Lightweight Rowers To Compete At Newport Autumn Rowing Festival Sunday

Nov. 12, 2006

THIS WEEK'S ACTION
The Stanford lightweight rowing team is scheduled to compete at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival this Sunday, November 12. The event begins with the Open 8+ at 8:15 am, followed by the Frosh/Novice 8+ (9:30 am, PT) and the Open 4+ (10 am, PT). Stanford is scheduled to race a varsity eight, a novice eight and two varsity fours. For more information, For more information, go to the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival website or row2k.com.

2006-07 EVENT RECAPS

STANFORD TAKES 15TH IN COLLEGIATE DIVISION AT HEAD OF THE AMERICAN
The Stanford lightweight eight raced in the open collegiate event at the Head of the American on Saturday at Lake Natomas and finished with a time of 18:43 for an overall finish of 15th. The Cardinal finished 1:01 ahead of the lightweight crew from California. The Stanford lightweight eight was comprised of seniors Meredith Coleman, Anna Lee and Jennie Morawetz, junior Olivia Prevost, sophomore Jessica Weigel, and freshmen Erin Conlon, Alex Liptsey-Rahe, Anne Stake and Olivia Trowers.

'It's the first time we've raced in the eight this year, and we went 45 seconds faster here than we did last year, so that's a very nice start for our team,' said a pleased head coach Al Costa.

Stanford's lightweight four finished 13th in the collegiate fours event, also competing against openweight crews. The Cardinal four consisted of seniors Rene Spellman and Alison Wilhelm, sophomores Sam Azure and Jessica Bryant, and freshman Caroline Stokes.


LIGHTWEIGHTS HELP CARDINAL YIELD 55 GOLD MEDALS AT WINE COUNTRY ROWING CLASSIC
Stanford's rowing teams officially kicked off the 2006-07 season with a string of victories at the Wine Country Rowing Classic. The lightweight teams were part of a Stanford contigent that entered 18 boats and won every event entered to total 55 gold medals. Stanford's entire team participated in the 5000 meter head race event, rowing in every boat class, from singles and doubles to pairs, fours and eights.

'The weather and conditions were excellent,' head lightweight women's coach Al Costa said. 'It was the perfect start to the season, and it gave all of our student-athletes a fun race in a beautiful setting to get the head racing season underway.'

UP NEXT
Stanford will at the Sacramento Invitational on March 10, 2007.

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