April 29, 2005

Crew Programs Compete at WCC Championships

April 29, 2005

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's and women's rowing teams participated in the West Coast Conference championships at Lake Natoma Friday with the Bronco men capturing a second-place finish in the varsity eight event and the women tying for fourth overall with Saint Mary's in the official league team title.

The women's championship is sanctioned by the WCC, while the men's event is unofficial as it is not a league sponsored sport.

The Gonzaga women's rowing team captured its ninth straight WCC rowing championship as it bested second-place San Diego by eight points. Gonzaga accumulated 30 points to finish in first place overall, followed by USD. Loyola Marymount placed third with 20 points, while the Broncos and Gaels recorded eight points each.

On the men's side, the Broncos placed second in the varsity eight race in a time of 6:18.1. SCU finished 4.6 seconds behind Gonzaga, which won both the varsity and novice eight races. In the novice eight event, SCU placed third behind the Bulldogs and Loyola Marymount with a time of 6:44.

Laura Hellenthal of the women's crew earned All-West Coast Conference honors for the Broncos. Hellenthal spent two seasons with the varsity boats and was an integral part of the Broncos' recent success.

Both teams will continue action tomorrow on Lake Natoma in the WIRA Championships. Racing will begin on Saturday morning and continue through Sunday afternoon.

WCC Results

Women's I-Eight
1. Gonzaga, 6:58.3, 15 points
2. San Diego, 7:02.3, 12 points
3. Loyola Marymount, 7:03.3, 9 points
4. Saint Mary's. 7:25.2, 6 points
5. Santa Clara, 7:31.0, 3 points

Women's II-Eight
1. Gonzaga, 7:07.5, 10 points
2. Loyola Marymount, 7:12.3, 8 points
3. San Diego, 7:21.9, 6 points
4. Santa Clara, 7:42.1, 4 points

Women's I-Four
1. Gonzaga, 7:51.6, 5 points
2. San Diego, 8:03.1, 4 points
3. Loyola Marymount, 8:21.1, 3 points
4. Saint Mary's, 8:25.9, 2 points
5. Santa Clara, 8:29.7, 1 point

2005 All-West Coast Conference Rowing Team
Karen O'Hagan, Gonzaga
Kari Durgan, Gonzaga
Sarah Allison, Gonzaga
Jacquelin Harris, San Diego
Christy Baker, San Diego
Vanessa Glendenning, Loyola Marymount
Lindsay Juricich, Saint Mary's
Laura Hellenthal, Santa Clara
Coxswain - Alicia Cresap, San Diego

Women's I Eight Lineup
Coxswain: Carien Hughes
Stroke: Alison Fleck
7: Laura Hellenthal
6: Molly Hagen
5: Kristin Siem
4: Katie Tasca
3: Erin Hussey
2: Melissa Poplaski
Bow: Carrie Clark


Women's II Eight Lineup
Coxswain: Cathleen Heinbockel
Stroke: Tracy Flecky
7: Piper Phillips
6: Katie Fahrer
5: Natasha Lindstrom
4: Ashley Tomberlin
3: Shannon Cosentino-Roush
2: Gabriela Grijalva
Bow: Jennifer O'Neill

Women's I Four
Coxswain: Carmella Bansil
Stroke: Laila Correa
3: Kendal Flatley
2: Katrina Ostertag
Bow: Brianna Hussey

Men's Novice Eight
1. Gonzaga - 6:26.7
2. Loyola Marymount - 6:28.6
3. Santa Clara - 6:44.0

Men's Varsity Eight
1. Gonzaga - 6:13.5
2. Santa Clara - 6:18.1
3. San Diego - 6:22.1
4. Loyola Marymount - 6:32.4

Men's Varsity Eight Lineup
Coxswain: Elizabeth Garvin
Stroke: Justin Ungson
7 Seat: Alex Wilbanks
6 Seat: Ned Matthews
5 Seat: John Zevenbergen
4 Seat: Trevor Gray
3 Seat: Mike Rhoads
2 Seat: Tony Guglielmi
Bow: Tony Johnson

Men's Novice Eight Lineup
Coxswain: Alexis Beach
Stroke: Michael Truettner
7 Seat: Neiman Hatcher
6 Seat: Adam Fox
5 Seat: Mark Elfving
4 Seat: Nick Ahlering
3 Seat: David Merselis
2 Seat: Ben Nimmons
Bow: Stephen Shanley