Class Race Opens 2006 Rowing Season

March 1, 2006

The UCLA women's rowing team will kick off the 2006 season with its third annual Parent/Alumni Day & Intra-Squad Class Race on Saturday, March 4th at the UCLA boathouse in Marina del Rey.

The first intra-squad race will take place at 8:30, followed by a second heat at 8:40. After the petite final and grand final races, parents and alumni will have the opportunity to row alongside the varsity athletes. The alumni will compete against the varsity eight at 9:40 in a 1000m race.

Following the rowing events, two new boats will be christened. The team has decided to name the pairs Caroline and Lady Viking.

The projected line-ups for the intra-squad competition are:

Senior/Sophomore 8+: Liz Pallas-Jacobs (stroke), Erin Haggerty, Vanessa Jansen, Patricia Dudziec, Sarah Lombardo, Elizabeth Herron, Maida Habibovic, Lora Batina, Megan McQuown (cox).
Junior 8+: Jessica Fritz (stroke), Erin Rice, Brittany Merchant, Elizabeth Lee, Alexis Kalionzes, Audrey Kuo, Leah Wachtel, Clara Cartwright, Kirsten Potenza (cox).
Freshman 'A' 8+: Vanessa Teff (stroke), Katja Wanberg, Victoria Kaso, Alexandra Howard, Candace Ferguson, Kerry Kilduff, Laura Garnett, Larisa Pender-Healy, Chanel Suares (cox).
Freshman 'B' 8+: Jennifer Weber (stroke), Meleana Carr, Katie Virk, Laura Ferretti, Sheerin Salimi, Megan Lightfoot, Jennifer Troung, Bree Hemingway, Emily Wachtel (cox).

Schedule of Events
8:30 am - Women's Intra-squad Heat #1
(Seniors/Sophomores vs. Freshmen A)
8:40 am - Women's Intra-squad Heat #2
(Juniors vs. Freshmen B)
9:00 am - Women's Intra-squad Petite Final
9:10 am - Women's Intra-squad Grand Final
9:40 am - Varsity 8+ vs. UCLA Alumni
9:55 am - Parent Row
10:20 am - Boat Christenings
10:30 am - Brunch

Looking ahead -- The Bruins will open the regular season on Saturday, March 11th when they host LMU.

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