Teammates Clash at Annual Crew Pair Head Event

Nov. 8, 2003

SEATTLE - Senior Ian Sawyer and junior Kyle Larson combined to win the men's event by a convincing 16-second margin while the junior duo of Eva Hershaw and Gemma Edward-Aron claimed the women's title Saturday morning at Washington's annual Pair Head races on Lake Washington.

Sawyer and Larson, who were both members of the Huskies' varsity eight that won the Henley Royal Regatta Ladies Challenge Plate in July, completed the 4,800-meter course in 18-minutes, 9.0-seconds. The junior pair of Nick Hudson and Evan Galloway posted a second-place time of 18:41.5 followed by Martin Rogulia and Marko Petrovic with a time of 18:48.4.

Hershaw and Edward-Aron clocked a time of 21:18.2 to win the women's race. The duo of sophomores Allison DePalma and Olivia Morrow finished nine seconds back with a second-place time of 21.27.2. A Washington State pair placed third with a time of 21.31.0s.

Four of Washington's women's pairs were disqualified from the race for failing to stay on the correct side of all the buoys that marked the final turn on the race course.

The Pair Head event was essentially an intra-squad affair with Husky teammates grouped in numerous duos with no four- or eight-oared events included on the racing card. Four boats from Washington State participated in the women's event.

The same course will be used tomorrow when the fall rowing season concludes with the Head of the Lake Regatta. Racing begins at 8 a.m. for the 50-race regatta that is co-hosted by the Huskies and the Lake Washington Rowing Club.

The races start at the north end of Lake Union, continue through Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut into Union Bay, where a wide 180 degree turn points boats toward the finish line, near the Huskies' Conibear Shellhouse.

The 'head' races are a break from the straight, 2,000-meter courses customarily contested by collegians. Teams begin from a single-file line with boats starting at approximately 15-second intervals apart. There will be brief breaks between events of approximately one minute.

Joining the Huskies a the Head of the Lake competition will be collegiate crews from Washington State, Syracuse, Stanford, Michigan State, and Oregon State. This event showcases collegiate rowers, as well as junior and masters rowers. The 50 races scheduled range from single sculls, doubles and fours to eight-oared crews. The featured events are the men's and women's open eight's and the men's and women's open single. They will be the opening events of the regatta.

The UW rowers have competed in one other head race this fall, the Portland Loop competition two weekends ago (Oct. 25). The Huskies swept all three races in which they entered a boat.

This weekend's races complete Washington's brief fall racing season. The Huskies begin winter training next week in preparation for the upcoming spring season. The 2004 season gets underway March 27 with the annual Class Day Regatta.

Lake Washington; Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 8, 2003

Women's Pair Results
1. Eva Hershaw/Gemma Edward-Aron, UW, 21.18.2
2. Allison DePalma/Olivia Morrow, UW, 21.27.2
3. Washington State 'A', 21.31.0
4. Marah Connole/Sanda Hangan, UW, 21.36.9
5. Signe Johannes/Sarah Hubbard, UW, 21.43.9
6. Caitlin Davis/Megan Kalmoe, UW, 22.02.7
7. Washington State 'B', 22.12.4
8. Keegan Ryan/Analena Shepherd, UW, 22.21.4
9. Washington State 'C', 23.36.5
DQ-Yvonnke Stenken/Mary Reeves, UW, 21.02.5
DQ-Amanda Jensen/Alina Tabacaru, UW, 21.20.2
DQ-Janelle Dubbins/Michael Kohan, UW, 21.20.2
DQ-Nicole Mazikowski/Erin Lee, UW, 22.19.9

Men's Pair Results (all UW boats)
1. Ian Sawyer/Kyle Larson, 18.09.0
2. Nick Hudson/Evan Galloway, 18.41.5
3. Martin Rogulia/Marko Petrovic, 18.48.4
4. Brett Newlin/Scott Gault, 18.49.6
5. Adam Schmidt/Adam Van Winkle, 19.02.2
6. Sam Burns/Andy Derrick, 19.03.9
7. Seth Berling/Matt Kopicky, 19.09.0
8. John Kenfield/Ben Fletcher, 19.17.0

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