SAN DIEGO — Sacramento State competed four boats on the final day of the San Diego Crew Classic, highlighted by the team's varsity eight winning a silver medal and the novice eight winning bronze in their respective grand finals at Crown Point Shores Park in Mission Bay.
The varsity eight's silver medal marked the highest finish for the Hornets' top boat at the San Diego Crew Classic since 2009. In fact, in school history, only three V8 boats have finished second or better at the event, including a gold in 2000, and a silver in 2009. The 2005, 2010 and 2015 boats won bronze.
The novice eight's finish was also significant as they become the first Sacramento State novice eight to ever win a medal at the San Diego Crew Classic. Making the bronze even sweeter is the Hornets finished ahead of UCLA by .014 seconds after finishing behind the Bruins in yesterday's heat.
Sacramento State also saw its second varsity eight place fifth in its petite final, and the varsity four was sixth in its petite final.
The Hornets' varsity eight qualified for today's grand final after finishing first in yesterday's heat. San Diego State placed first in the grand final with a time of 7:08.53, followed by Sacramento State (7:14.35), SMU (7:16.30), Loyola Marymount (7:18.78), Kansas State (7:22.54) and Victoria Rowing Club (7:27.32).
The novice eight, which placed fourth in its heat yesterday, moved up a spot in today's grand final, surpassing UCLA. Texas won the grand final with a time of 7:20.00, followed by Loyola Marymount (7:33.24), Sacramento State 7:41.880) and UCLA (7:41.894) to round out the top four in the six-boat field.
Sacramento State's second varsity eight posted a fifth place time of 7:24.93 in its petite final while the varsity four's time of 8:42.54 was sixth in its petite final.
Complete results from today and yesterday's racing at the San Diego Crew Classic can be found by clicking here or the link above the story.
Sacramento State does not race again until hosting the Lake Natoma Invitational on April 14-15. Eight teams will be at the event including the Hornets, Cal, Stanford, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Brown, Alabama and San Diego
SACRAMENTO STATE LINEUPS
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
SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
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
cox - Brianna Reveles, stroke - Nadia Noguera, 3 - Ashley Velasquez, 2 - Amber Anderson-Wells, b - Destiny Youn
cox - Anneliese Solberg, stroke - Kalei Asam, 7 - Dorian Cox, 6 - Shelby Kolbeck, 5 - Alana Holt, 4 - Leemari Perez, 3 - Gabrielle Niko, 2 - Sarai Bustos, b - Angela Fletcher
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