Tritons Leave WIRA Championships With Two Second-Place Finishes
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's rowing team had its Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 boats finish second in their respective Grand Finals Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships.
In the V8 Grand Final, UCSD (5:42.762) was a mere 0.508 seconds behind UC Santa Barbara, which finished first with a time of 5:42.254.
Santa Clara took third and was followed by Orange Coast College, UC Irvine, UC Davis and UCLA in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh.
UC San Diego also took second in the 2V8 event, tallying a time of 5:51.806. UC Santa Barbara again took first with a 5:48.272.
The Tritons' "B" boat finished in third with a time of 5:57.272. Orange Coast and UCLA took fourth and fifth.
In the Varsity 4 Grand Final, UC San Diego placed fifth, recording a time of 6:43.659. UC Irvine crossed the finish line first at 6:26.911.
Up next, the Tritons return to Rancho Cordova for the Western Sprints Championships on May 13.
Varsity 8 Grand Final
1. UC Santa Barbara 5:42.254
2. UC San Diego 5:42.762
3. Santa Clara 5:44.816
4. Orange Coast College 5:48.232
5. UC Irvine 5:52.086
6. UC Davis 5:52.592
7. UCLA 6:01.464
Second Varsity 8 Grand Final
1. UC Santa Barbara 5:48.272
2. UC San Diego 5:51.806
3. UC San Diego B 5:57.272
4. Orange Coast College 6:00.100
5. UCLA 6:06.321
EXC Santa Clara
Varsity 4 Grand Final
1. UC Irvine 6:26.911
2. Oregon 6:30.650
3. UC Santa Barbara 6:36.279
4. UCLA C 6:36.637
5. UC San Diego 6:43.659
6. Puget Sound 6:44.459