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SDSU novice eight finishes first while open eight boats earned second, third and fifth


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November 11, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State rowing competed in the final event on its fall slate on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the San Diego Fall Classic, hosted by San Diego Rowing Club. The Aztecs, who entered four boats in the regatta, earned first place in the novice eight event and three top-five finishes in the open eight race.

The Aztecs raced three boats in the open eight event at 7:45 a.m. where the A boat claimed a close second to USD’s A boat with a time of 17:02.990, just three seconds behind the first place Toreros. The SDSU B boat was not far behind, finishing in third in 17:28.873, while SDSU C came in 20 seconds behind fourth-place finisher UCSD A to claim fifth with a time of 18:02.037. Trailing the Aztecs’ three open eight boats were crews from USD, UC Santa Barbara, UCSD, UC Irvine, Long Beach State and Orange Coast College.

The 8:55 a.m. novice eight race was a success for the youngest Aztec crew, which claimed first place with its finish time of 18:29.776. The SDSU novice eight created a major gap between itself and second place finisher, USC A, which finished a minute later in 19:29.083. The Aztecs also defeated its competitors from Arizona State, USD, UCI, OCC and LBSU in the event.

The San Diego Fall Classic marks the final event of the Aztecs’ fall schedule. The Aztecs will take in its race experience from today’s event and its top finishes at the Row for the Cure and continue to prepare for the regular season in the spring of 2019. SDSU opens its spring slate on Feb. 9, 2019 with a scrimmage vs. Minnesota on Mission Bay.

San Diego Fall Classic

Nov. 11, 2019

Mission Bay – San Diego, Calif.


Women’s Open Eight – 7:45 a.m.

USD A: 16:59.832

SDSU A: 17:02.990

SDSU B: 17:28.873

UCSD A: 17:39.147

SDSU C: 18:02.037

USD B: 18:16.875

UCSB A: 18:24.599

UCSD B: 18:30.564

UCI A: 18:41.643

USD C: 19:29.132

UCI B: 20:02.539

LBSU A: 20:36.450

OCC A: 20:42.967

Women’s Novice Eight – 8:55 a.m.

SDSU A: 18:29.776

USC A: 19:29.083

ASU A: 20:52.126

USD A: 22:07.423

UCI A: 23:00.811

OCC A: 23:26.716

LBSU A: 23:32.676

UCI B: 25:29.577


Open Eight

SDSU A: Hannah Norris (bow), Anastasia Vontzou (two), Laura Keane (three), Maddie Bernard (four), Alexa Dietz (five), Maia Graham (six), Helen Bauer (seven), Kaytlin Barker (stroke), Hannah Broadland (coxswain).

SDSU B: Brooke Hepner (bow), Deborah Worthey (two), Phoebe Dammersmith (three), Julia Camillucci (four), Michelle Jacob (five), Alana Grollo (six), Mycayla Smith (seven), Larisa Sulcs (stroke), Bella De Avila (coxswain).

SDSU C: Naomi Marroquin (bow), Jane Ferguson (two), Grace Reginato (three), Kylie Thomas (four), Meg Hermann (five), Kamryn Whitworth (six),  Brooke Boron (seven), Laurie Tenenbaum (stroke), Danielle Stancikas (coxswain).

Novice Eight

SDSU A: Rosalie Urban (bow), Taylor York (two), Riley Sidebotham (three), Carly Da Costa (four), Greta Viss (five), Anna Clear (six), Elina Linner (seven), Kyler Sloan (stroke), Madison Fisk (coxswain).

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