NCAA women's rowing championships: California and Washington schools shine
Day one of the NCAA women's rowing championships in Indianapolis, Ind. is in the books and, surprising to no one, the California schools took center stage. Stanford won three heats, California won two and USC and UCLA placed in the top-three consistently as the Pac-12 showed its colors.
— Indiana Sports Corp (@GameDayIndy) May 30, 2014
All of today's heats were 1,500 meters.
Joined by Washington and Washington State, who both had top-three finishes in certain heats, the Pac-12 finds itself in a good position heading into the weekend.
The conference was especially strong in the 8+ round, where in heat three UCLA finished third, Washington State placed fourth and Cal took its first heat of the day with a winning time of 6:19.335.
Later in the day, the Washington schools banded together, along with Stanford, as the schools again placed three in the top-six. The Cardinal won their final heat of the day, with the Huskies finishing second and the Cougars coming in fourth.
Below are the results for the Pac-12 schools, with the winner of the heat in parenthesis - if they didn't belong to the Pac-12 conference, which, on this day, didn't happen too often. Team captains are also named.
Div I: I 8+
(Ohio State) USC - 3rd (Vineta Moca) 06:26.174
Stanford - 1st (Anna Dawson) 06:20.991
California - 1st (Aggie Nowinski) 06:19:335
UCLA - 3rd (Natalie Pettee) 06:31.291
Washington State - 4th (Jordan Watson) 06:37.335
(Brown) Washington - 2nd (Patricia Obee) 06:22.434
Div I: II 8+
(Brown) Washington - 3rd (Grace Spoors) 06:31.299
Stanford - 1st (Courtney Carrabino) 06:31.821
(Ohio State) California - 2nd (Sarah Schwartz) 06:33.099
(Virginia) UCLA - 2nd (Carolina Paini) 06:34.768
Washington State - 3rd (Megan McDonald) 06:37.830
USC - 4th (Katherine Gleadow) 06:42.301
— USC Women's Rowing (@USCWomensRowing) May 30, 2014
Div I: 4+
(Brown) USC - 2nd (Lindsay Gibson) 07:14.436
California - 1st (Dorothy Beckendorff) 07:07.874
UCLA - 3rd (Victoria Babson) 07:28.542
No Pac-12 finishers
Stanford - 1st (Ellie Parker) 07:13.761
Washington - 2nd (Elisabeth Odland) 07:16.874
Washington State - 4th (Alyssa Rumann) 07:27.551
Great Day 1 action shots: All three UW boats advance automatically to semis on Saturday! http://t.co/vgbC57aqRi
— UW Husky Crew (@UWHuskyCrew) May 30, 2014
Saturday's semifinal action gets started with the I 8+ races beginning at 5:30 a.m. PT. The top-three finishers in each of Saturday's events advance to the upper final, while all others advance to the lower final.