RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's rowing team returns to action Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships on Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento.
UC San Diego will compete in five events - Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, Novice 8, Varsity 4 and Novice 4.
Action gets underway at 8 a.m. Saturday with Novice 4 heats. UCSD will be in heat one along with Chico State, Oregon, Santa Clara, Seattle Pacific and UC Santa Barbara.
The Tritons next race at 10:10 a.m. in heat two of the Varsity 4 event. They will be up against Lewis & Clark, Orange Coast College, Sonoma State and UC Irvine.
At 11:30 a.m., the Novice 8 crew rows in heat two with Long Beach State, Orange Coast College, UC Irvine and the University of San Diego.
The Second Varsity 8 takes to the water at 12:10 p.m. in heat one with Mills, Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound and Willamette.
Finally, the Tritons' Varsity 8 boat is in heat two against Long Beach State, Mills, UC Santa Barbara and Willamette. That race is scheduled for 2:10 p.m.
Novice 4, Varsity 4 and Novice 8 third and petite finals are slated for Saturday afternoon. All other finals will take place Sunday.
At the 2015 WIRA Championships, UC San Diego advanced three boats to grand final races with the Second Varsity 8 finishing second and the Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 taking third. The Novice 8 placed first in the third final.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 30
8:00 a.m. - Novice 4 Heat 1
10:10 a.m. - Varsity 4 Heat 2
11:30 a.m. - Novice 8 Heat 2
12:10 p.m. - Second Varsity 8 Heat 1
2:10 p.m. - Varsity 8 Heat 2
3:10 p.m. - Novice 4 Third Final
3:20 p.m. - Novice 4 Petite Final
4:20 p.m. - Varsity 4 Third Final
4:30 p.m. - Varsity 4 Petite Final
5:00 p.m. - Novice 8 Third Final
5:10 p.m. - Novice 8 Petite Final
Sunday, May 1
8:10 a.m. - Novice 4 Grand Final
9:50 a.m. - Varsity 4 Grand Final
10:20 a.m. - Novice 8 Grand Final
10:40 a.m. - Second Varsity 8 Petite Final
10:50 a.m. - Second Varsity 8 Grand Final
11:50 a.m. - Varsity 8 Third Final
12:00 p.m. - Varsity 8 Petite Final
12:10 p.m. - Varsity 8 Grand Final