Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Tritons Strong on Day One of WIRA Championships, Three Boats Advance to Grand Finals
Release: Saturday 04/30/2016 

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's rowing team had a successful Saturday as the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships got underway on Lake Natoma. The Tritons had two boats win heats with a total of three crews advancing to grand final races.

UCSD's Varsity 4 won its five-boat heat with a time of 7:59.8, over seven seconds faster than second-place UC Irvine. Sonoma State took third, Orange Coast College was fourth and Lewis & Clark placed fifth.

The Second Varsity 8 was also a heat winner for the Tritons, crossing the finish line in 7:31.9. Pacific Lutheran was second followed by Puget Sound "A", Willamette and Mills.

In its Novice 8 heat, UC San Diego was third, recording a time of 7:47.2. The University of San Diego was fastest, coming in at 7:32.0.

Due to its strong time and the fact that the Novice 8 petite final was cancelled due to high winds, the Tritons' N8 will join the Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 crews as grand final competitors on Sunday.

The Novice 4 placed sixth in its heat and the third final, as well as the petite final, were cancelled because of the winds.

The Varsity 8 event was also affected by the weather conditions. Saturday's heat races will now take place Sunday. UCSD will row in heat 2 at 8:10 a.m. against UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State, Willamette and Mills. Varsity 8 finals are slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.

The V4 grand final goes off at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, N8 is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. and the 2V8 grand starts at 11:40 a.m.

Saturday Results
Novice 4 Heat 1
1. Oregon 8:25.1
2. UC Santa Barbara 8:47.1
3. Seattle Pacific 9:01.1
4. Chico State 9:22.7
5. Santa Clara 9:35.6
6. UC San Diego 9:54.7

Varsity 4 Heat 2
1. UC San Diego 7:59.8
2. UC Irvine 8:07.2
3. Sonoma State 8:15.4
4. Orange Coast College 8:36.2
5. Lewis & Clark 8:42.9

Novice 8 Heat 2
1. University of San Diego 7:32.0
2. Orange Coast College 7:43.9
3. UC San Diego 7:47.2
4. UC Irvine 8:02.4
5. Long Beach State 8:28.8

Second Varsity 8 Heat 1
1. UC San Diego 7:31.9
2. Pacific Lutheran 7:37.4
3. Puget Sound "A" 7:51.0
4. Willamette 8:03.7
5. Mills 8:30.0

Sunday Schedule of Events
8:10 a.m. - Varsity 8 Heat 2
10:40 a.m. - Varsity 4 Grand Final
11:10 a.m. - Novice 8 Grand Final
11:40 a.m. - Second Varsity 8 Grand Final
12:30 p.m. - Varsity 8 Third Final
12:40 p.m. - Varsity 8 Petite Final
12:50 p.m. - Varsity 8 Grand Final

Boat Lineups
Varsity 8: Juliana Burns (cox), Madeleine Wagner, Jordan Levy, Alana Zaleski, Tonya Khounani, Amber Harris, Nicole Hammonds, Olivia Koyama, Kayla Larot

Second Varsity 8: Nicky Muehlhauser (cox), Shruti Kamath, Sarah Moore, Jennifer Dutton, Jaida Aikens, Courtney Breslow, Lauren Iannetta, Sierra Colvin, Juliane Smith

Novice 8: Marie Kawahara (cox), Malia Mizuno, Isabela Martinez, Stephanie Solomon, Amanda Guilardi, Guinevere Keller, Evelyn Brady, Lea Martin, Maddie Juskie

Varsity 4: Tori Wong (cox), Catherine Mosher, Dora Klein, Brooke Campbell, Sydney McGuire

Novice 4: Carline Hua (cox), Delaney Davey, Serina Babcock, Irene Yu, Nina Lundblad


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