SDSU finishes 13-0 against Tritons in Chula Vista
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April 19, 2019 (Chula Vista) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled south to the Otay Reservoir at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center Friday morning, where the Aztecs downed UCSD, 13-0, in four head-to-head events. With the win, SDSU retains the Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy.
In the first event of the day, the Aztecs third varsity eight built up a significant lead over the UCSD novice eight, ultimately finishing the course with a time of 7:07.8, with more than a 30-second margin over the Tritons (7:38.5). The Scarlet and Black second varsity eight boat finished in a similar fashion in the 8 a.m. event, clocking in at 6:53.0 while the UCSD 2V8 squad finished in 7:25.0.
The varsity four crews competed at 8:15 a.m., where the Aztec crew, who raced in the Duke Robinson boat, finished in 7:47.0, nine seconds ahead of UCSD (7:56.0). The final event of the day, the varsity eight, ended with yet another San Diego State victory as the Aztecs finished in 6:48.0, leading the Tritons by eight and a half seconds (6:56.5).
“In the top eight, we went out and had a very organized and smooth race,” sophomore coxswain Hannah Broadland said. “We encountered a little bit of head wind, but still managed to pull a time we felt confident in, and are excited to continue to improve.”
The Aztecs claimed all 13 available points Friday morning with wins in all four of the events. Scoring for the Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy is based on the following point system: six points for the varsity eight, four points for the second varsity eight, two points for the varsity four and one point for the third varsity eight. This marks the third straight season San Diego State has claimed an outright win over UCSD in the event.
Up next, SDSU prepares for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships, which are set for Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
SDSU vs. UCSD
April 19, 2019
Otay Reservoir, Elite Athlete Training Center – Chula Vista, Calif.
Third Varsity Eight – 7:45 a.m.
UCSD (N8): 7:38.5
Second Varsity Eight – 8 a.m.
Varsity Four – 8:15 a.m.
Varsity Eight – 8:30 a.m.
3V8: Naomi Marroquin (bow), Taylor York (two), Elina Linner (three), Taysia Pimentel (four), Kyler Sloan (five), Kamryn Whitworth (six), Mycayla Smith (seven), Laurie Tenenbaum (stroke), Juliana Santiago (coxswain).
2V8: Hannah Norris (bow), Brooke Hepner (two), Maire Shannon Malloy (three), Julia Camillucci (four), Greta Viss (five), Brooke Boron (six), Phoebe Dammersmith (seven), Maddie Bernard (stroke), Bella De Avila (coxswain).
V4 (Duke Robinson): Deborah Worthey (Helix HS/bow), Anastasia Vontzou (two), Malia Metkiff (three), Ellie Alexopoulos (stroke), Madison Fisk (coxswain).
V8: Laura Keane (bow), Maia Graham (two), Alexa Dietz (three), Alana Grollo (four), Larisa Sulcs (five), Michelle Jacob (six), Kaytlin Barker (seven), Helen Bauer (stroke), Hannah Broadland (coxswain).