No. 8 USC Rowing First Varsity 8 And 4 Post Big Wins

April 18, 2010

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The No. 8 USC women's rowing team's first varsity eight and first varsity four each posted wins during a four-team regatta against fellow top 15 teams on Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday (April 18).

The Trojans' first varsity eight, competing against No. 7 Michigan State, No. 10 Michigan and No. 15 and host Ohio State, finished first in 6:18.0. USC's boat featuring cox Dionne Licudine, Ivana Filipovic, Liene Bertasjus, Lenka Vrecnikova, Helen Tinkus, Anna Wierzbowska, Maria Wilgotsson, Iskra Angelova and Ewa Tymoszewska edged the No. 7 Spartans, who were second in 6:19.79. The Wolverines were third (6:28.47) while the Buckeyes were fourth (6:30.38).

USC's second varsity eight of cox Tanya Ouyang, Marlena Adamska, Anna Janicka, Ewelina Nowak, Jelena Zelenovic, Gaby Zarate, Magda Janicka, Emily Hacker and Kinga Mikolajczyk was fourth in 6:34.16. Michigan (6:27.10) was first, Ohio State second (6:29.10) and Michigan State third (6:31.48).

The Trojans' varsity four of cox Caroline Trawick, Carin Andersson, Kate McFetridge, Caroline Sederowsky and Andrea Vehovec won with a 7:21.40, comfortably ahead of the second-place Spartans (7:26.40). The Buckeyes (7:31.00) were third and the Wolverines fourth (7:31.78).

In addition to today's victory over three top 15 teams, USC's first varsity eight has also defeated No. 11 UCLA, No. 12 Clemson and No. 19 Notre Dame. The only boat that has beaten it belongs to top-ranked Virginia.

USC is off until it hosts UCLA on May 1 at the Port of Los Angeles.

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