Trojans Earn Three Silvers At San Diego Crew Classic

March 28, 2010

The No. 10 USC women's rowing team posted three silver-place finishes in a strong conclusion to the 37th annual San Diego Crew Classic on Sunday (March 28) in Mission Bay, Calif.

USC's first varsity of cox Dionne Licudine, 
Ivana Filipovic, 
Liene Bertasjus, Lenka Vrecnikova
, Helen Tinkus, Anna Weirzbowska, 
Maria Wilgotsson, 
Iskra Angelova
 and Ewa Tymoszewska finished second in 6:37.48, only three seconds behind No. 3 Virginia (6:34.20). UCLA (6:41.95) was third.

The Trojans' second varsity also took second, edged by Virginia A in the final meters of the race. The USC boat of cox Tanya Ouyang
, Marlena Adamska
, Anna Janicka, Ewelina Nowak, 
Jelena Zelenovic
, Gaby Zarate De Macedo
, Magda Janicka
, Carin Andersson
 and Kinga Mikolajczyk

 led for most of the race, but was caught at the end by the Cavaliers' boat, which won in 6:50.00 to USC's 6:50.25. Virginia B (6:54.89) was third.

In the Open/Club eight, the Trojans took their third second of the day. USC held a slight lead over UCLA in the first 500 meters but could not hold them off Bruins over the final 500 meters of the 2K course. 

UCLA won in 7:13.20 to 
USC's 7:19.98. 
Villanova was third (7:26.95). USC's boat consisted of cox Lisa Kolstad, Caroline Sederowsky, 
Kate McFetridge
, Jana Vyhnankova
, Andrea Vehovec, 
Emily Hacker, 
Laura Pomatto, Megan Berry 
and Lauren Smolenski

USC's novice eight of cox Jennah Blau, Rachel Moll
, Karley Kirk, 
Barbra Romer
, Hannah Bowen, Cailin McLennan, 
Anne Turner, 
Andrea Oaxaca and Melanie Grindle started strong and moved into the lead early but ultimately finished in a close sixth place (7:39.40).

First Varsity
1. Virginia 6:34.20, 2. 
USC 6:37.48
, 3. UCLA 6:41.95, 
4. Washington State 6:44.06, 
5. Radcliffe 6:53.33, 
6. Grand Valley 6:58.20.

Second Varsity
1. Virginia A 6:50.00, 2. 
USC 6:50.25, 3. 
Washington State 6:53.00, 4. 
Virginia B 6:54.89
, 5. UCLA 6:57.07, 6. 
Radcliffe 6:59.54

Open/Club
1. UCLA 7:13.20
, 2. USC 7:19.98, 3. 
Villanova 7:26.95, 4. 
UC Irvine Alumni 7:45.53, 5. 
UCSB 7:54.19, 6. San Diego State Alumni 8:27.29

Novice
1. Washington State 7:17.20, 2. 
UCLA 7:22.45, 3. 
Oklahoma 7:27.76
, 4. Minnesota 7:28.31, 5. 
Sacramento State 7:38.97
, 6. USC 7:39.40.

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