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Cougar Rowers Travel to Seattle, California for Racing

April 29, 1998

Opening Day Regatta, Varsity Four, Montake Cut, Seattle, May 2
Stanford Invitational, Varsity, JV, Novice Eights, Redwood Shores, Calif., May 2-3

Next Competition:
Pacific Coast Rowing Championships, Selected Novice, Lake Natoma, Calif., May 16
Pacific-10 Conference Championships, V8, JV8, V4, N8, Lake Natoma, Calif, May 17

COUGS WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON: The Washington State women rowers travel this weekend to wrap up the regular season before PCRC and Pac-10 Conference Championships May 16-17...this weekend, the varsity four heads to Seattle for the Opening Day Regatta on Montlake Cut Saturday and will meet Washington and Gonzaga crews...the varsity, junior varsity and novice eight crews will race California, Stanford, Kansas and Sacramento State Saturday and Sunday at Redwood Shores, Calif.

ABOUT THE COUGARS: After struggling to find success in the first part of the season, the women's rowing teams have seen some personnel changes in anticipation of improving times going into the Pacific-10 Conference Championships May 17 at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, Calif. Cougar Coach Tammy Crawford and her staff put the rowers through five days of seat-racing and moved three novice rowers to the junior varsity eight boat and one novice into the varsity four lineup. Four second novice eight rowers will be moved up to the first novice eight boat to take their places.

COUGAR WOMEN'S ROWING COACHES: Varsity coach Tammy Crawford returns for her eighth season as the head coach of the Washington State women's rowing team and 12th season of collegiate coaching...Jodi Winchell, novice coach, begins her sixth year as a coach with the Cougar rowers...Colin Tindall, assistant coach, is in his first year at WSU but third year of coaching...Paula Curry, a four-year letterwinner at WSU, is an undergraduate assistant coach while Drew Osborne is a volunteer coach this season after spending three years with the WSU men's rowing club.

COACH CRAWFORD SAID: "It was a physically hard week for the athletes. They've had extremely high focus and extremely intense rowing. The quality of what they've been required to do has helped them. They've been rowing hard and staying on top of it for the past five days as everybody tried to secure a seat. This maybe a new twist this late in the season and I hope this does something to help us out. Moving rowers around is a little risky and unorthodox thing to do but many Eastern sprints schools do this after Eastern sprints and before nationals. It is common for them to part out their first novice boat into the upper classmen boats after the novice regular season is over. We didn't see much point in waiting until after the Stanford, Cal, Kansas regatta. This makes our boats younger across the top and it will be good experience that hopefully will pay off next year."

LAST COMPETITION: The visiting Oregon State women's rowing team captured four of the five races April 18 in a dual regatta against Washington State hosted by the Cougars at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River. WSU's sole win came in the junior varsity eight race while OSU won the varsity eight, novice eight, plus the novice and varsity four events.

WSU vs. Oregon State Women's Rowing
April 18, Wawawai Landing, Snake River

Women's Novice Eight:  OSU 7:17.06, WSU A 7:28.04, WSU B 7:58.83.
Women's Junior Varsity Eight:  WSU 7:11.70, OSU 7:16.56.
Women's Varsity Eight:  OSU 6:52.00, WSU 7:04.73.
Women's Novice Four:  OSU 8:01.90, WSU A 8:25.53, WSU B 8:53.47.
Varsity Four:  OSU N4 7:56.03, WSU 8:04.16, OSU 8:05.57, WSU N4 8:14.02, WSU JV4 8:35.81.


Varsity Eight
Marissa Merker (Jr., Poulsbo)
Anna Carlson (Jr., Fair Oaks, Calif.)
Lisa Phillips (So., Vancouver)
Kristin McClintock (Jr., Ilwaco)
Jen Yust (Sr., Seattle)
Connie Turman (Sr., Friday Harbor)
Amy Armstrong (Fr., Victoria, B.C.)
Liz Snook (So., Colville)
Shannon Tyler (Sr., Camas)

Junior Varsity Eight
Sally Moreno (Sr., Mt. Vernon)
Brooke Leyerly (Jr., Costa Mesa, Calif.)
Megan Wedin (So., Ellensburg)
Julie Davis (Fr., Sidney, B.C.)
Sara Allen (Fr., Seattle)
Dana Passons (Jr., Spokane)
Christy Shanahan (So., Vancouver)
Amber Brown (Jr., Mt. Vernon)
Lydia Prichard (Fr., Nooksack Valley)

Novice Eight
Aubrey Mangold (So., Rainier)
Angela Scott (Fr., Victoria, B.C.)
Anna Waters (Fr., Richland)
Raina Demos (Jr., Casper, Wyo.
Danielle Reiger (Fr., Sumner)
Meghan Smith (Fr., Kent)
Callie Nagy (Fr., Sunnyside)
Kim Oergel (Fr., Rainier)
Heidi Schulz (Fr., Newport)

Varsity Four
Autumn Miller (So., Tacoma)
Erin Broweleit (Sr., Seattle)
Allison Neal (Fr., Sea Tac)
Alison Wedin (Sr., Ellensburg)
Alyson Bonar (So., Mercer Island)

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