Bruins Capture Fourth Overall At The Head Of The Lake Competition

Nov. 15, 2004

Seattle, Washington -- The UCLA Women's Rowing team surpassed top competitors University of Minnesota and Washington State to an impressive fourth place finish at the Head of the Lake Competition on Sunday in Seattle, Wash. The Bruins completed the 4700 meter course with a time of 16:28.38, coming in third among the U.S. Colleges competing in the event.

In their first time competing at the Head of the Lake, the Bruins had an outstanding performance, falling only to the University of Washington, Stanford University and the University of Victoria - some of the premiere rowing teams at the event. The University of Washington won the event in a time of 16:10.38, with Stanford following behind with a time of 16:13.93.

Sunday's line up for the Varsity squad consisted of Liz Pallas-Jacobs (stroke), Kristin Bixel, Elizabeth Lee, Jessica Rogers, Monica Grova, Kelsey Hicks, Lauren Hamann, Emina Ong (cox). The same squad competed last week at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival and the Head of the Marina competitions, finishing in second and first place. The Bruins ended their fall rowing season with a squad consisting of six seniors - Bixel, Rogers, Grova, Hicks, Hamann, and Ong.

The Bruins will open up the 2005 spring rowing season with the annual Parent/Alumni Day and class race on March 3rd at Marina Del Rey. Pac-10 competition will commence with a head-to-head race against rivals USC on March 20tn at Marina Del Rey. The Bruins will face Minnesota once again on April 23 at Lake Phalen in Minnesota.