USC Women's Rowing Get Pair Of Third Place Finishes At San Diego Crew Classic

April 4, 2005

The USC women's rowing team saw two of its boats--the Varsity Eight and Open Eight--place third in their respective grand final races at the 32nd Annual San Diego Crew Classic held at Mission Bay on April 2 and 3.

The Women of Troy's Varsity Eight boat, which won the Crew Classic's Jessop Whittier Cup in 2001 and is currently ranked 14th in the CRCA/US Rowing preseason poll, finished on the 2,000-meter course in 6:37.42, behind California (6:26.43) and Stanford (6:33.76). Six of the nation's top 20 teams were in the field.

USC's Open Eight crew also was third with a time of 7:15.53, trailing California (7:04.1) and a boat of USC Alumni (7:13.07).

The Trojans' Junior Varsity Eight crew placed fifth in its grand final in 6:58.93, with California winning the race in 6:51.3.

USC's Novice Eight boat came in second in the Petite Final at 7:25.04 for eighth place overall, behind Notre Dame (7:19.49).

The San Diego Crew Classic is the largest multi-laned regatta for Eights in the United States. It showcased more than 3,400 athletes ranging from juniors to masters to Olympians.


Mission Bay - San Diego, Calif.

Women's Varsity Eight (Whittier Cup)

Grand Final

1. California, 6:26.43

2. Stanford, 6:33.76

3. USC, 6:37.42

4. UCLA, 6:38.87

5. Washington State, 6:40.95

6. Tennessee, 6:42.92

Women's Junior Varsity Eight

(Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Memorial Trophy)

Grand Final

1. California, 6:51.3

2. Washington State, 6:56.05

3. Stanford, 6:56.79

4. Texas, 6:57.67

5. USC, 6:58.93

6. UCLA, 7:01.64

Carley Copley Cup

Women's Open Eight

Grand Final

1. California, 7:04.1

2. USC Alunni, 7:13.07

3. USC, 7:15.53

4. California Alumni, 7:17.32

5. Notre Dame, 7:21.87

6. SDRC, 7:22.56

Women's Novice Eight

Petite Final (for places 7-12)

1. Notre Dame, 7:19.49

2. USC, 7:25.04

3. Sacramento State, 7:29.58

4. UC San Diego, 7:37.38

5. UC Davis, 7:37.51

6. Loyola Marymount, 7:51.58

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