Tritons Compete in Two Races at San Diego Fall Classic
SAN DIEGO – The University of California San Diego women’s rowing team participated in the San Diego Fall Classic on Sunday morning. The event, which took place at Mission Bay, was the last on the Tritons’ fall schedule.
Their first race of the day was the Women’s Open 8+. The Tritons faced crews from Long Beach State, Orange Coast College, San Diego State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, and University of San Diego. UCSD A had the Tritons’ top finish, placing fourth with a time of 17:39.147. Their counterpart UCSD B came in seventh, crossing the finish line with a mark of 18:30.564.
Both squads improved on the Tritons’ performances at last year’s Fall Classic, as that year’s UCSD A came in at 17:51.182 and UCSD B recorded a mark of 18:48.593.
Head Coach Colin Truex was pleased with the improvement and how both Triton boats looked in the opening regatta.
“I thought it went really well,” Truex said. “They raced aggressively, they hit rate, they were able to move through UC Santa Barbara, which was great. They looked really solid all the way through."
Later in the morning, three Triton crews took part in the Women’s Open 4+, competing against squads from USC, UC Santa Barbara, and Arizona State. UCSD B placed sixth with a time of 20:09.877, UCSD A took eighth with a mark of 21:00.337, and UCSD C rounded out the action with a ninth-place finish and a time of 21:17.979.
“For a lot them, it was their second race of the day,” Truex said about the Women’s Open 4+. “Sometimes we call them ‘fun fours’ because they get to race and try new lineups and different things they’re not used to. With that in mind, I think it was a good day for them.”
Sunday’s races were the Tritons’ final tune-ups for 2018. They will return to Mission Bay with a scrimmage against Orange Coast College, San Diego State, and University of San Diego on Feb. 16, before officially opening their season at the Sacramento State Invite on March 9.
Women’s Open 8+
UCSD A: Juni Kim, Tonya Khounani, Brooke Campbell, Audrey Ruttan, Morgan Dewing, Sarah Proctor, Hailey Caldwell-Meurer, Jane Zanteson, Kyley Jones
UCSD B: Jessica Morell, Isabella Martinez, Caitlin Tribelhorn, Evelyn Brady, Madeleine Wagner, Kaili Inouye, Emme Silverman, Taylor Iantosca, Kiana Killian
Women’s Open 4+
UCSD A: Juni Kim, Madeleine Wagner, Malia Mizuno, Kiana Killian, Taylor Iantosca
UCSD B: Jessica Morell, Caitlin Tribelhorn, Isabella Martinez, Emme Silverman, Kaili Inouye
UCSD C: Maile Heyer, Devin Gaetje, Kaelin Davis, Sydney Colburn, Sierra Colvin
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