ROWING TAKES HOME A PAIR OF GOLD MEDALS AT THE HORNET INVITATIONAL

ROWING TAKES HOME A PAIR OF GOLD MEDALS AT THE HORNET INVITATIONAL

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Sacramento State's women's varsity eight and second varsity eight both took home gold medals in the afternoon session of rowing to highlight the team's day at the Hornet Invitational on Saturday at Lake Natoma.

The Hornet Invitational was comprised of crews from Sacramento State, Gonzaga, San Diego State, Kansas State and Saint Mary's . The regatta consisted of a morning and afternoon session, and saw races include anywhere between two and four boats.

Sacramento State's varsity eight and second varsity eight both won their afternoon races over Kansas State by at least three seconds. The Hornets competed in two varsity eight races (3rd place in the morning, 1st afternoon), two second varsity eight races (2nd morning, 1st afternoon), a pair of varsity four races (3rd in both the morning and afternoon), and two third varsity eight races (2nd in both the morning and afternoon).

Racing conditions included a 5 mile per hour cross tailwind with flat water in the morning session, and increased to a 10 mile per hour headwind with choppy water in the afternoon.

Sacramento State's varsity eight posted a time of 6:48.9 in the morning, and a 7:06.8 in the afternoon. That afternoon time was nearly four seconds faster than Kansas State's time of 7:10.7. The second varsity eight raced to a second-place time of 6:53.6 in the morning, and a first-place time of 7:18.0 in the afternoon.

Complete results from every race as well as the Hornets' lineups in both the morning and afternoon can be found below.

Sacramento State will compete again next weekend (March 24-25) at the San Diego Crew Classic.

SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS

VARSITY EIGHT (morning race)
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

VARSITY EIGHT (afternoon race)
cox - Stuti Desai, stroke - Estel Boix Noguer, 7 - Masa Kupresanin, 6 - Mikaela Smyth, 5 - Kristin Weinman, 4 - Elena Galvez, 3 - Elizabeth Ditoiu, 2 - Abigail Morgan, b - Bailey Greenslit

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SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (morning race)
cox - Cassidy Bouchard, stroke - Madison Elsner, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Kaylee Goff, 5 - Abigail Morgan, 4 - Helena Young, 3 - Elle Biczo, 2 - Susana Contreras, b - Vjollca Rexhepi

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (afternoon race)
cox - Cassidy Bouchard, stroke - Madison Elsner, 7 - Kelsey Rogers, 6 - Kaylee Goff, 5 - Lexi Haynes, 4 - Helena Young, 3 - Elle Biczo, 2 - Susana Contreras, b - Vjollca Rexhepi

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

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

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VARSITY FOUR (morning and afternoon races)
cox - Anneliese Solberg, stroke - Ashley Velasquez, 3 - Amber Anderson-Wells, 2 - Destiny Youn, b - Nadia Noguera

MORNING SESSION OF RACING

VARSITY EIGHT (Race 1)
1. Gonzaga  6:40.4
2. San Diego State  6:45.3
3. Sacramento State  6:48.9

VARSITY EIGHT (Race 2)
1. Kansas State  6:53.7
2. Saint Mary's  7:02.1

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (Race 1)
1. Gonzaga  6:52.0
2. Sacramento State  6:53.6
3. San Diego State  6:54.1

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (Race 2)
1. Kansas State  7:01.6
2. Saint Mary's  7:16.2

VARSITY FOUR (Race 1)
1. San Diego State  7:47.3
2. Gonzaga  7:48.5
3. Sacramento State 7:58.1
4. Gonzaga B  8:15.8

VARSITY FOUR (Race 2)
1. Kansas State  7:51.5
2. Kansas State B  8:06.4
3. Saint Mary's  8:38.5
4. Saint Mary's B  8:52.5

THIRD VARSITY EIGHT/NOVICE EIGHT (Race 1)
1. San Diego State  7:11.5
2. Sacramento State  7:22.6

THIRD VARSITY EIGHT/NOVICE EIGHT (Race 2)
1. Kansas State  7:18.6
2. Gonzaga  7:23.3

AFTERNOON SESSION OF RACING

VARSITY EIGHT (Race 1)
1. Sacramento State  7:06.8
2. Kansas State  7:10.7

VARSITY EIGHT (Race 2)
1. San Diego State  7:10.0
2. Saint Mary's  7:23.0

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (Race 1)
1. Sacramento State  7:18.0
2. Kansas State  7:21.1

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT (Race 2)
1. San Diego State  7:20.8
2. San Diego State B  7:27.8
3. Saint Mary's  7:40.9

VARSITY FOUR (Race 1)
1. Kansas State  8:13.7
2. Kansas State B  8:33.7
3. Sacramento State  8:38.2

VARSITY FOUR (Race 2)
1. San Diego State  8:23.5
2. Saint Mary's  9:20.1
3. Saint Mary's B  9:33.4

THIRD VARSITY EIGHT/NOVICE EIGHT
1. Kansas State  7:51.1
2. Sacramento State  7:58.9