Women's Rowing Defeats LMU in Season-Opening Races
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. – The No. 18-ranked UCLA women's rowing program won a pair of races against Loyola Marymount in the spring season opener for both programs on Saturday morning at Ballona Creek.
UCLA raced four boats in two races – the varsity eight and the varsity four. The Bruins' varsity eight crew won its race with a time of 6:27.90, while the second varsity eight (6:41.50) finished well ahead of Loyola Marymount V8+ crew (6:50.20).
The Bruins' varsity four boat posted a first-place time of 7:16.10. UCLA's second varsity four crew had a second-place finish with a time of 7:29.60, crossing the finish line ahead of LMU's varsity four (7:41.70).
Saturday's races marked the Bruins' first true competition since one year ago, when UCLA swept four races against San Diego State (March 7, 2020). The Bruins' spring season in 2020 was substantially cut short due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UCLA will return to action in two weeks, hosting a dual meet against crosstown rival USC in Marina del Rey. Racing is scheduled to take place the morning of Saturday, March 27.
Saturday's Rowing Results
Varsity Eight (V8+)
UCLA 2V8+: 6:41.50
Varsity Four (V4+)
UCLA 2V4+: 7:29.60
UCLA's Racing Lineups
Varsity Eight (V8+): (stroke) Rosemary Varney, (7) Lucy Holgate, (6) Olivia Caesar, (5) Jessie Goodall, (4) Tasha Strudwick, (3) Mia Glinn, (2) Ellen Ulitsky, (bow) Irene Ulitsky, (coxswain) Sofia Papini.
Second Varsity Eight (2V8+): (stroke) Grace Hinckley, (7) Lucy Pullinger, (6) Paige Ortzman, (5) Leila Bernstein, (4) Shelby Meksto, (3) Sarah Coufal, (2) Allison Carr, (bow) Austyn Sirmon, (coxswain) Sydney Page.
Varsity Four (V4+): (stroke) Paula Jaramillo, (3) Grace Elias, (2) Jane DiLauro, (bow) Kieran Wild, (coxswain) Alli Hinmon.
Second Varsity Four (2V4+): (stroke) Abby Hile, (3) Audrey Goodman, (2) Margaux Bomsta, (bow) Alex Benson.