No. 3 Women's Rowing Wraps Up Action at the San Diego Crew Classic
MISSION BAY, Calif. – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s rowing team completed their second and final day of action at the San Diego Crew classic this afternoon, participating in two races on a sunny, clear day at Mission Beach.
The Triton Varsity 8 crew’s mark from the previous day qualified them for the Women’s Varsity UC San Diego Health Cup Final 2, pitting them against 11th-ranked Wisconsin, Saint Mary’s, and Fordham. UC San Diego recorded a mark of 7:05.245, finishing a little over five seconds behind Wisconsin (7:00.017) while topping both Saint Mary’s and Fordham.
The Tritons’ other race of the day was the Women’s Collegiate Novice Laurel Korholz Perpetual Trophy Final 1. UC San Diego faced some of the nation’s top-ranked Division I teams, including Washington (1) and Texas (4). The Novice 8 squad crossed the finish line at 8:08.448, taking seventh in their race.
“I thought [the team] improved today,” said Head Coach Colin Truex. “They raced more confidently, were able to execute our race plan a little better, and got some of the jitters out from yesterday. They were like, ‘Hey, we’re able to hang with these guys.’ They did a really nice job.”
Next, the Tritons will go head-to-head with San Diego State on April 19. The Tritons and Aztecs will square off at 7 a.m. in Chula Vista.
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