NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - The University of California San Diego rowing team's Novice 8 crew won its race Saturday at a fog-shortened Berg Cup in Newport Beach.
The Novice 8 won by open water, recording a time of 7:22.9 to place in front of boats from Orange Coast College (7:30.9), UC Irvine (7:34.7), UC Santa Barbara (7:44.8), Colorado (7:56.8), and Long Beach State (8:16.5).
It was the second-straight victory for the Tritons' Novice 8 as it won at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay a week ago.
"The Novice 8 dominated for the second week in a row," said UCSD head coach Colin Truex. "They were ahead from the start and maintained a consistent effort all the way through. There is a lot of potential in there and it is exciting to see it come together."
UCSD's Varsity 4 took second with a time of 7:36.0. Loyola Marymount was first in 7:33.2, while Orange Coast College (7:48.8) was third and UC Santa Barbara (7:59.3) was fourth.
"The Varsity 4 had a much better race than last week at the Crew Classic, fighting LMU all the way down the course," said Truex. "They looked long and very smooth."
LMU also won the Second Varsity 8 race, posting a time of 7:15.1. UC Santa Barbara (7:26.5) placed second and UC San Diego (7:33.7) was third.
"The 2V8 had a great week of training and put together a solid first 1000 meters," said Truex. "Unfortunately, they were unable to hold off Santa Barbara in the second half of the race."
The Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 4 races were not run as the event was cut short due to fog in the area.
UCSD is second in the current College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division II rankings.
Next on the competitive schedule, UC San Diego goes up against San Diego State on Friday, April 20, on the Otay Reservoir at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center.
1. Loyola Marymount 7:33.2
2. UC San Diego 7:36.0
3. Orange Coast College 7:48.8
4. UC Santa Barbara 7:59.3
Second Varsity 8
1. Loyola Marymount 7:15.1
2. UC Santa Barbara 7:26.5
3. UC San Diego 7:33.7
1. UC San Diego 7:22.9
2. Orange Coast College 7:30.9
3. UC Irvine 7:34.7
4. UC Santa Barbara 7:44.8
5. Colorado 7:56.8
6. Long Beach State 8:16.5
Varsity 4: coxswain Marie Kawahara, Caitlin Tribelhorn, Isabela Martinez, Storrey Lance, Taylor Iantosca
Second Varsity 8: coxswain Allison Patacsil, Madeleine Wagner, Evelyn Brady, Ellie Westbrock, Olivia Koyama, Malia Mizuno, Defne Sevil, Kiana Killian, Melanie Jaffe
Novice 8: coxswain Maile Heyer, Morgan Stark, Kaili Inouye, Geraldine Wambersie, Sarah Proctor, Scotlyn Macdonald, Taryn Geivet, Devin Gaetje, Larissa Morse