No. 12 UCLA Women's Rowing Finishes Fifth at Pac-10 Championships

May 16, 2010

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The No. 12 UCLA women's rowing team registered a fifth-place finish at Pac-10 Championships on Sunday morning on Lake Natoma. The Bruins collected 22 points in the championship totals, finishing ahead of Washington State and Oregon State.

UCLA's varsity eight raced to a fourth-place finish, posting a time of 6:43.86, behind California (6:29.68), Stanford (6:30.74) and USC (6:36.56). Rounding out the field in the varsity eight was Washington (6:45.73), Washington State (6:47.38) and Oregon State (6:52.27).

The Bruins' second varsity finished sixth, while UCLA's varsity four posted a third-place finish, trailing first-place Washington (7:28.10) and California (7:35.00). The varsity four clocked in at 7:36.10, while the Bruins' second varsity finished in 6:59.00.

UCLA's novice eight finished sixth, recording a time of 7:09.10.

California won the Pac-10 title, edging second-place by one half of a point in the final point totals. Washington finished third, collecting 31.5 points, while USC posted a fourth-place finish with 24.5 points. Behind fifth-place UCLA was Washington State and Oregon State, as each school tallied 17.5 points and eight points, respectively.

The NCAA women's rowing selection show takes place online (ncaasports.com) on Tuesday, May 18 at a time to be determined.

Championship Point Totals
1. California - 39.5
2. Stanford - 39
3. Washington - 31.5
4. USC - 24.5
5. UCLA - 22
6. Washington State - 17.5
7. Oregon State - 8

Varsity Eight
1. California - 6:29.68
2. Stanford - 6:30.74
3. USC - 6:36.56
4. UCLA - 6:43.86
5. Washington - 6:45.73
6. Washington State - 6:47.38
7. Oregon State - 6:52.27

Second Varsity Eight
1. Stanford - 6:44.80
2. Washington - 6:48.90
3. California - 6:50.60
4. Washington State - 6:52.80
5. USC - 6:59.00
6. UCLA - 7:00.80
7. Oregon State - 7:02.70

Varsity Four
1. Washington - 7:28.10
2. California - 7:35.00
3. UCLA - 7:36.10
4. Stanford - 7:38.80
5. USC - 7:40.30
6. Washington State - 7:48.40
7. Oregon State - 7:50.50

Novice Eight
1. Washington - 6:53.70
2. Stanford - 6:58.00
3. California - 7:01.40
4. Oregon State - 7:02.00
5. Washington State - 7:06.20
6. UCLA - 7:09.10
7. USC - 7:12.10

UCLA's Racing Lineups

Varsity 8+: (stroke) Lauren Counter, (7) Rachel LaBella, (6) Alexandra Bolt, (5) Lynn Hancock, (4) Britta Syverson, (3) Hillary Caldwell, (2) Kristin Fitzmorris, (bow) Anastasia Alexander, (coxswain) Alaizah Koorji

Second Varsity 8+: (stroke) Taylor Vella, (7) Caroline Curson, (6) Jessica McGuire, (5) Anna Musky-Goldwyn, (4) Kaitlin Doering, (3) Alexa Farafontoff, (2) Kirstin Snook, (bow) Erica Lockard, (coxswain) Mia Hamano

Varsity 4+: (stroke) Christina Sprouse, (3) Alexis McPhee, (2) Katherine Hruska, (bow) Anne Schier, (coxswain) Ariel Handler

Novice 8+: (stroke) Natasha Weidemann, (7) Lauren King, (6) Tamar Schaap, (5) Mariko Snyder, (4) Emily McLaughlin, (3) Lucy Thomas, (2) Kayla Cox, (bow) Jennifer Monacelli, (coxswain) Alex McEnroe

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