Rowing Wraps Up Day One of the Pac-12 Invitational
HENDERSON, Nev. – The No. 19-ranked Washington State rowing team captured second place in the varsity four race on Saturday, April 10, to highlight the day one of the Pac-12 Invitational on Lake Las Vegas for the Cougars.
The No. 19-ranked Cougs began the two-day regatta by taking second in a four-team varsity four race. WSU completed the course in 7:20.95, finishing the race 1.19 seconds behind No. 5-ranked California. Washington State defeated Southern Cal and San Diego in their first race of the morning, as the Cougars held a +14.16-time margin over the Trojans and a +14.18 margin over the Toreros.
Washington State took third in both varsity eight races. The second varsity eight boat completed the course in 6:39.18, while the first varsity eight finished its race with a time of 6:35.35. No. 5 California took first place in both varsity eight races to sweep all three races on the day.
Head coach Jane LaRiviere was pleased with how her team competed on Saturday and looks forward to see her team back out in the water for day two of the Pac-12 Invitational this Sunday, April 11.
"Overall, I think we raced tough," expressed the head coach. "The varsity four boat had their best race of the year and I think the same can be said for the second varsity eight boat. We were lacking a little pizazz in the first varsity 8 boat, but we have talked about it and we are excited to race again tomorrow."
No. 19-ranked Washington State concludes its stay at Pac-12 Invitational this Sunday, April 11. The Cougars begin the day at 9:40 a.m. PT with the varsity four race. WSU will then compete in the second varsity eight race at 10:20 a.m. PT, before concluding the Pac-12 Invitational with the first varsity eight race at 11 a.m. PT. The Cougs will be racing against No. 1 Washington, No. 20 Oregon State and San Diego on Sunday.
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Pac-12 Invitational Day One Results
Varsity 4+ Race
1) California - 7:19.75
2) Washington State - 7:20.94 (Molly Miller, Isabella Cristelli, Nora Hefte, Maddy Pollard; coxswain: Makenna Price)
3) Southern Cal - 7:34.78
4) San Diego - 7:34.80
Second Varsity 8+ Race
1) California - 6:33.48
2) San Diego - 6:38.78
3) Washington State - 6:39.18 (Cate Field, Laurita Nemeraviciute, Madeleine Bingham, Ilaria Macchi, Sue Yu, Hana Anderson, Cierra Bird, Grace Trujillo; coxswain: Paloma Probart)
4) Southern Cal - 6:40.07
First Varsity 8+ Race
1) California - 6:21.91
2) Southern Cal - 6:30.99
3) Washington State - 6:35.35 (Renee Kemp, Emma Barrett, Abigail Linnenkohl, Lucy Climer-Kennedy, Kateryna Maistrenko, Caitlin Donaldson, Jessica Norris, Samantha Schmidt; coxswain: Ainsley Tiernan)
4) San Diego - 6:45.20