Cougars Complete Morning Racing at NCAA Championships

May 28, 2010

GOLD RIVER, Calif. - Washington State University women's rowing completed the morning session of day one of the 2010 NCAA Championships Friday at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center and will continue with the Repechage heats Friday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Each of the first three teams from the three heats in each event move on to Saturday's semifinals, while the other seven schools will compete for three spots in the semifinals in the Repechage heat beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The other four teams from the Repechage will move on to the Third Final (places 13-16) Sunday.

The Cougar varsity eight, comprised of coxswain Corina Chilibeck, stroke Sarah Wolff, Katie Dick, Lisa Roman, Irena Neffeova, Allie Reilly, Justine Galbraith, Hannah Rothstrom and Kyann Martin finished fifth in the first heat in a time of 6:30.96, just over a second behind Washington in fourth with a mark of 6:29.29. Top-seeded California won the heat with a time of 6:19.00. WSU will be in heat four of the Repechage, competing against Michigan, Washington, Clemson, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Ohio State.

In the second varsity eight race, the Cougars (coxswain Lexi Ryman, stroke Natasha Ostopovich, Crystal Martin, Christian Kinck, Liz England, Erica Lewis, Corinna Sharick, Danya Levesque and Erika Jorgensen) used a mid-race push to row past Michigan State and finish fourth in the second heat with a time of 6:38.86. Stanford won the heat with a time of 6:30.44. WSU will be in lane two of the Repechage, competing against Tennessee, UCLA, Clemson, Michigan State, Ohio State and USC.

Washington State finished fifth in the second heat of the varsity four. The boat, comprised of coxswain Cayla Ravancho, Annie Eastwood, Lauren Johnson, Katie Wollstein and Sarah Powell, raced in a time of 7:33.02. Washington won the heat with a time of 7:14.71. The Cougars will be in lane four in the Repechage along with Stanford, Michigan State, UCLA, Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee.

The Division I eights will compete at 3:30 p.m. Friday, followed by the second varsity eights at 3:45 p.m. and the varsity fours at 4 p.m. Live results can be found at:

Sacramento State Aquatic Center
Lake Natoma
Gold River, Calif.
May 28-30

Heat 1
1. California, 6:19.00
2. Southern California, 6:22.92
3. Michigan State, 6:25.73
4. Washington, 6:29.29
5. Washington State, 6:30.96

Heat 2
1. Stanford, 6:30.44
2. California, 6:33.58
3. Wisconsin, 6:36.74
4. Washington State, 6:38.86
5. Michigan State, 6:44.89

Heat 2
1. Washington, 7:14.71
2. USC, 7:18.26
3. Yale, 7:20.07
4. UCLA, 7:25.16
5. Washington State, 7:33.02

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