Women's Rowing Varsity Eight Crew Wins Newport Autumn Rowing Festival

Nov. 2, 2003

NEWPORT BEACH - For the third consecutive year, the USC women's rowing Varsity Eight 'A' crew completed its fall racing season with a first-place finish at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival held at the Newport Beach Aquatic Center on Sunday, Nov. 2.

USC raced three varsity crews in the Women's Open Eight division and nearly swept the competition by capturing first, third and fourth place. The 'A' boat crossed the finish line in a time of 16:18 - a convincing 34-seconds faster than second-place finisher Sacramento State 'A' (16:52). The 'B' boat followed in a time of 17:05, while the 'C' boat completed the 4,400-meter course in 17:12.

Even more impressive was the fact that the Trojans could have finished first, second and third. The 'B' boat had to overcome obstacles in the final stretch after running into a buoy, which bent one of its riggers and allowed Sacramento State to row past them for second place.

USC's novice boats finished 12th and 17th in the Women's Frosh/Novice Eights race. The 'A' boat crossed the finish line in 19:47, while the 'B' boat was timed at 22:26. The Trojans also raced one boat in the Women's Open Four, where they placed 10th in a time of 20:01.

Following are the complete lineups and top five finishers of each race.

Women's Open Eight
1. USC 'A' - 16:18
2. Sacramento State 'A' - 16:52
3. USC 'B' - 17:05
4. USC 'C' - 17:12

5. Sacramento State 'B' - 17:21

USC 'A' - Brenda Bower, Kate Kaso, Andria Shook, Anna Efremova, Simone Manhold, Sarah Pomeroy, Barbora Varekova, Andrea Korom, Kathryn Weslow (cox)

USC 'B' - Kinga Marciszewska, Lauren Derby, Angela Sturman, Julia Miles, Megan Biging, Lauren Buford, Anne Molholm, Gerry Schulz, Lauren Cowan (cox)

USC 'C' - Anastasia Mazula, Brittany Mohr, Michaellyn Blando, Gillian Singletary, Kate Donovan, Anna Walther, Margeaux Witte, Sarah Meade, Melissa Zimel (cox)

Women's Open Four
1. Sacramento State 'A' - 17:52
2. Sacramento State 'B' - 17:53
3. LBRA - 18:21
4. Loyola Marymount - 18:57
5. SDRC - 19:05
10. USC - 20:01

USC - Jane Kim (cox), Jeanne DeLapoyade, Amanda Cross, Jennifer Luck, Melissa Masatani (bow)

Women's Frosh/Novice Eight
1. UCLA - 17:25
2. Sacramento State 'A' - 17:39
3. Orange Coast College 'A' - 17:51
4. San Diego State 'A' - 17:59
5. California 'A' - 18:22
12. USC 'B' - 19:47
17. USC 'A' - 20:26

USC 'A' - Kathy Song (cox), Laura McDaniels, Juliet Lawrence, Reva Evero, Golden Broughton, Sunday Tsai, LaNita Campbell, Lyndsay Price, Carrie Newell (bow)

USC 'B' - Connie Ou (cox), Nicole Ball, Crystal Powell, Janelle Colangelo, Anna Liberovsky, Candiss Nam, Anjali Kulkakni, Kizha Davidson, Alisa Schackman (bow)

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