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The sophomore women won
the Seattle Times Trophy
with a time of 6:32.54.

Rowers Kick Off Season with Annual Class Day Regatta
Sophmore women win Seattle Times Trophy.

March 20, 1999

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington men's senior class won the George M. Varnell Trophy and the sophomore women won The Seattle Times Trophy as the Huskies kicked off the spring racing season with their annual Class Day Regatta on the Montlake Cut Saturday morning.

The senior men won the Varnell Trophy in a time of 5 minutes, 50 seconds over the 2,000-meter course, followed by the junior (5:53), freshmen (5:56) and sophomore class boats (5:59). The sophomore women won the Seattle Times Trophy in 6:32.54, ahead of the junior (6:36.97), senior (6:40.26) and freshmen classes (6:43.95.

The sophomores had a great race, said UW women's coach Jan Harville. It shows the strength of the class and of our overall program. It was a close race and they got an aggressive lead. We had stiff competition out there.

In the women's varsity/novice challenge, the varsity boat won in a time of 6:54.02, followed by the Novice B boat at 7:09.29 and the Novice C boat at 7:16.67. On the mens side, the novice boat won in 6:15 while the varsity crossed the line at 6:18.

In other class day activities, Washington announced its 1999 team captains. Senior Sean Mulligan, who begins his third season as the varsity coxswain, will lead the men. Local senior Jan Williamson of Edmonds, who has helped the Husky women win back-to-back NCAA Championships, will be the womens captain.

Juniors Mike Chait and Sabina Telenska were named Most Inspirational and Chait also received the Chuck Holtz Memorial Scholarship. Adrian Dahood and Sarah Good were recipients of the Schaller Scholarship award for having the highest grade point average on the team.

Washington also unveiled its newest racing shell in dedication ceremonies for The Hunter, a German-built Empacher that the varsity women will race for the first time in San Diego next week. The boat was named in honor of Husky crew supporters Hunter and Dottie Simpson.

The Huskies open the 1999 season at the 24th annual San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay, March 27-28.The event, held a week earlier than usual this year, is the second largest rowing regatta in North America and features over 80 races during the two days of competition. It is the traditional kickoff for racing season and features a number of the top collegiate crews from around the country. Both the Husky mens and womens varsity eights will be defending their titles in the premier races of the regatta; the men aim for a fifth straight Copley Cup while the women look to extend a streak of seven straight Whittier Cup titles. It was a clean sweep for the Husky women last year, as they also will be defending titles in the junior varsity and novice eight races.

Washington will also host the Husky Invitational, March 27 beginning at 7 a.m., on the Montlake Cut.

Collegiate Rowing Results

Washington Class Day Regatta; Montlake Cut, Lake Washington, 2,000 meters

Seattle Times Womens Eight: 1. Sophomore Class, 6:32.54 (Shell: Peter Fisher 42; cox- Paige Pfunder (Eugene, Ore.), stroke- Romany McNamara (San Francisco, Calif.); 7 - Noelle Anderson (Marysville, Wash.); 6 - Rika Geyser (Pretoria, RSA); 5 - Nicole Rogers (Larkspure, Calif.); 4 - Natalie Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.); 3 - Nicole Borges (Mississauga, Ontario); 2 - Leslie Rattan (Madison, Wisc.); bow - Kristin Lundberg (Portland, Ore.); 2. Junior Class 6:36.97; 3. Senior Class 6:40.26; 4. Freshman Class 6:43.95.

George M. Varnell Mens Eight: 1. Senior Class, 5:50 (Shell: Lou Robke 53, cox- Sean Mulligan (Landsdale, Penn.); stroke - Kevin Dolan (Bainbridge Island, Wash.); 7 - Patrick Ormond (Lake Forest Park, Wash.); 6 - Steve Todd (Kirkland, Wash.); 5 - Dan Shapiro (Madison, Wisc.); 4 - Josh Reade (Park City, Utah); 3 - Pete Hetrick (Montrose, Colo.); 2 - Todd Bowser (Redmond, Wash.); bow - Aaron Beck (McLean, Va.); 2. Junior Class 5:53; 3. Freshman Class 5:56; 4. Sophomore Class 5:59.

Women's Varsity/Novice Challenge: 1. Varsity 6:54.02 (shell: Kate McCurdy, cox- Jamie Ballard (Newport Beach, Calif.); stroke- Lora Steele (Victoria, Australia); 7 - Sabina Telenska (Prague, Czech Republic); 6 - Nicole Griesbach (Seattle, Wash.); 5 - Jenni Vesnaver (Adelaide, Australia); 4 - Calista Branesky (Kent, Wash.); 3 - Basia Kielska (Richmond, B.C.); 2 - Tara Crabtree (Bellingham, Wash.); bow - Jill Kenny (Seattle, Wash.); 2. Novice B 7:09.29; 3. Novice C 7:16.67.

Men's Varsity/Novice Challenge: 1. Novice 6:15 (shell: McCurdy, cox- Lacy Doolin (Sarasota, Fla.); stroke- Steve Selis (Seattle, Wash.); 7 - Jacob McCann (Seattle, Wash.); 6 - Chuck Elwell (Jacksonville, Fla.); 5 - Adrian Lane (Seattle, Wash.); 4 - Anton Adams (Ridgefield, Wash.); 3 - Andy Altman (Kentfield, Calif.); 2 - Jurgen Koenig (Montclair, Va.); bow - Conor Dempsey (Seattle, Wash.); 2. Varsity 6:18.

1999 UW Rowing Schedule:
March 27 -Husky Invitational; March 27-28- San Diego Crew Classic; April 3- at Washington State; April 17-at Wisconsin; April 24-California; May 1-Windermere Cup/Opening Day; May 8-Oregon State; May 16-at Pacific-10 Championships; May 27-29-at IRA Championships (M); May 28-30-at NCAA Championships (W).

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