No. 11 USC Finishes up at San Diego Crew Classic

April 5, 2009

No. 11 USC finishes up the second day of the San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay, Calif., participating in the grand final in four different races on Sunday (April 5) morning. USC had a great showing on Saturday, posting top times in qualifying and looked towards improving on those times and hopefully bringing home some hardware on Sunday against many nationally ranked crews.

USC won the Carley Copley Cup for finishing first in the women's open category with a time of 7:25.47. The crew was coxed by Lisa Kolstad and included experienced seniors such as Robin Hextrum and Nana Gagatsovi. The crew smashed the competition, with the next closest finisher coming in with a time of 7:42.70.

In the varsity eight grand final for the Jessop-Whittier trophy, USC had a disappointing race, finishing in fourth with a time of 6:48.49 after posting the second fastest time in qualifying. They finished about a second behind third place finisher and No. 15 ranked Wisconsin and about five seconds behind the winning crew from No. 6 Michigan.

USC also finished in fourth in the JV race for Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness trophy with a time of 7:04.73. No. 4 Washington won the race with a time of 7:00.00 and USC just barely missed finishing in third, as they were two tenths of a second behind Wisconsin.

The novice crew finished out the regatta with a time of 7:56.70 in the grand finals of the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual trophy.

Below are the results from USC's races and for complete results visit

Varsity Eight Jessop-Whittier Trophy

1. Michigan 6:43.2

2. Washington 6:45.83

3. Wisconsin 6:47.24

4. USC 6:48.49

5. OSU 6:49.65

6. WSU 6:52.25

JV Eight Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy

1. Washington 7:00.00

2. Michigan 7:02.08

3. Wisconsin 7:04.71

4. USC 7:04.73

5. Notre Dame 7:09.47

6. OSU 7:11.92

Novice Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy

1. Washington 7:16.97

2. OSU 7:18.63

3. WSU 7:28.87

4. UCLA 7:35.96

5. Oklahoma 7:47.33

6. USC 7:56.70

Women's Open Carley Copley Cup

1. USC 7:25.47

2. USC Alumni 7:42.70

3. UCI 7:51.56

4. UCSB 7:56.54

5. OCC 7:58.23

6. Lake Union 8:22.84

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