Crew Performs Well at Sacramento State

March 10, 2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men and women's crew competed against Sacramento State over the weekend at Lake Natoma near Sacramento. The event was the first dual meet for the two teams this Spring.

The men had three boats rowing Saturday against the Sacramento State team, with the Broncos winning all three races to take the dual match. The men's varisty eight won its head-to-head competition by 13 seconds, while the junior varsity eight won by 10 seconds. The varsity four boat won its race by just one second, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:58.

The women had four boats competing in the dual match, the varsity eight, the second varsity eight, the varsity four and the novice four all raced well but could not overcome a Hornet team that improved to 3-0 on the year in dual meets.

The women's varsity eight crossed the finish line in a time of 7:18.1, just seven seconds behind Sacramento State's varisty eight. In the second varsity eight competition, the Hornets rowed to a winning time of 7:14.5, followed by Santa Clara (7:32.5) and Sacramento State's novice eight boat (7:52.0).

In the varsity four race, Sacramento State "A" finished with a winning time of 7:51.1, followed by Sacramento State "B" (8:07.2) and Santa Clara (8:09.5). The Hornets' novice four rounded out the sweep as the boat posted a winning time of 8:29.2, followed by Sacramento State "B" (8:30.6) and Santa Clara (8:56.7).

Both the men and women's teams will return to action this weekend as the host the first annual WCC Challenge at Redwood Shores on Saturday and Sunday. The competition will include Men's and Women's crews from Gonzaga, University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's, and Sacramento State. The format will allow for scheduled blocks of time throughout the day for two designated schools to compete.

Men's Results

Varisty Eight
1. Santa Clara - 6:16
2. Sac State - 6:29

JV Eight
1. Santa Clara - 6:34
2. Sac State - 6:44

Varisty Four
1. Santa Clara - 6:58
2. Sac State - 6:59

Women's Results

Varisty Eight
1. Sac State - 7:11.1
2. Santa Clara - 7:18.1

2nd Varisty Eight
1. Sac State - 7:14.5
2. Sac State - 7:32.5
3. Santa Clara - 7:52.0

Varisty Four
1. Sac State - 7:51.1
2. Sac State - 8:07.2
3. Santa Clara - 8:09.5

Novice Four
1. Sac State - 8:29.2
2. Sac State - 8:30.6
3. Santa Clara - 8:56.7