April 12, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. -Traveling all they way across the state and racing in the same day would be difficult for many teams, but not the Huskies.
The Huskies raced against Washington State today on the Snake River in Pullman, Wash.
The women's team sent over seven shells to face Washington state, and ended up coming out on top in five of the races. To start off the day the Huskies won their first three races. The Women's Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, and the Novice Eight all finished in less than seven minutes (6:29.03, 6:35.66, and 6:50.0 respectively).
The Women's Second Novice Eight (6:56.7) and the Women's Fourth Varsity Eight (7:07.98) also pulled out victories.
The closest race of the day, however, went to Washington State. In the Women's Varsity Four, Washington State beat Washington by a mere 0.46 seconds.
The regatta against Washington State was originally scheduled to be on Saturday afternoon, but after hearing word that there would be high winds, the team decided to reschedule the races for Friday.
"We hardly ever do races on the weekdays. We normally bus out on a Friday, stay the night, then have the race on the weekend." said head coach Bob Ernst
The Huskies were very fortunate that the weather was on their side. When the team arrived in Pullman there was nothing but sunny skies, calm waters, and no sign of wind.
According to coach Ernst the regatta was, "Excellent...We dodged at bullet on this one."
Coach Ernst was very pleased with the performance in the regatta.
Washington Lineups (vs WSU)
Varsity Eight: cox- Madeline Johnston (Seattle, Wash.), stroke- Patricia Obee (Victoria, B.C.), 7- Kirstyn Goodger (Auckland, New Zealand), 5-Ruth Whyman (Gloucestrshire, England), 4- Marie Strohmayer (Zell, Germany), 3- Amy Fowler (Canberrra, Austrailia), bow- Fiona Gammond (Bucknell, England).
Second Varsity Eight: cox- Allison Welty (Long Beach, Calif.), stroke- Grace Spoors (Christchurch, New Zealand), 7- Kaitlyn Garlock (Kent, Wash.), 5- Elisabeth Odland (Seattle, Wash.), 4- Sarah Dougherty (Kent, Wash.), 3- Elizabeth Vogt (Trout Lake, Wash.), 2- Allie Delarge (Victoria, B.C.), bow- Lana Harshman (Stanwood, Wash.).
Third Varsity Eight: cox-Samantha Potter, stroke- Megan Smith, 7- Aimee Snow, 5- Zoe Vais, 4- Emily Duerson, 3- Alexandra Uhrich, 2-Margaret Dobrowolski, bow- Kate Stivers.
Varsity Four: cox-Hannah Lukanuski (Berkeley, Calif.), 4-Camilla Anderson (Wellington, New Zealand), 3- Tessa Briggs (Olympia, Wash.), 2- Giuliana Chilczuk (Renton, Wash.).
Second Varsity Four: cox-Remy Arevalo (San Diego, Calif.), 4- Natalie Harshman (Stanwood, Wash.), 3-Ali Laboda (Seattle, Wash.), 2-Kenzie Jorgenson (Arlington, Wash.), bow- Taylor Paddock (Kirkland, Wash.).
Third Varsity Four: cox-Samantha Storey (Olympia, Wash.), 4- Kari Morgan (San Diego, Calif.
Freshmen "A": cox- Courtney Thompson (University Place, Wash.), 7- Hannah Aikman (Lake Stevens,Wash.), 6- Gabby Halula (Sarasota, Fla.), 5- Rose Filer (Nederland, Colo.), 4- Allison Barstow (Redmond, Wash.), 3- Eleni Englert (Vista, Calif.), 2- Alie Rutz (Edmonds, Wash.), bow- Melanie Barstow (Redmond, Wash.).).
Freshmen "B": cox- Hannah Driscoll (Spokane, Wash.), stroke- Olivia Rogers (Seattle, Wash.), 7- Charlotte Kehoe (Vashon Island, Wash.), 5- Sayra Engh (Spokane, Wash.), 4- Maggie McCarthy (Sammamish, Wash.), 3- Mackenzie Rossnagle (Marysville, Wash.), 2- Sophie Dalton (Seattle, Wash.), bow- Alexia Syrmos (Seattle, Wash.).