ROWING TAKES HOME FOUR GOLD MEDALS IN SEASON-OPENING SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL

ROWING TAKES HOME FOUR GOLD MEDALS IN SEASON-OPENING SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- The Hornet women's varsity eight, second varsity eight, third varsity eight and varsity four all took home gold medals at the season-opening Sacramento State Invitational on Saturday morning at Lake Natoma.

The Sacramento State Invitational was comprised of crews from Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, Portland, Humboldt State, UC San Diego, Orange Coast College and Mills College. The regatta consisted of six races, and each of those races had between four and seven entries.

Each of Sacramento State's four first-place finishes came by over three seconds, including the second varsity eight winning by more than 10 seconds.

Racing throughout the morning in good conditions, Sacramento State's varsity eight posted to a winning time of 6:45.4, which was over six seconds faster than the next closest competitor. UC San Diego finished with a 6:51.9 and Portland went 6:52.7 to round out the top three in the six-boat field.

The Hornets won by open water in the second varsity eight, finishing with a time of 6:54.0, which was over 10 seconds faster than Saint Mary's second-place time of 7:04.9. UC San Diego's A boat finished third with a 7:06.2, and Portland fourth at 7:14.7 in the six-boat field.

Sacramento State's third varsity eight placed first with a 7:14.8, followed by Humboldt State A (7:21.5) and UC San Diego (7:31.5) to round out the top three in the seven-boat field. In the varsity four competition, Sacramento State posted a 7:47.9, which was faster than five other crews, including second-place Humboldt State (7:51.1).

Sacramento State also raced a novice four which placed second (8:07.2) out of seven boats in its competition.

Complete results from each race and Sacramento State's lineups can be found below.

The Hornets return to the water a week from today (March 17) when the they host the Hornet Invitational. The four-bat field will include San Diego State, Kansas State and Saint Mary's.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Stuti Desai, stroke - Estel Boix Noguer, 7 - Masa Kupresanin, 6 - Mikaela Smyth, 5 - Kristin Weinman, 4 - Elena Galvez, 3 - Elizabeth Ditoiu, 2 - Lexi Haynes, b - Bailey Greenslit

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
cox - Cassidy Bouchard, stroke - Madison Elsner, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Kaylee Goff, 5 - Elle Biczo, 4 - Helena Young, 3 - Vjollca Rexhepi, 2 - Nadia Noguera, b - Ashley Velasquez

THIRD VARSITY EIGHT/NOVICE EIGHT
cox - Brianna Reveles, stroke - Kalei Asam, 7 - Dorian Cox, 6 - Shelby Kolbeck, 5 - Alana Holt, 4 - Leemari Perez, 3 - Destiny Youn, 2 - Sarai Bustos, b - Angela Fletcher

VARSITY FOUR
cox - Anneliese Solberg, stroke - Susana Contreras, 3 - Abigail Morgan, 2 - Amber Anderson-Wells, b - Alexis Aiello

NOVICE FOUR
cox - Angela Fletcher, stoke - Kalei Asam, 3 - Gabrielle Niko, 2 - Shelby Kolbeck, b - Destiny Youn

RESULTS

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State  6:54.0
2. Saint Mary's  7:04.9
3. UC San Diego A  7:06.2
4. Portland  7:14.7
5. Humboldt State  7:15.0
6. UC San Diego B  7:42.8

VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State  6:45.4
2. UC San Diego  6:51.9
3. Portland  6:52.7
4. Saint Mary's  7:00.4
5. Humboldt State  7:01.4
6. Mills College  7:32.9

NOVICE EIGHT/THIRD VARSITY EIGHT
1. Sacramento State  7:14.8
2. Humboldt State A  7:21.5
3. UC San Diego  7:31.5
4. Portland  7:35.3
5. Orange Coast College  7:37.5
6. Humboldt State B  7:52.7
7. Mills College  9:28.8

VARSITY FOUR
1. Sacramento State  7:47.9
2. Humboldt State  7:51.1
3. UC San Diego  7:54.3
4. Portland  8:01.1
5. Orange Coast College  8:05.5
6. Saint Mary's  8:12.2

NOVICE FOUR
1. UC San Diego  8:02.6
2. Sacramento State  8:07.2
3. Humboldt State  8:08.8
4. Mills College A  8:09.5
5. Orange Coast College  8:36.2
6. Saint Mary's  8:41.6
7. Mills College B  9:03.2

SECOND VARSITY FOUR
1. UC San Diego  8:03.0
2. Humboldt State A  8:06.9
3. Portland  8:07.8
4. Humboldt State B  8:27.1