No. 3 Tritons Compete in Four-Race Dual With Aztecs on Otay Lake
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s rowing team took part in a four-race dual against crosstown foe San Diego State on Friday morning. The teams raced at the scenic Otay Lake at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista. It was a clear morning after early fog burned off, with a bit of a headwind.
The Varsity 8 race was the closest of the day. UC San Diego crossed the finish line at the 6:56.5 mark, while San Diego State came in ahead at 6:48.2.
In the Varsity 4 race, the Tritons posted a time of 7:56.0, while San Diego State recorded a mark of 7:47.0.
Both the Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 squads improved their times from last year’s races with the Aztecs on Otay Lake. The crews’ times from 2018 were 6:57.16 and 8:04.88, respectively.
Head Coach Colin Truex enjoyed the opportunity for the team to face its crosstown competitor at the Elite Athlete Training Center.
“We treated this weekend and getting down here to race at the [Elite Athlete] Training Center as an opportunity to race at a great venue and a great course,” said Truex. “We got to race [San Diego] State and we also got to race the times, and I’m really happy with the times the team put up today.”
Next, the Tritons will compete at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships. UC San Diego will race in Rancho Cordova on April 27 and 28.
Novice 8/Third Varsity 8
San Diego State 7:07.8
UC San Diego 7:38.5
Second Varsity 8
San Diego State 6:53.0
UC San Diego 7:25.0
San Diego State 7:47.0
UC San Diego 7:56.0
San Diego State 6:48.2
UC San Diego 6:56.5
Second Varsity 8:
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