USC Women's Rowing Places Seventh at Pac-12 Championships
GOLD RIVER, Calif.—The USC women's rowing team placed seventh at the 2021 Pac-12 Rowing Championships today (May 16) held at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. The Washington Huskies won the Pac-12 Women's Rowing Championship title for the fourth year in a row. For a full list of team finishes and the official Pac-12 release, click here.
"Championship racing is always a measure of a season of training," said head coach Josh Adam. "We wanted to race faster with every fiber of our Trojan being. When it came down to it however, we did not. This year has been one challenge after another. Today's racing was a reflection of our tough year, but the Women of Troy are never defeated! We fight on! We have found and will continue to find new opportunities for growth and success as we move forward towards our 2021-22 campaign."
For a full list of times and boatings, see below.
The Varsity 4+ hit the water first. Coxed by Lillian Lau, the Trojans finished in seventh place with a time of 8:39.359. Ainsley Vondeling stroked for the Trojans and was followed by Sarah Panek, Monica Kwan and Emma Silverstein in the bow.
Up next, the Second Varsity 8+ placed seventh with a final time of 7:03.233. Maddy Kim guided the Trojan boat with Stephanie Daboub in the stroke. Daboub was followed by Ingrid Brast, Clare Widzgowski, Ludovica Braglia, Anastasia Slivina, Anicka Mackova, Allison Opuszynski and Ezi Emenike in the bow.
Wrapping up the morning was the Varsity 8+. Coxed by Eden Cooper-Squires, the Women of Troy finished in seventh place clocking in a time of 7:07.663. Sophia Bogert powered the stroke followed by Zoe McCutcheon, Grete Alttoa, Claudia Cabula, Sarah Talamaivao, Ieva Medelinskaite, Olivia Passanisi-Boullet and Molly Eberth in the bow.
USC did not enter a Novice boat or a Third Varsity 8+.
The Husky women won four of their five races to clinch the program's 18th all-time Conference title, finishing with 44.5 points, just ahead of second-place Stanford (40 points). California took third with 31.5 points, as the Huskies, Cardinal and Bears finished 1-2-3 for the second straight Pac-12 Championship. In a tightly-contested battle for the final spots, Oregon State (21 points), Washington State (20 points), UCLA (17.5 points) and USC (6 points) finished fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.
2021 Pac-12 Championships
Sacramento State Aquatics Center
Lake Natoma | Gold River, Calif.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
RESULTS and BOATINGS
|VARSITY EIGHT||SECOND VARSITY EIGHT||VARSITY FOUR|
|5||Washington State||06:54.667||5||Washington State||06:57.769||5||Oregon State||07:54.380|
|USC 1V8||USC 2V8||USC 1V4|
|Cox||Eden Cooper-Squires||Cox||Maddy Kim||Cox||Lillian Lau|
|Stk.||Sophia Bogert||Stk.||Stephanie Daboub||Stk.||Ainsley Vondeling|
|7||Zoe McCutcheon||7||Ingrid Brast||3||Sarah Panek|
|6||Grete Alttoa||6||Clare Widzgowski||2||Monica Kwan|
|5||Claudia Cabula||5||Ludovica Braglia||Bow||Emma Silverstein.|
|4||Sarah Talamaivao||4||Anastasia Slivina|
|3||Ieva Medelinskaite||3||Anicka Mackova|
|2||Olivia Passanisi-Boullet||2||Allison Opuszynski|
|Bow||Molly Eberth||Bow||Ezi Emenike|