Tritons Host Seventh Annual Row For The Cure
Release: Sunday 10/26/2008 
by UCSD
Members of the UCSD women's crew team show off their pink while racing in the Row for the Cure Saturday.
Members of the UCSD...
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The UC San Diego women’s crew team hosted the seventh annual Row For The Cure event Saturday in Mission Bay and the fundraiser benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer was once again a success.

Both UCSD’s men’s and women’s squads collaborated to host the fundraiser at North Ski Beach. While the event did not raise as much money as it did last year, $14,000 was still brought in during the regatta, which will go directly to support uninsured women with breast cancer in the San Diego area. Part of the funds will also go towards national breast cancer research.

“With the fact that one out of every eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, it really hits home for us in the sport of rowing because we race in eights,” head coach Pattie Pinkerton said. “The Row for the Cure is our contribution and I’m very pleased to see the way the event continues to grow each year.”

More than 530 athletes participated in Saturday’s event, eclipsing last year’s estimate of around 400. 130 people competed in barge races as this year’s event put more focus on group racing. Teams were comprised of different community groups including UCSD sororities and a team of resident advisors from Marshall College.

Their were a total of eight barge races on the day, with the University of San Diego and San Diego State trading victories at the Division I level. The Toreros won the varsity eight, while the Aztecs were victorious in the second eight.

At D-II, UCSD defeated Chapman in the varsity eight, out-rowing a squad that begins training in early September. The Tritons’ novice unit finished just six second behind Chapman’s first eight.

On the men’s side, UCSD’s two squads finished within four seconds of each other in a tightly contested race.

UCSD women’s crew will wrap up its fall season on Saturday, November 8 at the Head of the Lagoon in Redwood City.  

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