CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's rowing team went up against crosstown rival San Diego State in four races Friday morning on the Otay Reservoir at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center.
In the Varsity 8 event, SDSU crossed the finish line with a winning time of 6:45.80. UC San Diego was second in 6:57.16.
The Aztecs also took wins in the Second Varsity 8, Third Varsity 8/Novice 8, and Varsity 4 races.
"Overall, it was a good day of racing for the team," said UC San Diego head coach Colin Truex. "San Diego State has been showing great speed all spring and they continued to do so today. While we weren’t able to pick up a win, we did a good job staying focused within each boat and pushing ourselves all the way through the race. It was a great tune-up for next week and it was a very cool experience to race at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center."
UC San Diego, ranked fourth in the most recent NCAA Division II national poll, competes at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships, April 28-29 in Rancho Cordova.
1. San Diego State 6:45.80
2. UC San Diego 6:57.16
Second Varsity 8
1. San Diego State 6:52.70
2. UC San Diego 7:08.65
Third Varsity 8/Novice 8
1. San Diego State 7:16.15
2. UC San Diego 7:31.57
1. San Diego State 7:52.30
2. UC San Diego 8:04.88
Varsity 8: coxswain Juni Kim, Brooke Campbell, Tonya Khounani, Kyley Jones, Sydney McGuire, Catherine Mosher, Jane Zanteson, Alana Zaleski, Audrey Ruttan
Second Varsity 8: coxswain Allison Patacsil, Madeleine Wagner, Malia Mizuno, Ellie Westbrock, Evelyn Brady, Olivia Koyama, Taylor Iantosca, Kiana Killian, Melanie Jaffe
Third Varsity 8/Novice 8: coxswain Maile Heyer, Morgan Stark, Kaili Inouye, Geraldine Wambersie, Defne Sevil, Scotlyn Macdonald, Cassidy Paradis, Taryn Geivet, Larissa Morse
Varsity 4: coxswain Marie Kawahara, Caitlin Tribelhorn, Sarah Proctor, Storrey Lance, Isabela Martinez