. The Trojans took second place with a unusual tie. Both USC 'B' and UCLA 'A' crossed the finish line in 17:05 to share the spot. The 'C' crew placed 11th in the field of 23 in a time of 18:25.

In the Women's Frosh/Novice Eight race, the Women of Troy raced two boats. USC 'A' placed second, finishing 14 seconds behind UCLA in a time of 17:34. The Trojans' 'B' boat placed 16th in a field of 21 with a time of 20:43.

Following are the complete lineups and top 10 finishers of each race.

Women's Open Eight
(1) USC 'A' - 16:39
(2) TIE: USC 'B' - 17:05

(2) TIE: UCLA 'A' - 17:05
(4) Loyola Marymount 'A' - 17:26
(5) Sacramento State 'A' - 17:31
(6) San Diego State 'A' - 17:33
(7) UCLA 'B' - 17:56
(8) UC Santa Barbara 'A' - 18:03
(9) San Diego State 'B' - 18:05
(10) Sacramento State 'B' - 18:16
(11) USC 'C' - 18:25

USC Varsity Eight 'A' - Lauren Cowan (cox), Simone Manhold, Tatiana Boldyreva, Ligita Kaviere, Dunja Pejcic, Anna Efremova, Diana Ivanova, Kinga Marciszewska, Barbora Varekova (bow)

USC Varsity Eight 'B' - Kathryn Weslow (cox), Kate Kaso, Anne Molholm, Sarah Pomeroy, Kate Donovan, Natalie Beglau, Megan Biging, Laura McDaniel, Lauren Derby (bow)

USC Varsity Eight 'C' - Lauren Cowan (cox), Brittany Mohr, LaNita Campbell, Golden Broughton, Kristen Souza, Lyndsay Price, Jessica Smith, Jessica Shannon, Kate McKenna (bow)

Women's Frosh/Novice Eight
(1) UCLA 'A' - 17:20
(2) USC 'A' - 17:34
(3) Loyola Marymount - 18:05
(4) Orange Coast College - 18:16
(5) Sacramento State - 18:21
(6) San Diego State 'A' - 18:38
(7) San Diego 'A' - 19:03
(8) San Diego State 'B' - 19:03
(9) Arizona State 'A' - 19:39
(10) Cal Lightweight 'A' - 19:53
(16) USC 'B' - 20:43

USC Novice 'A' - Liz O'Neill (cox), Kathryn White, LauraMae Bryan, Phebe Greenwood, Shelley Koskovich, Lisa Buckley, Ariadne Chucolowski, Claire Sullivan, Amanda Searles (bow)

USC Novice 'B' - Sarah Lambeth (cox), TBA, Erin Kellogg, TBA, Sinmi Bamghose, TBA, TBA, Sarah Tynes, Kristin Manoogian (bow)

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