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Toreros Show Speed at Western Sprints Duel
March 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s top eight defeated both Gonzaga and cross-town rival UC San Diego on the second day of the Western Sprints League Duel. The San Diego men’s rowing team competed against Santa Clara, Gonzaga and UCSD on Sunday and Monday.

On Monday, the Toreros raced Gonzaga and UC San Diego in two separate contests. In the first duel of the day the Toreros took the lead against Gonzaga. The Bulldogs made a furious charge in the closing meters, but the Toreros held their lead to finished three-seats up. USD clocked in at 6:30, Gonzaga at 6:31. 

The second varsity eight dealt with a tough loss, losing by just .3 seconds. Gonzaga finished with a time of 6:38 and San Diego 6:38.3.

For the second race of the morning USD lined up against UCSD. At the City Championships in February, the Toreros lost to the Tritons after falling short in two of three contests. 

The USD men fell behind in the first few hundred meters of the race, but as they entered the second 500 the Toreros began to edge up on the Tritons. Both crews faced adverse water conditions as they moved down the course. At 750 meters to go the Toreros kicked into a new gear to earn the win by a full boat length. USD clocked 6:27, UCSD 6:31.

"I am truly proud and impressed of how our crews raced this weekend,” said head coach Brooks Dagman. “This was not an easy set of races and all our boats performed very well. With our varsity boat so young, it demonstrated their racing savvy and determination. Although our 2V and 3V lost some heartbreakingly close races, we all discovered some highlights. We also found where we can fine tune a few things to pick up a bit more speed." said Dagman.

On Sunday the Toreros faced Santa Clara and lost in all three boats. The varsity eight fell by three seconds, the 2V by five seconds and the 3V by six.

Next up the Toreros race at the San Diego Crew Classic. This year both men's and women's rowing programs celebrate forty years. Racing begins the morning of March 24.

Complete Sunday Results
Complete Monday Results

Sunday results:

Varsity 8:
Santa Clara 5:59
San Diego 6:02

2nd Varsity 8:
Santa Clara 6:05
San Diego 6:10

3rd Varsity 8:
Santa Clara 6:22
San Diego 6:28

Monday results:

Varsity 8:
San Diego 6:30
Gonzaga 6:31

2nd Varsity 8:
Gonzaga 6:28
San Diego 6:28.3

3rd Varsity 8:
Gonzaga 6:40
San Diego 6:48

Varsity 8:
San Diego 6:27
UCSD 6:31 

2nd Varsity 8: 
UCSD 6:38 
San Diego 6:40

3rd Varsity 8: 
UCSD 6:53 
San Diego 7:06 
UCSD 7:19






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