Trojans At San Diego Crew Classic

March 26, 2010

The 2010 USC women's rowing team has traveled south from Los Angeles to take part in its biggest event thus far of the season at the 37th annual San Diego Crew Classic, Saturday and Sunday (March 26-27), in Mission Bay, Calif.

USC has four eights racing this weekend, its first and second varsities, an open boat and a novice boat.

The top three finishers in each of the first varsity heats will advance to the grand final on Sunday. Two teams from each heat of the second varsity, open/club and novices races will advance to Sunday's grand final.

USC is ranked tied for 10th in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches Poll. For the first year, the poll is ranking the top 20 teams, not just the varsity eights.

The Trojans' first varsity will race in the second heat of the Collegiate Varsity Invitational Whittier-Jessop Cup. USC's heat at 9 a.m. includes Radcliffe, Grand Valley and UC Davis. The first heat, at 8:50 a.m., includes Virginia, Washington State, UCLA and Villanova.

USC's second varsity will race at 10 a.m. in the first heat of three heats in pursuit of the Collegiate JV Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy. Troy's heat includes Virginia B, Sacramento State, UC Davis and KSU.

At 11:15 a.m. USC's novice squad will be participating in heat C of the preliminaries of the Collegiate Novice Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy against St. Mary's, LMU, Minnesota, Pacific and UC Santa Barbara.

Rounding out the first day of preliminary competition for the Trojans will be heat B of the Open Carley Copley Cup at 1:40 p.m. against UC Irvine, Santa Clara 1A, UC Santa Barbara and UC Sand Diego B.

For more a full schedule, click here. For more information on the event, click here.

Women's Collegiate Varsity Invitational Jessop-Whittier Cup
(9 a.m. heat on Saturday)

Cox. - Dionne Licudine

Ivana Filipovic

Liene Bertasjus
Lenka Vrecnikova

Helen Tinkus
Anna Weirzbowska

Maria Wilgotsson

Iskra Angelova

Ewa Tymoszewska

Women's Collegiate JV Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy
(10 a.m. heat on Saturday)

Cox - Tanya Ouyang

Marlena Adamska

Anna Janicka
Ewelina Nowak

Jelena Zelenovic

Gaby Zarate De Macedo

Magda Janicka

Carin Andersson

Kinga Mikolajczyk

Women's Open Carley Copley Cup
(1:40 p.m. heat on Saturday)

Cox. - Lisa Kolstad

Caroline Sederowsky

Kate McFetridge

Jana Vyhnankova

Andrea Vehovec

Emily Hacker

Laura Pomatto 

Megan Berry
Lauren Smolenski

Women's Collegiate Novice - Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy

(11:15 a.m. heat on Saturday)

Cox. - Jennah Blau
Rachel Moll

Karley Kirk

Barbra Romer

Hannah Bowen 

Cailin McLennan

Anne Turner

Andrea Oaxaca

Melanie Grindle

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