UCLA Rowing Advances in All Four Events at San Diego Crew Classic

March 31, 2007

Mission Bay, Calif. - All four of UCLA's boats advanced to the second day of the San Diego Crew Classic Saturday afternoon, as two of the Bruins' crews finished first in their respective heats. UCLA's second varsity eight and freshman eight entries captured first-place finishes.

The varsity eight crew raced to a second-place finish Saturday morning, posting a time of 6 minutes and 42.03 seconds. USC took first place, racing in 6:37.36. Oregon State, Clemson and Loyola Marymount rounded out the top five.

UCLA's second varsity eight posted a time of 7:02.80, finishing in first place just 1.79 seconds ahead of Stanford. Washington State, San Diego State, Clemson and Loyola Marymount rounded out the top six of the 2V8 race.

The Bruins' freshman eight crew registered a first-place time of 7:23.59. Stanford took second place, finishing in 7:29.50, less than four seconds ahead of UC Davis (7:33.16). San Diego State took fourth place, as West Virginia, UC Irvine and Sonoma State finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

UCLA continues its competition at the San Diego Crew Classic on Sunday when the freshman eight crew rows at 9:45 a.m. in the Laurel Korholz Perpetual Trophy Grand Final. The Bruins' second varsity eight boat takes the water at 10:40 a.m. in the Stitt Hungness Trophy Grand Final. The open eight crew rows in the Carley Copley Cup Grand Final at 11:20 a.m. UCLA's varsity eight crew begins its race at 11:35 a.m. in the Jessop-Whittier Cup Grand Final.

Trophy presentations on Sunday will begin once all races have finished at 12:10 p.m.

Saturday's Rowing Results

Jessop-Whittier Cup - Varsity Eight
1. USC 6:37.36
2. UCLA 6:42.03
3. Oregon State 6:43.66
4. Clemson 6:49.43
5. Loyola Marymount 7:01.49

Stitt-Hungness Trophy - Second Varsity Eight
1. UCLA 7:02.80
2. Stanford 7:04.59
3. Washington State 7:04.93
4. San Diego State 7:16.21
5. Clemson 7:16.67
6. Loyola Marymount 7:42.90

Laurel Korholz Perpetual Trophy - Novice Eight
1. UCLA 7:23.59
2. Stanford 7:29.50
3. UC Davis 7:33.16
4. San Diego State 8:02.45
5. West Virginia 8:13.09
6. UC Irvine 8:18.13
7. Sonoma State 8:28.20

Carley Copley Cup - Open Eight
1. USC 7:41.40
2. UCLA 7:57.83
3. St. Mary's 8:06.69
4. Stanford 8:06.90
5. Santa Clara 8:12.74
6. Lake Union 8:51.83
7. LARC 9:00.40

UCLA's Rowing Lineups (Saturday)

Varsity 8: Vanessa Teff (stroke), Patricia Dudziec, Lynn Hancock, Hayley Robinson, Elizabeth Lee, Alexandra Howard, Erin Haggerty, Jessica Fritz, Kirsten Potenza (coxswain)

2nd Varsity 8: Emily Wachtel (stroke), Erin Rice, Elizabeth Herron, Destinie Slavich, Renee Cornwell, Vanessa Jansen, Brittany Merchant, Alexis Kalionzes, Megan McQuown (coxswain)

Freshman 8: Christina King (stroke), Alexandra Lauren, Kaitlin Doering, Lauren Counter, Jessica Buzawa, Lillian Sakkis, Danielle Piccinini, Anne Schier, Brittany Liljeqvist (coxswain)

Open 8: Maida Habibovic (stroke), Samantha Melzer, Briana Hernandez, Caitlyn Czisny, Ashley Guzik, Megan Lightfoot, Jennifer Weber, Bree Hemingway, Emily Wachtel (coxswain)

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