UW Rowers Win Seven of Eight Events Sunday

Nov. 10, 2002

SEATTLE - Washington crews won seven of the eight events they entered Sunday, including the men's open eight competition at the annual Head of the Lake Regatta on Lake Washington.

The Huskies' varsity eight completed the 4,800-meter course in 15-minutes, 16.83-seconds to win the featured men's race. Oregon State was 28 seconds back with a time of 15:44.96 in the open eight competition.

Stanford won the women's main event, beating runner-up Washington by 14 seconds in the open eights. The Cardinal clocked a time of 16:57.80 and UW finished in 17:11.98. Oregon State had a third-place time of 17:14.03.

Husky crews were also victorious in both junior varsity eight events. The women finished in 17:50.66 to edge second-place Washington State by two seconds. The UW's JV men were tested only by their understudies, winning with a time of 15:30.56. The Husky 'B' team finished in 15:54.15 and Oregon State was third in 16:08.93.

The four other winning Washington boats were the women's third varsity eight (19:08.12), the women's open four (19:39.86), the men's third varsity eight (16:19.85) and the men's open four (17:31.95).

The Head of the Lake races featured several collegiate competitors from throughout the Northwest along with crews from Michigan State, Texas and UC San Diego. The regatta also showcased numerous junior and masters rowers on its 51-race slate.

The format was for 'head' races in which boats started from a single-file line at 15-second intervals with the winners determined by time. The course began in the north end of Lake Union, continued through Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut and finished in Union Bay near Washington's Conibear Shellhouse.

Sunday's regatta completed Washington's brief fall racing season. The Huskies, who are celebrating their 100th season of rowing, begin the spring season on March 29 with the annual Class Day Regatta.

Lake Washington; Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 10, 2002

Men's Open Eight
1, Washington (cox: Melissa Wengard, Dusan Nikolic Marko Petrovic, John Lorton, Sam Burns, Kyle Larson, Giuseppe Lanzone, Kevin Smythe, Ante Kusurin), 15:16.83. 2, Oregon State, 15:44.96. 3, Pocock Rowing Center, 15:48.15.

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
1, Washington 'A' (cox: Ryan Marks, Ian Sawyer, Martin Rogulia, Charles Minett, Andy Derrick, Gavin Grant, Bill Liston Matt Kopicky, Evan Galloway), 15:30.56. 2, Washington 'B', 15:54.15. 3, Oregon State, 16:08.93.

Men's Third Varsity Eight
1, Washington 'A' (Seth Berling, Eric Robinson, Nick Hudson, John Heylin, Ben Fletcher, Mike Quann, Dan McKeegan, Trevor Connell), 16:19.85. 2, Washington 'B', 16:57.07. 3, Washington 'C', 17:51.32.

Men's Open 4
1, Washington 'B' (cox: Stephen Hertzfeld, Matt Semritc, Scott Gault, John Kenfield, Casey Klingan), 17:31.95. 2, Washington 'A' (cox: Chris O'Brien, Jeff Jorgenson, Gints Salaks, Morgan West, John Taylor), 17:42.54. 3, University of Puget Sound, 18:29.11.

Women's Open Eight
1, Stanford, 16:57.80. 2, Washington (cox: Anne Hessburg, Adrienne Hunter, Carrie Stasiak, Lauren Estevenin, Sanda Hangan, Jessica Harm, Erin Curry, Courtney Matson, Gemma Edward-Aron), 17:11.98. 3, Oregon State, 17:14.03.

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
1, Washington (cox: Megan Mach, Nicole Mazikowski, Ilia Ash, Katherine Ramos, Lisa Krikava, Mary Reeves, Lindsay Schwarz, Signe Johannes, Michael Kohan), 17:50.66. 2, Washington State, 17:52.96. 3, Oregon State, 18:08.98.

Women's Third Varsity Eight
1, Washington (cox: Katie Peyer, Helen Cicero, Katie Gardner, Mieka Kalinoski, Adrienne Daigle, Katie Ball, Katie Hodapp, Annie Anderson, Emily Crandall), 19:08.12. 2, Univ. of British Columbia, 20:51.97. 3, Lake Union Crew, 21:07.92.

Women's Open 4
1, Washington 'A' (cox: Dana Ryan, Heidi Hurn, Eva Hershaw, Margaret Henry, Amanda Jensen), 19:39.86. 2, Washington 'B' (cox: Mollie Schweigert, Karen Etsell, Alaina Garrie, Janelle Dubbins, Natalie Ritchie), 20:11.14. 3, Gonzaga University, 21:21.15.

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