USD races well at Head of the American
Oct. 30, 2010
LAKE NATOMA, Calif. -The USD Women's Rowing team opened their fall season on Lake Natoma, in Sacramento, where they won WCC Championships last spring. "I always enjoy racing on Lake Natoma and this race has shown the team's potential and will keep us motivated for the rest of the season", says senior captain, Marilyn Smith.
The Head of the American regatta hosted juniors, masters and top collegiate events over a 5,000 meter course. The Toreros faced off against competitive PAC 10 and WCC rowing programs.
"It was a strong field and great to have the early season race experience", said Head coach Kim Cupini.
It was the first time racing at the Head of the American for the Toreros, only bringing up one eight. "Leaving majority of the squad at home, It was good to see this eight perform well and be among the top of the pack".
The Torero's will return home to Mission Bay to race in the Row for the Cure regatta tomorrow. A Susan G. Komen fund-raiser to raise awareness and help support breast cancer research.
"Row for the Cure is a great opportunity to measure the depth of our program," said senior rower Taylor Caldwell. "It's a terrific way to have fun while supporting a good cause and each other."
The Toreros will face off on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
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