All Six UW Boats Advance to Grand Finals at Crew Classic

April 5, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Five of six Washington crews won their heats Saturday, including all three men's boats that registered the fastest times in their events during the first day of the 35th-annual San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.

The Huskies also clocked the best preliminary time in the women's junior varsity eight competition while the women's novice eight crew won its heat.

Those five heat winners, along with Washington's third-place women's varsity eight, will compete in their respective grand final races Sunday morning at the prestigious two-day regatta.

The Huskies are competing at the San Diego event for the first time since 2004. They participated in the first 31 Crew Classics before taking a three-year break.

The San Diego committee put together an outstanding field for the 35th-annual Crew Classic. Many of the country's finest collegiate crews are competing, including five of the six top finishers from the men's grand final of the 2007 IRA Championships. The men's varsity eight entries are highlighted by national champion Washington along with Harvard and Stanford, who tied for second at last spring's IRA Regatta. California and Princeton are also racing in San Diego after placing fifth and sixth, respectively in last year's national championship race.

The women's varsity eight field features six teams ranked in the preseason top 20, including fourth-ranked USC, the third-place finisher at the 2007 NCAA Championships. Also racing in San Diego are No. 6 Stanford, No. 15 Washington State, No. 16 Clemson, No. 17 Washington and No. 18 UCLA.

The grand finals begin Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Jessop-Whitter Cup race to determine the women's varsity eight champion. The Copley Cup for men's varsity eight crews is slated for 9:15 a.m. The last of six grand finals involving UW crews is the men's freshman eight final at 11:30 a.m.


(Following are the results from Saturday's first day of the San Diego Crew Classic. A more details recap of today's races will be available on this page later this afternoon.)


SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC RESULTS
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Mission Bay; San Diego, Calif.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

Copley Cup (Men's Varsity Eight)
Heat A
1, Washington, 5:41.60
2, Harvard, 5:46.82
3, Stanford, 5:48.07
4, Syracuse, 5:51.17
5, Oregon State, 5:56.17
6, UC San Diego, 6:01.60
7, Colgate, 6:12.07

Heat B
1, California, 5:45.40
2, Yale, 5:45.71
3, Northeastern, 5:46.18
4, Princeton, 5:47.81
5, Pennsylvania, 5:57.15
6, Purdue, 6:03.78

UW Lineup: cox-Katelin Snyder, stroke-Will Crothers, 7-Heath Allen, 6-Jessiah Johnson, 5-Simon Taylor, 4-Blaise Didier, 3-Roko Svast, 2-Toby Dankbaar, bow-Lowell Neal.


Jessop-Whittier Cup (Women's Varsity Eight)
Heat A

1, USC, 6:27.00
2, Washington State, 6:27.94
3, Washington, 6:29.50
4, Clemson, 6:30.03
5, Purdue, 6:48.22

Heat B
1, Stanford, 6:30.67
2, UCLA, 6:31.95
3, Wisconsin, 6:33.01
4, Louisville, 6:39.24

UW Lineup: cox-Alysha Koorji, stroke-Kara Farquharson, 7-Heather Young, 6-Rosanne DeBoef, 5-Erika Shaw, 4-Kelly Foster, 3-Ashley Jones, 2-Kim Kennedy, bow-Lia Prins.


Men's Junior Varsity Eight
Heat A

1, California, 5:58.73
2, Stanford, 6:03.50
3, Oregon State, 6:03.95
4, UC San Diego, 6:23.64
5, UCLA, 6:23.88
6, UC Davis, 6:43.01
7, USC, 6:46.26

Heat B
1, Washington, 5:54.70
2, Harvard, 5:57.83
3, UC Davis, 6:19.27
4, Orange Coast College, 6:22.26
5, Santa Clara, 6:34.92
6, UC Irvine, 6:36.51

UW Lineup: cox-Micah Perrin, stroke-Drew Fowler, 7-Graham Oglend, 6-Bart-Jan Caron, 5-Steve Full, 4-David VanBolt, 3-Trevor Mollenkopf, 2-Andrew Beaton, bow-Stephen Connolly.


Women's Junior Varsity Eight
Heat A

1, USC, 6:40.40
2, Washington State, 6:43.18
3, Clemson, 6:47.95
4, Louisville, 6:50.96
5, Kansas State, 6:52.03
6, San Diego, 7:01.76
7, Sacramento State, 7:04.75

Heat B
1, Washington, 6:39.30
2, UCLA, 6:49.42
3, Stanford, 6:50.65
4, St. Joseph's, 7:05.15
5, Purdue, 7:07.18
6, San Diego State, 7:14.37
7, Loyola, 7:19.93

UW Lineup: cox-Isabelle Woodward, stroke-Erika Sweet, 7-Alison Browning, 6-Kim Armstrong, 5-Erin Knox, 4-Helen Wall, 3-Samantha Smith, 2-Kayleigh Mack, bow-Hanne Trafnik.


Men's Freshman Eight
Heat A

1, Washington, 5:54.70
2, Stanford, 6:02.01
3, Orange Coast College, 6:07.88
4, Sonoma State, 6:25.83
5, Colorado, 6:33.23
6, UC Davis, 6:33.70
7, Washington State, 6:40.54

Heat B
1, San Diego, 6:18.98
2, Pennsylvania, 6:22.99
3, Notre Dame, 6:28.88
4, UCLA, 6:37.00
5, UC Irvine, 6:39.63
6, Loyola, 6:54.08
7, San Diego State, 7:15.50

Heat C
1, California, 5:59.28
2, Oregon State, 6:10.15
3, UC San Diego, 6:18.94
4, Santa Clara, 6:27.19
5, St. Mary's, 6:53.02
6, Pacific, 7:08.19
7, California Maritime, 7:10.66

UW Lineup: cox-Alex Chalk, stroke-Hans Struzyna, 7-Noah O'Connell, 6-Nenad Bulicic, 5-Anthony Jacob, 4-Matt Zapel, 3-Tyler Ensky, 2-Bede Clarke, bow-Trevor Walchenbach.


Women's Novice Eight
Heat A

1, Orange Coast College, 7:14.25
2, USC, 7:18.59
3, Stanford, 7:28.90
4, UC Irvine, 7:30.00
5, UC San Diego, 7:36.48
6, Arizona State, 7:55.00

Heat B
1, Washington State, 7:03.64
2, UC Davis, 7:16.21
3, San Diego, 7:37.75
4, UC Santa Barbara, 7:44.93
5, Sonoma State, 7:54.39

Heat C
1, Washington, 7:04.63
2, San Diego State, 7:06.83
3, Clemson, 7:11.55
4, St. Joseph's, 7:14.90
5, UCLA, 7:22.43
6, Sacramento State, 7:29.90

UW Lineup: cox-Katherine Mahoney, stroke-Jessica Thimmig, 7-Kira O'Sullivan, 6-Kaiini Macarro, 5-Kerry Simmonds, 4-Cody Brazen, 3-Gina Matteo, 2-Sarah Ryan, bow-Hannah Austin.

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