USC Opens Strong At Head Of The American

Oct. 24, 2009

USC's women's rowing team got the 2009-2010 season off to a great start as the Varsity Eight boat finished first at the Head of the American in Lake Natoma in Sacaramento, Calif., on Saturday (Oct. 24) while the Varsity Four took second.

USC's Varsity Eight `A' boat of cox. Dionne Licudine, Ivana Filipovic, Liene Bertasjus, Anna Wierzbowska, Jelena Zelenovic, Lenka Vrecnikova, Jana Vyhnankova, Iskra Angelova and Ewa Tymoszewska finished first in 16:43, easily ahead of second-place California `A', which finished in 17:18.

USC's Varsity Eight `B' boat also did quite well as cox. Lisa Kolstad, Marlena Adamska, Kinga Mikolajczyk, Gabi Zarate-DeMacedo, Andrea Vehovec, Anna Janicka, Lauren Scanlon, Kate McFetridge and Caroline Sederowsky finished fourth in 17:43.

The Trojans' Varsity Four `A' boat of cox. Tanya Ouyang, Carin Andersson, Ewelina Nowak, Maria Wilgostsson and Magda Janicka took second in 19:08 (only six seconds out of first) while the `B' boat was 10th.

Overall results here.

University Results

Eights

1. USC A 16:43
2. Cal A 17:14
3. Cal B 17:18
4. USC B 17:43
5. Stanford C 17:50
6. San Deigo State B 18:11
7. San Diego State A 18:21
8. LMU 18:49
9. San Diego State C 18:52
10. Saint Marys 19:02
11. Sonoma State 19:13
12. Mills 19:42
13. Humboldt A 19:50
14. Humboldt B 20:33
15. Humboldt C 22:36

Fours

1. Cal B 19:02
2. USC A 19:08
3. Cal D 19:28
4. Stanford A 19:40
5. LMU 20:02
6. Cal State Sacramento B 20:07
7. Cal B 20:23
8. Cal State Sacramento A 20:30
9. Cal A 20:36
10. USC B 20:38
11. Stanford B 20:47
12. Humboldt A 21:18
13. Cal State Sacramento C 21:30
14. Humboldt A 22:46
15. Mills 23:38
16. Sonoma A 27:05
17. Sonoma B 28:21
18. Sainr Marys B 22:04
19. Saint Marys A 20:32

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