AZTEC ROWING FINISHES SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY AT HORNET INVITATIONAL

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SDSU places first in all but one race

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March 18, 2017 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled to Lake Natoma on Saturday where it finished first in six of seven races, with wins over American Athletic Conference foe Sacramento State and Saint Mary’s. The Aztecs raced eight boats in seven scheduled events today, first in morning races against the Hornets and versus the Gaels in the afternoon.

“All boats worked hard to get ahead and were able to extend their lead thanks to a strong and consistent middle part of the race,” assistant rowing coach Joeri Bruschinski said. “We will try to put some of the things we learned into Sunday's race against LMU and Drexel University.”

SDSU began the day at 8 a.m. with a varsity eight dual against Sac State, finishing in 6:46.6, five seconds ahead of the Hornets, who clocked in at 6:51.9. in the 9 a.m. second varsity eight, the Aztecs finished in 6:55.9, securing another victory over the Hornets, who came in at 7:04.6.

At 10 a.m., Sac State’s first varsity four boat recorded a 7:41.7 finish, just ahead of SDSU’s varsity four, which clocked in at 7:48.7, and Sac State’s second varsity four boat which had a 7:54.6 race time. The final dual against the Hornets began at 11 a.m., where SDSU locked in a win in the third varsity eight with a 7:17.6 finish over Sac State’s 7:42.1.

Later in the afternoon, SDSU faced Saint Mary’s where they notched victories in all three races. In the 3:45 p.m. varsity eight race, the Aztecs logged an impressive 6:45.9, beating the Gaels who finished in 7:04.5. At 4:15 p.m., the Aztecs’ second and third varsity eight boats, and the SDSU 2V8 held the lead at 6:49.9, while Saint Mary’s clocked in at 6:59.4 and the SDSU 3V8 finished in 7:16.7.

In the final race of the day, SDSU’s varsity four downed Saint Mary’s, finishing in 7:44.5 while the Gaels logged an 8:26.2 finish.

The Aztecs finish up at the Hornet Invitational on Sunday morning with races against Loyola Marymount and Drexel University beginning at 8 a.m.

Hornet Invitational

Lake Natoma (Gold River, Calif.)

March 18, 2017

Lineup:

First Varsity Eight

Gina Bourke (bow), Phoebe Dammersmith (two), Brynn Danvers (three), Bianca can Dyk (four), Hannah Gasser (five), Isabelle Paul (six), Sara Avery (seven), Madeline Bernard (stroke), Alyssa Lua (coxswain).

Second Varsity Eight

Hannah Norris (bow), Deborah Worthey (two), Brooke Hepner (three), Laurie Tenenbaum (four), Tara Montgomery (five), Christa Carrillo (six), Ema White (seven), Lauren Allen (stroke), Cassandra Houy (coxswain).

Third Varsity Eight

Malia Metkiff (bow), Kayla Moss (two), Rebecca Sievers (three), Hannah Carney (four), Brooke Boron (five), Oona Albertson (six), Kelbi Redquest (seven), Nicole Guerra (stroke), Danielle Stancikas (coxswain).

Varsity Four

Mycayla Smith (bow), Maia Graham (two), Laura Keane (three), Daria Peck (stroke), Rachel Gemperle (coxswain).

Race Results:

8 a.m. – Varsity Eight

SDSU: 6:46.6

SAC: 6:51.9

9 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight

SDSU: 6:55.9

SAC: 7:04.6

10 a.m. – Varsity Four

SAC: 7:41.7

SDSU: 7:48.7

SAC ‘B’: 7:54.6

11 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight

SDSU: 7:17.6

SAC: 7:42.1

3:45 p.m. – Varsity Eight

SDSU: 6:45.9

SMC: 7:04.5

4:15 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight

SDSU: 6:49.9

SMC: 6:59.4

SDSU ‘B’: 7:16.7

4:45 p.m. – Varsity Four

SDSU: 7:44.5

SMC: 8:26.2