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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougars Complete Second Day of NCAA Championships
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 05/31/2014
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Washington State University second varsity eight crew placed sixth in its A/B Semifinal Saturday to advance to the Petite Final Sunday at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships held at Indianapolis's Eagle Creek Park.

The Cougars raced in clear, sunny and calm conditions for the second-straight day, although the start of the racing day was delayed by 15 minutes due to debris on the course. Racing out of lane seven, the Cougars’ second varsity eight (coxswain – Emily Boquet, stroke – Megan McDonald, Emily Starkel, Noel Christiansen, Mollie McCabe, Chloe Rogers, Carter Marks, Kendall Boliba, bow – Isabella Watt) battled in the final 500 meters to try and catch Washington, but fell short by less than a second as WSU placed sixth with a time of 6:48.324, three seconds ahead of Harvard in seventh. WSU will now compete in the Petite Final against UCLA, Michigan, Washington, USC, Notre Dame and Harvard, Sunday, June 1 at 10:20 a.m. for places seventh through 13th.

The Cougars’ varsity eight (coxswain – Sarah Wu, stroke – Jordan Watson, Mihaela-Teodora Berindei, Elise Jones, Alex Waddell, Nicole Hare, Morgan Cathrea, Hannah deVos, bow – Mickey Aylard) raced in the first event of the day, the first C/D Semifinal. WSU held close to UCLA the entire race, but couldn’t pull ahead, placing second in the heat with a time of 6:43.896, less than three seconds behind the Bruins in at 6:40.914. WSU will compete in the C Final Sunday against San Diego, UCLA, Wisconsin, Louisville and Northeastern, at 9:20 a.m. in a battle for places 13-18.

After just missing out on the A/B Semifinals Friday, the Cougar’s varsity four (coxswain – Rebecca Burns, stroke – Alyssa Rumann, Ella Odland, Ieva Adomaviciute, bow – Kim Coon) made a statement Saturday morning, dominating its race. The Cougars led the entire 2,000 meters and won the race in a time of 7:47.318, nearly 11 seconds ahead of Harvard in second place with a time of 7:58.251.

Live results and streaming all weekend can be found at:

Eagle Creek Park
Eagle Creek Reservoir – Indianapolis, Ind.
May 30 – June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31 – Day Two
Division I Eights
C/D Semifinal One
1. UCLA, 6:40.914
2. Washington State, 6:43.896
3. Louisville, 6:46.491
4. Oklahoma, 6:56.797
5. Jacksonville, 7:11.231

Division I Second Eights
A/B Semifinal One
1. Ohio State, 6:34.986
2. Princeton, 6:38.577
3. Brown, 6:40.322
4. UCLA, 6:42.390
5. Washington, 6:47.484
6. Washington State, 6:48.324
7. Harvard, 6:51.039

Division I Fours
C/D Semifinal One
1. Washington State, 7:47.318
2. Harvard, 7:58.251
3. Oklahoma, 7:59.385
4. Northeastern, 8:17.089
5. Jacksonville, 9:06.393

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