Stanford Frosh Oarswomen See First Action At Newport Autumn Rowing Festival

Nov. 2, 2009

  • Newport Autumn Rowing Festival Results

    NEWPORT HARBOR, Calif. - Stanford women's rowing's freshmen and walk-ons got the chance to make their 2009-10 debuts as Cardinal oarswomen over the weekend at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival. Competing in the Women's Frosh/Novice 8+ event, the Stanford 'A' boat placed fourth while the 'B' boat took 12th.

    The new rowers were seeing their first action after opening rowing practices in mid-October.

    'I'm very happy with the freshmen women's performance this weekend,' said women's novice coach and lightweight assistant coach Katie Sweet. 'This was the first race for most of the freshmen and they raced aggressively and maturely. It was a great start to their collegiate careers.'

    The Stanford 'A' boat crossed the line with a time of 18:56.287, behind boats from San Diego State, USC and San Diego, respectively. The 'B' boat came in with a final time of 21:13.220 to finish 12th in the event.

    The Newport Autumn Racing Festival is one of the West Coast's premiere Fall Head Racing regattas and features competition from top California programs in collegiate, masters and junior categories. Its 4,400-meter race launches the field through the Via Lido bridge and around Lido Island, past the homes of movie stars with the final 2,000-meter straightaway passing under the Pacific Coast Highway bridge. The crews sprint to the finish in front of the crowd on the beach at the host Newport Aquatic Center.

    Stanford 'A' lineup (Fourth)

    Cox Kiera Galloway
    Jackie Klimes
    Christina Walker
    Esthena Barlow
    Sarah Bolmer
    Madeline Jansen
    Megan O'Neil
    Maria Bowe
    Erin Epp

    Stanford 'B' Lineup (12th)

    Cox Luisa Russell
    Ally Edwards
    Abigail Andrews
    Margaret Rawson
    Felicia King
    Catherine Musharige
    Omonigho Oiyemhonian
    Elise DeBuysser
    Tierney O'Rourke

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