May 13, 2007
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - Washington's five crews that competed in the heat races this morning earned spots in this afternoon's Grand Final races at the 2007 Pac-10 Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma. Three of the Husky boats finished first in their, and the women's varsity four put up the top mark in their race to secure the top seed in the Grand Final.
All eight of Washington's crews will compete in the grand finals this afternoon, beginning with the women's varsity four at 2:10 p.m. The women's varsity eight race will cap the event, with racing set to begin at 4 p.m. The afternoon weather forecast for Sacramento predicts temperatures rising to the high 70s with a slight breeze.
There were no heats in the men's varsity eight, junior varsity eight or varsity four, so the UW crews in those events automatically advanced into the grand finals. The men's varsity eight grand final will pit three of the top four teams in the nation against each other, as No. 1 Washington tries to duplicate its dual season wins over No. 2 California and No. 4 Stanford. Cal has won the last two men's varsity eight races, but the Huskies have 30 conference race wins to their credit.
The men's freshman eight crew finished in first place in the second heat, with a time just shy of Heat 1's first-place finisher, California. The Huskies lost to Cal in the dual meet earlier this season, and last year, the Husky freshman boat, which went on to win the IRA Championship, lost to the Cal boat by two-tenths of a second at the conference regatta.
On the women's side, the 16th-ranked varsity eight boat took third place in the second heat, edging out Washington State for the final spot in the Grand Final. All six crews in today's final of the women's featured event are ranked in the national top 20. USC is the No. 1 team in the country, followed by No. 8 Cal, No. 10 UCLA, No. 16 UW, No. 18 Stanford and No. 20. Oregon State.
The women's junior varsity eight picked up a first-place showing in their heat, besting second-place finisher UCLA by nearly two seconds.
Live results from the Pac-10 Rowing Championships are available today on the internet at: JamcoTimes.com. Live video is available through the Pac-10 website at www.pac-10.org.
A recap of today's action will be available Sunday afternoon at the official UW website, www.gohuskies.com.
2007 PAC-10 ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Lake Natoma * Rancho Cordova, Calif.
(all races are 2,000 meters)
Heat Race Results
Women's Varsity Four
Heat 1 - 1. Gonzaga 7:27.26; 2. Stanford 7:30.77; 3. Washington State 7:31.22; 4. California 7:31.48; 5. Sac State 8:06.36
Heat 2 - 1. Washington 7:26.88; 2. Oregon State 7:27.92; 3. USC 7:28.36; 4. UCLA 7:33.03
UW Lineup: cox- Maggie Cheek; stroke- Jen Dwyer; 3- Rosie DeBoef; 2- Erin Knox; bow- Kayleigh Mack.
Men's Freshman Eight
Heat 1 - 1. California 6:01.08; 2. Oregon State 6:18.44; 3. USC 6:31.29; 4. UC Davis 6:38.59
Heat 2 - 1. Washington 6:03.50; 2. Stanford 6:08.22; 3. UCLA 6:23.87; 4. Washington State 6:26.89
UW Lineup: cox- Michael Welly; stroke- Simon Taylor; 7- Graham Oglend; 6- Aaron Luke; 5- Dane Robbins; 4- Roko Svast; 3- Blaise Didier; 2- James Olson; bow- Maxwell Weaver
Women's Novice Eight
Heat 1 - 1. Oregon State 6:58.20; 2. UCLA 6:59.19; 3. USC 7:06.44; 4. California 7:12.04; 5. Sac State 7:30.67; 6. Sonoma State 8:01.20
Heat 2 - 1. Gonzaga 6:57.88; 2. Washington 6:59.30; 3. Washington State 7:12.71; 4. UC Davis 7:18.47; 5. Saint Mary's 7:47.80.
UW Lineup: cox- Daphne Hazlehurst; stroke- Kara Rybczyk; 7- Meredith Dugoni; 6- Heather Young; 5- Adrienne Martelli; 4- Alison Browning; 3- Jenny Park; 2- Line Larsen; bow- Sophia Duluk
Women's Second Varsity
Heat 1 - 1. Washington 6:49.35; 2. UCLA 6:51.22; 3. Oregon State 6:52.05; 4. UC Davis 6:57.05; 5. Gonzaga 6:58.41; 6. Saint Mary's 7:36.21
Heat 2 - 1. California 6:43.37; 2. USC 6:48.25; 3. Washington State 6:49.57; 4. Stanford 6:51.11; 5. Sonoma State 7:06.50; 6. San Diego State 7:21.59
UW Lineup: cox- Kristy Gauthier; stroke- Ashley Jones; 7- Asiha Grigsby; 6- Corianne Bowman; 5- Erika Sweet; 4- Charlene Franklin; 3- Kelly Foster; 2- Samantha Smith; bow- Andrea Smith
Women's Varsity Eight
Heat 1 - USC 6:37.05; 2. UCLA 6:39.46; 3. Washington 6:43.09; 4. Washington State 6:46.50; 5. UC Davis 6:50.50; 6. Saint Mary's 7:08.57
Heat 2 - 1. Stanford 6:45.25; 2. California 6:35.68; 3. Oregon State 6:39.30; 4. Gonzaga 6:40.57; 5. Sac State 6:55.39; 6. San Diego State 7:17.43.
UW Lineup: cox- Alysha Koorji; stroke- Cara Troelstra; 7- Kim Kennedy; 6- Taryn Langlois; 5- Andrea Sooter; 4- Kim Armstrong; 3- Liz Simenstad; 2- Jamie Unwin; bow- Courtney Plitt