San Diego Shows West Coast Strength

USDTOREROSDOTCOM USD raced against some of the top crews in the country.
USDTOREROSDOTCOM
USD raced against some of the top crews in the country.
USDTOREROSDOTCOM

April 29, 2013

LOWELL, Ore. - The University of San Diego women's rowing team took on some of the top ranked programs in the country this weekend. Starting off the day with only a mild breeze, the Toreros used their morning competition to test the speed of their boats, taking on No. 18 Washington State and Oregon State. San Diego's varsity 8 finished behind Washington State and four seconds behind Oregon State with a time of 6:47.3.

Coming into the afternoon races, USD prepared for a harsh head wind and a full five lanes of racing with No. 11 Stanford, No. 18 Washington State, Syracuse, and Oregon State. USD's top 8 fought headwind gusts staying with all competitors into the third 500. They crossed the finish line four seconds ahead of Syracuse behind Oregon State.

The Toreros picked up another win that afternoon in the Varsity Four finishing over 2 seconds in front of their east coast competition, Syracuse.

"This race was a great opportunity to see the speed of teams in the Pac 12, as well as an East Coast competitor," said head coach Kim Cupini. "The travel up North was good for us as we learn how to compete better. Although there is room for more improvement, we were excited to test our speed."

The Toreros are back in action when they compete in their West Coast Conference Championship on May 18th on Lake Natoma near Sacramento, Calif.

RESULTS:
PM SESSION
Varsity 4+
1) Stanford (8:18.9)
2) Oregon State (8:19.3)
3) Washington State (8:32.3)
4) San Diego (8:38.4)
5) Syracuse (8:40.6)
(USD Lineup: Cox- White, Petrich, McNamara, Wray, Halden)

2nd Varsity 8+ 1) Stanford (7:22.2) 2) Washington State (7:28.9) 3) Syracuse (7:38.4) 4) Oregon State (7:40.2) 5) San Diego (7:51.3) (USD Lineup: Cox- Soper, Elrich, Rollins, High, McNeill, Bridges, DeSalvo, Romine, Ward)

1) Stanford (7:15.0) 2) Washington State (7:20.1) 3) Oregon State (7:23.6) 4) San Diego (7:28.7) 5) Syracuse (7:32.5) (USD Lineup: Cox- Walker, Albertini, Kendzierski, Campbell, Lamb, Dornes, Olson, Travis, Koenig)

2nd Varsity 4+ 1) Washington State `B' (8.29.6) 2) Washington State `C' (8:44.2) 3) San Diego (9:02.5) (USD Lineup: Cox- Mayer, Gabbard, Kincaid, Lucas, Maddox)

AM SESSION Varsity 4+ 1) Washington State (7:21.2) 2) Oregon State (7:23.3) 3) San Diego (7:34.2) (USD Lineup: Cox- White, Petrich, McNamara, Wray, Halden)

2nd Varsity 8+ 1) Washington State (6:43.1) 2) Oregon State (6:51.7) 3) San Diego (6:56.9) (USD Lineup: Cox- Walker, Elrich, Rollins, High, McNeill, Bridges, DeSalvo, Romine, Ward)

Varsity 8+ 1) Washington State (6:39.0) 2) Oregon State (6:43.1) 3) San Diego (6:47.4) (USD Lineup: Cox- Soper, Olson, Lamb, Campbell, Kendzierski, Albertini, Dornes, Travis, Koenig)

2nd Varsity 4+ 1) Washington State `A' (7:41.1) 2) Washington State `B' (7:52.3) 3) Oregon State (7:55.8) 4) San Diego (8:11.3) (USD Lineup: Cox- Mayer, Kincaid, Gabbard, Lucas, Maddox)