Six Pac-12 women's rowing teams advance boats to NCAA semifinals
Teams from the Pac-12 have won six of the 16 titles in the history of NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships. With six Pac-12 boats in this weekend’s 22-team field at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. — and 15 of 18 of those crews advancing to the semifinals, including all three boats from USC, Cal, Washington and Stanford — the conference has a good chance to pick up number seven.
— USC Women's Rowing (@USCWomensRowing) May 31, 2013
Overall, it was a rebound performance for the Trojans, who finished in second place at the Pac-12 Championships on May 19.
— Conor Bullis (@CoachBullis) May 31, 2013
The Washington varsity eight started off Friday with a second-place finish in 6:56.88, seven seconds off the lead but with a cushion of five and a half seconds over third-place Michigan. The second varsity eight race was closer, as the Huskies finished just two seconds behind Brown. In the varsity four race, however, Washington’s boat claimed first place with a time of 8:01.71, more than five seconds ahead of Notre Dame.
Good luck to @stanfordrowing going into the semifinals this weekend represent STANU
— Stanford Football (@STANUfootball) May 31, 2013
— UCLA Women's Rowing (@UCLA_Rowing) May 31, 2013
Unfortunately for the Bruins, they could not complete the trifecta, as their varsity four crew finished in third in both the heat and repechage despite an improvement of more than three seconds.