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SDSU finishes behind UCLA in head-to-head competition


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March 9, 2019 (Marina Del Rey) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled to Marina del Rey, Calif., Saturday morning where they fell short in head-to-head competition against UCLA. The Aztecs competed in four events on Ballona Creek – the third varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity eight and varsity eight – falling behind each of UCLA’s crews in all four races.

The Aztecs began the morning with their third varsity eight event, in which the Bruins entered both a 3V8 crew and their third varsity four boat, alongside SDSU’s 3V8 team. Both of UCLA’s vessels finished ahead of the Aztecs, first the UCLA 3V8 (6:59.6) and then the 3V4 (7:11.7), which edged the Scarlet and Black by hundredths of a second (7:11.75).

In the varsity four event, the Aztecs finished 17 seconds behind UCLA’s time of 7:27.2, with their time of 7:44.2. At the top of the 10 o’clock hour, the second varsity eight crews got underway, and the Aztecs pulled off a tight race with the Bruins. UCLA eventually finished in 6:48.3, and SDSU trailed by less than one second with a final time of 6:49.1.

UCLA was also able to capture a faster finish in the final event of the morning, the varsity eight, when its crew crossed the finish line in 6:38.9, leading the Aztecs by just over 18 seconds with their finish time of 6:57.62.

The Aztecs look to improve upon their times in practice next week as they prepare for the annual trip to Gold River, California for the Hornet Invitational. The two-day event, hosted by Sacramento State, is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17 and hosts crews from SDSU, Sac State, Kansas State and Saint Mary’s.


March 9, 2019

Ballona Creek – Marina del Rey, Calif.


Third Varsity Eight – 9:30 a.m.

UCLA 3V8: 6:59.6

UCLA 3V4: 7:11.7

SDSU 3V8: 7:11.75

Varsity Four – 9:45 a.m.

UCLA: 7:27.2

SDSU: 7:44.2

Second Varsity Eight – 10 a.m.

UCLA: 6:48.3

SDSU: 6:49.1

Varsity Eight – 10:15 a.m.

UCLA: 6:38.9

SDSU: 6:57.62


3V8: Kamryn Whitworth (bow), Kylie Thomas (two), Julia George (three), Grace Reginato (four), Elina Linner (five), Kyler Sloan (six), Ellie Alexopoulos (seven), Laurie Tenenbaum (stroke), Jannette Hermosa (coxswain).

V4: Deborah Worthey (bow), Naomi Marroquin (two), Brooke Hepner (three), Madison Fisk (four).

2V8: Mycayla Smith (bow), Anastasia Vontzou (two), Aleks Manikowska (three), Alana Grollo (four), Michelle Jacob (five), Kaytlin Barker (six), Malia Metkiff (seven), Maddie Bernard (stroke), Bella De Avila (coxswain).

V8: Hannah Norris (bow), Julia Camillucci (two), Alexa Dietz (three), Brooke Boron (four), Helen Bauer (five), Larisa Sulcs (six),  Laura Keane (seven), Maia Graham (stroke), Hannah Broadland (coxswain).