Husky Men Sweep All Three Morning Races

April 9, 2005

BELMONT, Calif. - All three Washington men's crews won their morning events Saturday, their first of three match races for each during the two-day Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic at Redwood Shores.

The three UW women's crews were defeated in their morning races. All six Washington boats will row again Saturday afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. The men's varsity eight races against a 17th-ranked Michigan crew that defeated No. 12 Wisconsin earlier in the day. The UW women's varsity squares off with No. 17 Texas which lost to No. 13 Stanford in Saturday morning action.

The Henley-style match racing format is being used for this weekend's regatta in the Bay Area. Rather than rowing the course alongside five other boats as is customary, each crew competes head-to-head with just one other boat. The Collegiate Classic is hosted for the third year by the same real estate company that has been a 19-year sponsor of the Windermere Cup, Washington's annual Opening Day regatta that takes place May 7 in Seattle.

Live results are available at JamCo Times Live Stats.

The UW men's varsity eight went wire-to-wire to post an open-water victory over a strong Stanford crew that is ranked 14th nationally. The third-ranked Huskies, who were second at the national championship regatta in 2004, had a superior split time at every quarter of the race to defeat the Cardinal by over four seconds. UW covered the 2,000-meter course in 5-minutes, 42.86-seconds and Stanford had a time of 5:47.41.

The women's varsity eight and junior varsity eight crews both lost to Virginia. The sixth-ranked Cavalier varsity overcame an early lead by No. 9 Washington to win by one boat length. Virginia finished in 6:28.21 and UW in 6:32.11.

Virginia broke ahead early in the junior varsity race and steadily increased the margin to open water at the finish. The winning time was 6:35.19 followed by the Huskies clocking of 6:40.02.

The junior varsity men recorded a stunning 10-second triumph over Stanford. The Huskies, who finished in 5:49.04, led by a few seats at the 500-meter mark and were up a full length at the midway point. UW gained open water by 1,500 meters and continued to increase the lead to the finish line which the Cardinal crossed in 5:58.65.

The freshmen men registered Washington's most convincing victory Saturday morning, defeating Stanford by nearly 27 seconds. The impressive frosh eight, which finished second to the seniors at UW's Class Day Regatta on Mar. 26, broke out to an open-water advantage almost immediately and continued to stretch the gap throughout the entire race. The Huskies finished in 5:57.72 and Stanford in 6:24.75.

The Washington women's novice entry trailed UCLA by just over a boat length before both crews 'caught a crab' in the final 500 meters. The Bruins recovered quickly to finish in 6:53.91. UW's No. 7 seat Ashley Jones lost control of her oar and the shell swerved into another lane before the Huskies eventually got back on track to finish in 7:13.74.

After each rowing one race Saturday afternoon, all six Washington crews will return to the Redwood Shores course for another race Sunday morning.

Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic Results
Redwood Shores/Belmont, Calif.
Saturday, April 9, 2005
(times are unofficial / all events were 2,000 meters)

Men's Varsity Eight
1, Washington 5:42.86. 2, Stanford 5:47.41.
UW Lineup: cox-Greg King, stroke-Ante Kusurin, 7-Martin Rogulja, 6-Scott Gault, 5-Brett Newlin, 4-Giuseppe Lanzone, 3-Kyle Larson, 2-Aljosa Corovic, bow-Dusan Nikolic.

Women's Varsity Eight
1, Virginia 6:28.21. 2, Washington 6:32.11.
UW Lineup: cox-Dana Ryan, stroke-Kara Farquharson, 7-Michael Kohan, 6-Marah Connole, 5-Megan Kalmoe, 4-Janelle Dubbins, 3-Sarah Hubbard, 2-Allison DePalma, bow-Olivia Morrow.

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
1, Washington 5:49.04. 2, Stanford 5:58.65.
UW Lineup: cox-Stephen Hertzfeld, stroke-Kiel Peterson, 7-Scott Schmidt, 6-Cooper Lange, 5-Colin Phillips, 4-Jacob Pettit, 3-Matt Kopicky, 2-Tyler Smith, bow-Evan Galloway.

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
1, Virginia 6:35.19. 2, Washington 6:40.02.
UW Lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Courtney Plitt, 7-Amanda Jensen, 6-Alina Tabacaru, 5-Gemma Edward-Aron, 4-Sanda Hangan, 3-Liz Simenstad, 2-Andrea Sooter, bow-Katie Gardner.

Men's Freshman Eight
1, Washington 5:57.72. 2, Stanford 6:24.75.
UW Lineup: cox-Dean Pearson, stroke-Toby Dankbaar, 7-Rob Gibson, 6-Christopher Aylard, 5-Steve Full, 4-Andrew Beaton, 3-Thomas McCrea, 2-Drew Fowler, bow-Kip Nordby.

Women's Novice Eight
1, UCLA 6:53.91. 2, Washington 7:13.74.
UW Lineup: cox-Alysha Koorji, stroke-Jamie Unwin, 7-Ashley Jones, 6-Kim Armstrong, 5-Charlene Franklin, 4-Erika Sweet, 3-Brittany Jackson, 2-Noelle Broom, bow-Taryn Langloiis.