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Men's Rowing Opens the Season at Head of the Schuylkill Regatta


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PHILADELPHIA - The University of California San Diego men’s rowing team opened its nontraditional season on the East Coast this afternoon, competing on the 2.5-mile course of the historic Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. This was the first time the team has hit the water for competition during the 2018-19 season.

UC San Diego placed ninth in their race, and was fourth among collegiate crews. Crossing the finish line with a time of 12:40.187 in the regatta (13:00.187 adjusted), the Tritons shaved over a minute off of their 13:57.54 mark at the race in 2017.

The Triton boat consisted of Julia Sheridan, Steven Bolton, Ken Ponchak, Noa Kerner, Jason Germain, Andrew Garrow, Greg Coffman, and Daniel Amado. The team’s first showing of 2018-19 impressed Head Coach Zach Johnson.

“Overall, I thought it was a great first outing of the year,” Johnson said. “Considering we have been on the water a full month less than our competition and had never rowed this particular lineup prior to today, I am very proud of how these guys worked together. Onto bigger competition tomorrow!”

UC San Diego travels further east tomorrow, continuing their trip as they compete at the Princeton Chase Regatta in Princeton, N.J.

About UC San Diego Athletics With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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