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ROWING CONCLUDES THE LAKE NATOMA INVITATIONAL

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Sacramento State's varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four each competed during the second and final day of the fifth-annual Lake Natoma Invitational Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

The two-day, nine-team regatta featured a powerhouse lineup highlighted by six nationally ranked teams, including the top two teams in the nation. Among those schools were top-ranked USC, second-ranked Cal, ninth-ranked Stanford, 12th-ranked Notre Dame, 15th-ranked Wisconsin and 17th-ranked Washington State. Kansas, who is receiving votes in the poll, also competed at the regatta with Sacramento State and Tulsa. The Hornets co-hosted the event with Cal.

Each of the nine teams were slotted into groups today based on yesterday's heat performances. Cal, Stanford and USC were put into Group A, Washington State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin were slotted into Group B, and Sacramento State, Kansas and Tulsa were put into Group C.

Each school was given the opportunity to compete in four different race categories during the two-day event comprised of the varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four.

USC, which placed first in the varsity eight final while finishing second in both the second varsity eight and varsity four finals, generated enough points to win the Lake Natoma Invitational championship for the first time. Cal had won in 2012, 2010 and 2009 while Stanford was victorious in 2011. Trailing USC in this year's points standings were Cal, Stanford and Notre Dame tied for third, Washington State, Wisconsin, Tulsa, Kansas and Sacramento State, respectively.

The Hornets' varsity eight time of 6:59.8 in its third-level final was faster than third-place Kansas (7:02.2), but trailed Tulsa's winning time of 6:52.6. Sacramento State's second varsity eight (7:06.6) also finished second behind Kansas' time of 6:58.7, and faster than Tulsa's third-place time of 7:12.0.

Sacramento State's varsity four finished third in its final with a time of 8:01.2, while the Hornets' A and B boats finished third and fourth, respectively, in the petite final with times of 7:27.1 and 7:38.0, respectively.

Complete results of today's racing can be found by clicking here. The Hornets' times and lineups are below.

Sacramento State returns to the water when the team hosts the WIRA Championships on April 27-28.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

VARSITY EIGHT
Cox - Shelley Zakskorn, s - Michelle Evers, 7 - Alexandra Santella, 6 - Kim Gross, 5 - Nneka Anyanwu, 4 - Karoline Sly, 3 - Hannah Silberberg, 2 - Erika Busch, b - Kloey Glass

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
Cox - Socheata Guimond, s - Tawnya Curfman, 7 - Alyssa Padberg, 6 - Rosemary Kloh, 5 - Carly Hartman, 4 - Katie Koehler, 3 - Desiree Drab Munoz, 2 - Kayley Rasmussen, b - Antonia Dendrinos

VARSITY FOUR
Cox - Jennifer Shepherd, s - Courtney Owen, 3 - Angela Alftin, 2 - Sandra Freeman, b - Danielle Stout

NOVICE EIGHT A
Cox - Alina Ibarra, s - Dani Reynolds, 7 - Nicole Maduri, 6 - Kaitlynn Blackwell, 5 - Vanessa Verdugo, 4 - Ashley Sly, 3 - Nika Szyrynski, 2 - Zully Cruz, b - Jessica Martinez

NOVICE EIGHT B
Cox - Ashley Lopez, s - Megan Boggs, 7 - Iliana Vera, 6 - Lindsey Smith, 5 - Gabrielle Sandate, 4 - Jacque Hawkins, 3 - Rachel Riehn, 2 - Marissa Robinson, b - Laurelle Bautista

SACRAMENTO STATE'S RESULTS

NOVICE EIGHT PETITE FINAL
1. Stanford  6:52.5
2. Cal B  6:58.3
3. Sacramento State A  7:27.1
4. Sacramento State B  7:38.0

VARSITY FOUR
1. Kansas  7:42.6
2. Tulsa  7:46.5
3. Sacramento State  8:01.2

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Kansas  6:58.7
2. Sacramento State  7:06.6
3. Tulsa  7:12.0

VARSITY EIGHT
1. Tulsa  6:52.6
2. Sacramento State  6:59.8
3. Kansas  7:02.2

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. USC
2. Cal
3. Stanford (Tie)
3. Notre Dame (Tie)
5. Washington State
6. Wisconsin
7. Tulsa
8. Kansas
9. Sacramento State

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