Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
The winning Novice 8 crew
Triton Women Win Pair of Crew Classic Grand Final Races
Release: Sunday 04/06/2014 

SAN DIEGO - The UC San Diego women's rowing team won a pair of Grand Final races Sunday at the 41st San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay, placing first in both the Novice 8 and Varsity 4+ events.

The UCSD Novice 8 boat posted a winning time of 7:57.93 in the DII/DIII/Club Grand Final, well ahead of second-place finisher Orange Coast College, which came in at 8:02.54. UC Santa Barbara was third (8:08.33), Long Beach State placed fourth (8:11.88), UC Davis was fifth (8:15.21) and UC Irvine rounded out the field in sixth (9:07.51).

The Tritons' Novice 8 also had the fastest time in Saturday's prelim, topping the field with a 7:35.1.

In the Varsity 4+ Grand Final, UCSD won handily in 8:23.24. Central Oklahoma was a distant second in 8:31.87 and Orange Coast College took third with a time of 8:36.60. Barry was fourth (8:36.84), Long Beach State was fifth (8:44.43), UC Santa Barbara took sixth (8:50.20) and UCSD's "B" boat was seventh (9:23.88).

As with the Novice 8, UCSD's Varsity 4+ also won Saturday's prelim, clocking a 3:59.2.

It was the second straight year that the Tritons won the Varsity 4+ Grand Final at the Crew Classic.

UC San Diego's Varsity 8 crew also competed in Sunday's Grand Final, finishing in a disappointing seventh place with a time of 7:38.53. Barry won the race in 7:16.12, UC Santa Barbara was second (7:20.62) and Central Oklahoma took third (7:28.08).

In Saturday's heats, the Triton Varsity 8 came in second behind Barry.

UCSD's 2nd Varsity 8 finished fourth in Sunday's Varsity 8 Petite Final, crossing in 7:33.69. UC Santa Barbara won in 7:25.88.

Up next, UCSD competes in the Covered Bridge Regatta in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, April 12.

DII/DIII/Club Varsity 8 Grand Final
1. Barry 7:16.12
2. UC Santa Barbara 7:20.62
3. Central Oklahoma 7:28.08
4. Wichita State 7:30.27
5. Orange Coast College 7:33.82
6. UC Davis 7:34.39
7. UCSD 7:38.53

DII/DIII/Club Novice 8 Grand Final
1. UCSD 7:57.93
2. Orange Coast College 8:02.54
3. UC Santa Barbara 8:08.33
4. Long Beach State 8:11.88
5. UC Davis 8:15.21
6. UC Irvine 9:07.51

DII/DIII/Club Varsity 4+ Grand Final
1. UCSD 8:23.24
2. Central Oklahoma 8:31.87
3. Orange Coast College 8:36.60
4. Barry 8:36.84
5. Long Beach State 8:44.43
6. UC Santa Barbara 8:50.20
7. UCSD "B" 9:23.88

DII/DIII/Club Varsity 8 Petite Final
1. UC Santa Barbara 7:25.88
2. Mills 7:29.15
3. Royal HK 7:30.01
4. UCSD "B" 7:33.69
5. Chapman 8:53.07


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