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USC Rowing Finishing a Strong Weekend At San Diego Crew Classic

Mar 27, 2022

SAN DIEGO— The USC women's rowing team concluded the 49th annual San Diego Crew Classic today (March 27) with strong showings in each of the grand finals. The varsity eight placed fourth, the varsity four came in second and the second varsity eight placed fourth in their respective grand finals. In addition, USC's third varsity eight raced and placed fifth overall in their heat.
"After countless hours of training, our performances in this regatta have shown that we are exactly where we want to be at this point in the season. We have further to go, and I know these women have a championship mindset. We are looking forward to showcasing our speed in more races this season." said head coach Josh Adam
For a full list of results and boatings, see below.
The morning began with the varsity eighty competing in the Women's Collegiate Varsity 8+ Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup grand final. Coxed by Eden Cooper-Squires, the Trojans finished in fourth place with a time of 06:37.234. Jenna Van de Grift powered the stroke, followed by Ludovica Braglia, Annabel Aron, Cecilie Brünnich Sørensen, Ieva Medelinskaite Claudia Cabula, Grete Alttoa and in the bow Zoe McCutcheon.
Up next, the Trojan Varsity Four competed in the Women's Collegiate 2V Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness grand final where they placed second overall with a time of 7:32.532. Guided by coxswain Lillian Lau, the Women of Troy finished ahead of California, Washington, Oklahoma, Gonzaga and UCLA. Fiona Batstone was in the stroke and was followed by Jane Cox, Jemima "Mimi" Morgan and Sonja Washburn in the bow.
The next boat to hit the water for the Women of Troy was the Second Varsity Eight. Olivia Lau coxed the boat and guided the Trojans to a fourth place overall finish with a time of 6:51.055. The Trojans finished ahead of Stanford, UCLA, Gonzaga and Oklahoma. Celia Marino stroked for USC and was seated with Ingrit Brast, Anastasia Slivina, Anna Molnar, Evita Franckevica, Ryleigh Megill, Clare Widzgowski and Isabella Lysaker in the bow.
To finish out the two days of racing, USC's Third Varsity Eight launched. The 3V8+ finished fifth with a time of 7:18.310 as Maddy Kim coxed the boat. Chaira Meakin powered the stroke, followed by Caitlin McTygue, Irene Brown, Ezi Emenike, Rhese Abrams, Annika Crvarich, Sarah Panek, Jessie Davila in the bow.
For a complete schedule and race results, please visit
USC's next action will take the crew east to Las Vegas where they will compete in the Pac-12 Invitational on April 9 April 10. 

VARSITY EIGHT Varsity Four Second Varsity Eight Third Varsity Eight
1 06:26.265 Texas Austin 1 07:27.748 Texas Austin 1 06:42.947 Texas Austin 1 06:49.725 Texas Austin
2  06:32.803 California  2 07:32.532 USC 2 06:45.242 California 2 06:55.070 California
3 06:34.660 Washington 3 07:39.908 California 3 06:49.583 Washington 3 06:57.571 Washington
06:37.234 USC 4 07:49.702 Washington 06.51.055 USC 4 07:12.359 Baja California
06:46.825 UCLA 5 08:02.271 Oklahoma 5 07:02.893 Stanford 5 07:18.310 USC 
6 08:02.917 Gonzaga  6 07:06.018 UCLA 6 07:23.919 U of Calgary RC
7 08:07.788 UCLA 7 07:07.152 Gonzaga 7 07:55.302 Bates
8 07:14.563 Oklahoma
Cox Eden Cooper-Squires Cox Olivia Lau Cox Maddy Kim Cox Lillian Lau
Stk. Jenna Van de Grift Stk. Celia Marino Stk. Chiara Meakin Fiona Batstone
Ludovica Braglia Ingrid Brast 7 Caitlin McTygue Jane Cox
Annabel Aron Anastasia Slivina 6 Irene Brown 2 Jemima "Mimi" Morgan
5 Cecilie Brünnich Sørensen Anna Molnar Ezi Emenike Bow Sonja Washburn
4 Ieva Medlinskaite Evita Franckevica 4 Rhese Abrams
Claudia Cabula Ryleigh Megill Annika Crvarich
Grete Alttoa Clare Widzgowski Sarah Panek
Bow Zoe McCutcheon Bow Isabella Lysaker Bow Jessie Davila