Varsity Eight Beats No. 18 Iowa

April 13, 2002

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The ninth-ranked USC women's rowing Varsity Eight boat defeated No. 18 Iowa in a dual race held Saturday morning at the Long Beach Marine Stadium at the Pete Archer Rowing Center. The teams raced a total of three boats -- Varsity Eight, JV Eight, Varsity Four -- as the Hawkeyes garnered victories in the JV and V4 races.

Iowa's JV Eight crew held a lead in the JV Eight race from the start and crossed the finished line 17-seconds ahead of the Trojans who finished in 7:05.2. The Varsity Four was a much tighter race. Despite holding the lead for most of the race, the Trojans were beat in the sprint as Iowa crossed the line in 7:45.3 and USC followed in 7:47.6.

USC never trailed in the featured Varsity Eight race. Pulling ahead at the start, the Trojans crossed the line in a time of 6:30.8. The Hawkeyes finished in 6:36.2.

Long Beach State, who competed in an earlier race in Newport Beach, also participated in two of the races. The 49ers finished third in the Varsity Four race with a time of 7:51.9. LBSU and USC also held a separate Novice Eight race as the Trojans finished first in 7:25.11 and Long Beach State was timed at 7:42.4.

Following are complete race results:

Varsity Eight
(1) USC - 6:30.8
(2) Iowa - 6:36.2

USC Varsity Eight: Ivelina Boteva, Zo� Hoskins, Jeanne De Lapoyade, Katrin Gleie, Marketa Vochoskova, Katie Sadalski, Andrea Korom, Andria Shook, (cox) Melissa Zimel.

JV Eight
(1) Iowa - 6:48.0
(2) USC - 7:05.2

USC JV Eight: Kate Kaso, April Hudlett, Lauren Buford, Margeaux Witte, Kate Donovan, Molly Danielson, Raven Taylor, Julia Miles, (cox) Jessica Patterson.

Varsity Four
(1) Iowa - 7:45.3
(2) USC - 7:47.6
(3) Long Beach State - 7:51.9

USC Varsity Four: (stroke) Shruthi Aradhya, Amber Aura, Sarah Meade, (bow) Brenda Bower, (cox) Sarah Barnes.

Novice Eight
(1) USC - 7:25.11
(2) Long Beach State - 7:42.4

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