All WSU Crews Advance to Grand Finals at Pac-10 Championships
May 15, 2005
GOLD RIVER, Calif. - All of the Washington State University women's crews advanced to the grand finals but were unable to crack the top three positions in any of the finals at the Pacific-10 Conference Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma, Sunday.
Headed by a fourth place finish by the novice eight crew, the Cougars finished in sixth place in the team competition.
'We had some good races today,' WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere said. 'We didn't blow up; we just weren't fast enough. We have to get stronger and more powerful.'
In the novice eight grand final, the Cougars recorded a mark of 6:51.10, over six seconds faster than fifth place UCLA. Earlier in the day, WSU was second to California in its preliminary heat as the Cougars rowed a time of 7:04.53.
WSU turned in a fifth place effort in the varsity four grand final as the crew was just edged by UCLA for fourth place. The Cougars, who won their morning's preliminary heart by nearly four seconds, clocked a time of 7:22.70 in the grand final, four-tenths of a second behind the Bruins. USC won the race with a time of 7:12.90.
In the varsity eight grand final, the Cougars rowed a time of 6:40.80 to finish sixth. California won the race with a time of 6:20.60, nearly six seconds better than second place Stanford (6:26.10). In the morning's preliminary heat, WSU posted a third place finish with a time of 6:42.06.
WSU also finished sixth in the second varsity eight grand final, turning in a time of 6:51.20. California repeated its success in the varsity eight competition with a win in the second varsity eight race as the Bears recorded a time of 6:34.50. The Cougars advanced to the grand final as a result of a third place effort in the morning's preliminary heat clocking a time of 6:51.39.
The Cougar men, who compete as a club team at WSU, captured a victory in the varsity eight petite final. WSU rowed a time of 6:08.90, nearly six seconds faster than second place USC.
Both the California men's and women's crews captured the team titles. For complete results from the Pac-10 Rowing Championships go to www.jamcotimes.com
Pacific-10 Conference Rowing Championships
May 15, 2005
Lake Natoma (Near Rancho Cordova, Calif.)
All Races 2,000m
1. California 67; 2. Washington 56, 3. USC 53; 4. UCLA 49; 5. Stanford 43; 6. Washington State 38; 7. Oregon State 33; 8. Oregon 4.
All Races Grand Finals
Varsity Eight: 1. California 6:20.60; 2. Stanford 6:26.10; 3. USC 6:26.30; 4. Washington 6:31.00; 5. UCLA 6:32.40; 6. Washington State 6:40.80.
Second Varsity Eight: 1. California 6:34.50; 2. UCLA 6:37.10; 3. Washington 6:40.60; 4. USC 6:40.70; 5. Stanford 6:46.60; 6. Washington State 6:51.20.
Varsity Four: 1. USC 7:12.90; 2. Washington 7:17.00; 3. California 7:18.10; 4. UCLA 7:22.30; 5. Washington State 7:22.70; 6. Oregon State 7:39.10.
Novice Eight: 1. Washington 6:38.00; 2. California 6:42.20; 3. Oregon State 6:44.10; 4. Washington State 6:51.10; 5. UCLA 6:57.70; 6. USC 7:04.10.
1, California 69; 2. Washington 66; T3. Oregon State 42; T3. Stanford 42; 5. UCLA 34; 6. Washington State 26; 7. Oregon 5.
Varsity Eight Petite Final: 1. Washington State 6:08.90; 2. USC 6:14.10; 3. Loyola Marymount 6:14.60; 4. Sacramento State 6:23.10.
Novice Eight Grand Final: 1. California 5:51.70; 2. Washington 6:00.30; 3. Oregon State 6:12.50; 4. California-Davis 6:13.20; 5. UCLA 6:16.50; 6. Washington State 6:24.70.
Men's Second Varsity Eight Final: 1. Washington 5:46.50; 2. California 5:47.80; 3. Stanford 5:55.80; 4. Oregon State 5:56.10; 5. California-Davis 6:16.10; 6. UCLA 6:25.50; 7. Washington State 6:30.70.
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