Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
UCSD Wins 2V8 and 3V8 Races, V8 Places Third at Western Sprints Championships
Release: Saturday 05/14/2016 

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's rowing team won two races and the Varsity 8 crew finished third as the Western Sprints Championships were contested Saturday on Lake Natoma.

UC San Diego's Second Varsity 8 took first in a four-boat race, recording a winning time of 6:17.8. Second-place Gonzaga was six seconds slower, coming in at 6:23.4. The University of San Diego (6:26.3) was third and Santa Clara (6:29.7) finished fourth.

The Tritons' Third Varsity 8 boat also won its race handily, crossing the finish line in 6:24.6. Gonzaga was nine seconds behind in 6:33.0 and Santa Clara took third with a time of 6:35.5.

Santa Clara was the clear winner in the Varsity 8 event with a time of 6:08.6. However, it was an epic battle for second as Oklahoma City edged UC San Diego by just 0.2 seconds in a photo finish. OKC came in at 6:14.0 with UCSD just behind in 6:14.2. Gonzaga (6:18.7) was fourth and the University of San Diego (6:22.3) rounded out the placing in fifth.

Varsity 8
1. Santa Clara 6:08.6
2. Oklahoma City 6:14.0
3. UC San Diego 6:14.2
4. Gonzaga 6:18.7
5. University of San Diego 6:22.3

Second Varsity 8
1. UC San Diego 6:17.8
2. Gonzaga 6:23.4
3. University of San Diego 6:26.3
4. Santa Clara 6:29.7

Third Varsity 8
1. UC San Diego 6:24.6
2. Gonzaga 6:33.0
3. Santa Clara 6:35.5

Boat Lineups
Varsity 8: Isa Batki (cox), Sean Callaghan, Tynan Rodger, Scott Kennedy, Anton Hedayat, Gibb Anella, John Buda, Hank Wong, Alec Petty

Second Varsity 8: Lily Ouyang (cox), Kevin Chang, Matt Thalken, Sam Calvert, Gabriel Lane, Carson West, Sam Merrill-Palethorpe, Nick Baltar, Micah Adelsohn

Third Varsity 8: Alex Mendez (cox), Aaron Rothleder, Anthony Chivetta, Bryan Brennan, Dexter Hekking, Stephan Zimmerman, Robert Faris, Nathan Bayardo, Jackson Lytle


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