Rowing To Compete At Newport Autumn Rowing Festival On Sunday

Nov. 5, 2004

LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's rowing team will compete in its second and final fall race this Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival to be held at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach. The Women of Troy's Varsity Eight crews are looking for their fourth-straight first-place finish in the Women's Open 8+ division.

Last season, USC raced three crews in the Women's Open Eight division and nearly swept the competition by capturing first, third and fourth place. The Trojans' novice boats finished 12th and 17th in the Women's Frosh/Novice Eights race and the one fours boat finished 10th.

The event, which begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, will cover a 4,400-meter course. Crews will launch from the west end of Lido Island and finish at the aquatic center.

The Women of Troy are racing three crews in the Women's Open 8+ division and two novice boats in the Women's Frosh/Novice 8+ category. The eights will launch at 8 a.m. and the novice eights at 10 a.m.

Directions to the Newport Aquatic Center are listed below and detailed information on the event can be found at or

Directions to the Newport Aquatic CenterFrom the 405 freeway in Costa Mesa, take the 55 freeway South until it becomes Newport Blvd. Continue South on Newport Blvd. Left on 17th Street. Left on Dover Drive. Right on Westcliff Drive. Right at the stop sign (still Westcliff Dr.) Right on Santiago Drive. Left on Polaris Drive. Right on Northstar Lane. Left on Whitecliffs Drive. Note: Once you reach Dover Drive, blue and white signs will help guide you to NAC.

Following are USC's expected lineups for the Rowing Festival.

Women's Open 8+

USC Varsity Eight 'A' - Lauren Cowen (cox), Simone Manhold, Tatiana Boldyreva, Ligita Kaviere, Dunja Pejcic, Anna Efremova, Diana Ivanova, Kinga Marciszewska, Barbora Varekova (bow)

USC Varsity Eight 'B' - Kathryn Weslow (cox), Kate Kaso, Anne Molholm, Sarah Pomeroy, Kate Donovan, Natalie Beglau, Megan Biging, Laura McDaniel, Lauren Derby (bow)

USC Varsity Eight 'C' - Lauren Cowan (cox), Brittany Mohr, LaNita Campbell, Golden Broughton, Kristen Souza, Lyndsay Price, Jessica Smith, Jessica Shannon, Kate McKenna (bow)

Frosh/Novice 8+

USC Novice 'A' - Liz O'Neill (cox), Kathryn White, LauraMae Bryan, TBA, Shelley Koskovich, Lisa Buckley, Ariadne Chucolowski, Claire Sullivan, Amanda Searles (bow)

USC Novice 'B' - Sarah Lambeth (cox), TBA, Erin Kellogg, TBA, Sinmi Bamghose, TBA, TBA, Sarah Tynes, Kristin Manoogian (bow)