Bruin Women Post Top Time At Head Of The Marina

Nov. 6, 2004

Marina del Rey, CA - Five UCLA crews competed at the Head of the Marina on Nov. 6, 2004, an annual event hosted by the California Yacht Club. The Bruin's Varsity 'A' team won the Women's Open Eight, with the best overall time of any Women's Crew at the event - 19:20.00.

The UCLA Varsity 'A' team finished 12 seconds ahead of the second place team and Marina Del Rey rival, Loyola Marymount. The UCLA Varsity 'B' crew completed the course following LMU, with a time of 20:17.00. All of the teams competed against the clock for the three mile (5000 m) course.

The UCLA Varsity ' A' lineup included Leah Wachtel, Erin Rice, Alexis Kalionzes, Jessica Holt, Jessica Fritz, Monica Grova, Kristin Bixel, Liz Pallas-Jacobs and Megan McQuown (cox). The UCLA Varsity 'B' lineup consisted of Lauren Hamann, Jessica Rogers, Elizabeth Lee, Kelsey Hicks, Melanie Salter, Brittany Merchant, Jessica Meredith, Anna Lindel and Kirsten Potenza (cox).

Three Bruin Novice squads entered the Women's Novice Eight Competition. The UCLA ' A' Crew completed the race in 20:59.00 to finish second. The Loyola Marymount 'A' crew finished 11 seconds ahead to capture first place. The UCLA 'B' squad finished in fourth place, with a time of 26.23.00, and the UCLA 'C' squad followed behind in fifth place, with a time of 27:53.00.