Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
UCSD Sends Two Boats to Kerr Cup Grand Finals
Release: Saturday 04/15/2017 

PHILADELPHIA - The University of California San Diego men's rowing team qualified two boats for Grand Finals at the 51st annual Kerr Cup Saturday on the Schuylkill River.

UCSD's Varsity 8 finished sixth in its Grand Final, recording a time of 6:13.68.

Drexel, which is hosting the Kerr Cup, won the V8 title with a top time of 5:55.86, besting second-place St. Joseph's (5:59.53) by almost four seconds. Michigan (6:02.55) placed third, Delaware (lightweight) (6:02.80) was fourth, and Army (6:06.06) finished fifth.

Eariler in the day, the Tritons finished second in their heat race with a mark of 6:26.31 to propel them into the Grand Final. Drexel handily won the heat in 6:16.22, while Lehigh (6:31.08) was third, Gonzaga (6:42.30) finished fourth and St. Mary's (7:05.91) was fifth. 

UC San Diego's Second Varsity 8 crew stroked to a fourth-place showing in the Grand Final, covering the 2000 meters in 6:23.29.

Delaware (lightweight) won the race in 6:13.82. Michigan (6:16.57) took second, St. Joseph's (6:17.51) was third, Drexel (6:29.13) placed fifth and Gonzaga (6:46.30) rounded out the field.

In its heat race, the 2V8 was second, clocking in at 6:17.78, to advance to the Grand Final. Drexel was ahead of the Tritons in 6:15.19 with Michigan (6:21.42) third, Bucknell (6:30.60) fourth, and Villanova (7:07.46) fifth.

UCSD is next in action at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships, April 29-30 in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Varsity 8 Grand Final
1. Drexel 5:55.86
2. St. Joseph's 5:59.53
3. Michigan 6:02.55
4. Delaware LW 6:02.80
5. Army 6:06.06
6. UC San Diego 6:13.68

Varsity 8 Heat 3
1. Drexel 6:16.22
2. UC San Diego 6:26.31
3. Lehigh 6:31.08
4. Gonzaga 6:42.30
5. St. Mary's 7:05.91

Second Varsity 8 Grand Final
1. Delaware LW 6:13.82
2. Michigan 6:16.57
3. St. Joseph's 6:17.51
4. UC San Diego 6:23.29
5. Drexel 6:29.13
6 Gonzaga 6:46.30

Second Varsity 8 Heat 1
1. Drexel 6:15.19
2. UC San Diego 6:17.78
3. Michigan 6:21.42
4. Bucknell 6:30.60
5. Villanova 7:07.46

Boat Lineups
Varsity 8: coxswain Isa Batki, Hank Wong, Alec Petty, Sean Callaghan, Jason Germain, Gibb Anella, Tynan Rodger, Steven Bolton, Micah Adelsohn

Second Varsity 8: coxswain Lily Ouyang, Ryan Newbury, Daniel Mahan, Matt Thalken, Alexei Sebald, Gabriel Lane, Greg Coffman, Kenneth Padden, Carson West


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