No. 14 UCLA Rowing Finishes San Diego Crew Classic with Solid Effort

April 1, 2007

Mission Bay, Calif. - The UCLA Women's rowing team finished their racing at the second day of the San Diego Crew Classic with one first place finish and three other finishes in the top 4.

UCLA's freshman eight took the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy by registering a winning time of 7 minutes and 6.87 seconds, nearly 10 seconds ahead of second place Oregon St. (7:16.29). Stanford finished in 7:17.51 to take third, with Cal close behind in 4th at 7:18.96. Kansas St. and Wash St. finished behind the pack.

The No.14-ranked UCLA women's varsity 8 battled with Stanford in the grand final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup before finished in 4th place with a time of 7:01.75. No.8-ranked USC won the race by finishing in 6:52.23, while top ranked Cal and No.11-ranked Stanford rounded out the top 3. The Bruins paced the Oregon St. and No.18-ranked Washington St. boats, which finished in 5th and 6th place, respectively.

The UCLA 2nd varsity eight found itself in a fight with Oregon St. for 2nd place in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race. The Beavers narrowly beat the Bruins to 2nd place by less than two-tenths of a second, behind 1st place USC. Cal, Washington St. and Stanford completed the top-6 finishes.

In Carley Copley Cup grand final, the UCLA women's open 8 boat raced to a 3rd place finish, behind Trojan and California boats. San Diego St. clocked in with a 4th place finish, ahead of the Cal Alumnae and River City boats.

Sunday's Rowing Results

Jessop-Whittier Cup
Women's Varsity 8 Grand Final
1 USC - 6:52.23
2 Cal - 6:59.99
3 Stanford - 7:01.08
4 UCLA - 7:01.75
5 Oregon St - 7:06.30
6 Wash St - 7:06.74

Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy
Women's 2nd Varsity 8 Grand Final
1 USC 7:06.60
2 Oregon St 7:09.82
3 UCLA 7:10.00
4 Cal 7:14.06
5 Wash St 7:18.52
6 Stanford 7:22.03

Carley Copley Cup
Women's Open 8 Grand Final
1 USC 7:15.40
2 Cal 7:15.69
3 UCLA 7:33.64
4 SDSU 7:46.76
5 Cal Alumnae 8:04.72
6 River City 8:22.48

Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy
Women's Freshman 8 Grand Final
1 UCLA 7:06.87
2 Oregon St 7:16.29
3 Stanford 7:17.51
4 Cal 7:18.96
5 Kansas St 7:21.24
6 Wash St 7:26.54

UCLA's Rowing Lineups (Sunday)

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)

Looking Ahead:

The Bruins enjoy two weeks of practice before returning to action on April 14-15 at the Stanford Invitational in Redwood Shores, Calif. The UCLA crew enjoyed great success at last year's Stanford Invitational, winning races against Tennessee, Central Florida, and Clemson.

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