Tritons Wrap Up East Coast Action at Princeton 3-Mile Chase
PRINCETON, N.J. – Coming off of Saturday’s Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, the University of California San Diego men’s rowing team quickly returned to action on Sunday as it continued its East Coast trip. The Tritons traveled from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to compete in the Princeton 3-Mile Chase for the second-straight year.
UC San Diego raced in the first event of the day, the men’s varsity 8+. The team crossed the finish line with a time of 14:49.686, taking 29th in the regatta. The finish was a three-slot improvement over the Tritons’ 2017 finish. Host team Princeton A took the top spot again in this year’s event, with a time of 12:54.598. Dartmouth A and Wisconsin A rounded out the top three.
The Triton boat consisted of Julia Sheridan, Steven Bolton, Ken Ponchak, Andrew Garrow, Jason Germain, Noa Kerner, Greg Coffman, and Daniel Amado.
Head Coach Zach Johnson believed that it was valuable for the team to take part in a heavily competitive regatta early on in their 2018-19 season.
"Most of these teams have athletes with World Championship experience in their JV boats so we knew what we were getting into," Johnson said. "Overall we were looking for a goal of where we need to be and how hard we need to work to get there by the end of the year and I think the athletes got the most out of the experience."
The Tritons continue their nontraditional portion of the season in two weeks, returning home as they take part in the San Diego Fall Classic. UC San Diego will face teams from throughout the west, including local foes San Diego State and the University of San Diego. The action begins at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Mission Bay.
About UC San Diego Athletics With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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