April 8, 2004
What's Happening This Week: After a strong showing in the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend, the Washington State University women's rowing team travels to Seattle to square off against in-state rival Washington in a dual regatta at Montlake Cut, Saturday April 10 at 9 a.m...Cougars return to action when they host their only home event of the spring season, April 24 against Tennessee and Oregon State.
Varsity Eight Stays Put In Polls: The Cougars remain at No. 12 in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll...Cougars were ranked No.15 in the preseason poll...WSU is one of four Pacific-10 Conference teams in the poll...California (No. 2), Washington (No. 7), and USC (No. 16), are the other conference teams ranked...Ohio State University holds the No. 1 position in the poll for the second consecutive week.
WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on This Week's Competition: "It's fun to race in Seattle because a lot of Cougar fans come out. The level of competition is very high when it comes to Washington; the Huskies are one of the rowing superpowers in North America. We look at this weekend as a training weekend; this is just part of our preparation for the Pac-10s."
Washington State's line-up versus Washington:
Cougar Varsity Eight: Courtney Goodridge, Jody Thomas, Amy Jo Hendershot, Erin Patterson, Sarah Waterfield, Angela Manson, Amber McKnight, Lina Brazinskaite, Emily Collins.
Cougar Novice Eight: (A) Meghann Price, Fritha Strand-Davern, Becca Gibson, Casey Long, Carey Howman, Jennifer Copeland, Sarah Lende, Michelle Morris, Kim Behrends. (B) Amy Sherman, Amy Antisdel, Kim Dale, Jessica Regalado, Megan Schuyler, Kristin Patterson, Lexie Conley, Kristen Dunseth-Orth, Cristina Dressel.
Cougar Third Novice Eight: Nicki Compogno, Amy Antisdel, Megan Schuyler, Jessica Regalado, Kayla Smith, Kristen Dunseth-Orth, Adele Durfey, Janae Scott, Cortney DuBois.
San Diego Crew Classic Wrap-up: The Cougars raced well against elite rowing programs from throughout the country last weekend at Mission Bay in San Diego, Calif...Cougars' varsity eight, second varsity eight and novice eight all advanced to the Grand Finals for the respective races...in the varsity eight Jessop-Whittier Cup WSU finished in fourth place, rowing a time of 7:04.10 in the 2000 meter race. California won the race by rowing a time of 6:57.10...Cougars' second varsity race WSU garnered a third place finish, rowing a time of 7:12.69 in the Grand Finals. California also won the second varsity eight race, finishing with a time of 7:04.80...in the preliminaries, the Cougars rowed the fastest time of the 21 teams competing in the race with a time of 6:49.40...novice eight garnered a third place finish, rowing a time of 7:16.39. The Cougars' novice eight had won the novice eight Grand Final the previous two years.
What Happened In The Fall: The Cougars took advantage of the fall training session by competing in three regattas: the Head of Spokane and Head of the Snake against Gonzaga, and the Head of the Lake in Seattle...at the Head of the Lake, the Cougars faced opponents that included Virginia, Michigan State, Stanford, Syracuse and Washington...varsity eight took eighth while the second varsity eight and third varsity eight boats garnered fourth place finishes...varsity eight captured first place against Gonzaga in the Head of the Snake...second varsity eight won the Head of Spokane...fall campaign also provided an opportunity for newly acquired members of the team and first year rowers to compete in scrimmages in preparation for the spring season.
Cougars Coming Off Historic 2003 Season: WSU enters 2004 after a memorable 2003 season where the Cougars earned their first team bid to the NCAA Championships...Cougars finished 12th at the NCAAs headed by a top 10 finish from the varsity four...varsity eight led the Cougars at the Pac-10 Championships with a third place effort...novice eight achieved success as well by winning the San Diego Crew Classic for the second consecutive year.
WSU-UW Schedule of Events:
9 a.m. Men's Freshman Eight
9:10 a.m. Women's Novice Eight
9:20 a.m. Men's Varsity Four
9:30 a.m. Women's Second Varsity Eight
10:30 a.m. Women's Third Novice Eight
10:40 a.m. Men's Second Varsity Eight
10:50 a.m. Women's Varsity Four
11 a.m. Men's Varsity Eight
11:10 a.m. Women's Varsity Eight
Directions to Montlake Cut:
From 520 Westbound (toward Seattle) exit Montlake Boulevard. Turn Right (north).
Follow Montlake past the stadium, past Hec Ed Pavillion.
Just past cement overpass to Hec Ed, take second drive to right toward Parking Lot and Boathouse.
From I-5, take Eastbound 520, exit Montlake Blvd. Turn left at stop light.
Follow Montlake past the stadium, past Hec Ed Pavillion. Just past cement overpass to Hec Ed, take second drive to right toward Parking Lot and Boathouse.
It's the third right from overpass, the first two rights are a parking area for the ticket office.