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Cougars To End Fall Racing Season In Seattle
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 11/12/1999
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Nov. 12, 1999

COUGS MEET FIRST PAC-10 ACTION IN SEATTLE: The WSU women's rowing team will get its first taste of Pac-10 competition when they head to Seattle this weekend for the Head of the Lake rowing regatta. Additional to WSU varsity first, second and novice eight squads, the regatta is expected to feature teams from Washington, California, Stanford, Oregon State, and surrounding colleges such as Gonzaga, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Seattle U., Willamette, and Western Washington as well as several club teams?California finished strong last season, placing third in the country with Washington capturing a suprisingly low fifth place national finish?both teams are expected to be strong competitors at this race.

RACE FORMAT: Boats will be staggered at the start by 10 to 20 second intervals where a timer will record the exact start time of each boat?another timer is then positioned at the end of the race to record exact finish times as the boats cross complete the course?racers are expected to be on the course an average of 19 minutes?as a result of race set-up only the athletes positioned as coxswains usually have any sense of how their boat faired against the competition until official results are calculated and posted.

COUGAR WOMEN'S ROWING COACHES: Varsity coach Tammy Crawford returns for her tenth season as the head coach of the Washington State women's rowing team and 14th season of collegiate coaching?Jodi Winchell, novice coach, begins her eighth year as a coach with the first-year rowers at WSU?the duo has spent 11 years coaching together?Michele Kistler, a four-year letterwinner with the Cougar rowers, is enjoying her second year with the staff as an assistant coach.

COACH CRAWFORD ON UPCOMING RACE: "We've had a very productive season of training this fall?while I feel like we have an unusually young group of athletes, they have been very responsive and have built a team unity which surpasses any I've seen with my teams in recent years?while I expect Washington, California and Oregon State to be very competitive, I have confidence that WSU will be just as competitive?those three programs have raced at the NCAA Championships the past two years, and that race experience is to their advantage?our advantage is the eagerness to step into the role of Pac Ten Champion by utilizing our improved abilities, team confidence and morale."

THIS WEEK:         Head of the Lake, Montlake Cut
SITE:              Seattle, Wash.
DATE:              Sunday, November 14, 1999
Next Competition:  the Cougs are off until spring racing begins March 18


Varsity Eight

cox: Autumn Miller    (Sr., Tacoma)
  8  Sarah Allen      (Jr., Seattle)
  7  Liz Snook        (Sr., Colville)
  6  Amy Armstrong    (Jr., Victoria, B.C.)
  5  Nicole Windau    (So., Snohomish)
  4  Catherine Lortie (So., Victoria, B.C.)
  3  Emily Larson     (So., Kenmore)
  2  Lydia Prichard   (Jr., Everson)
bow: Lisa Phillips    (Sr., Vancouver)
Second Varsity Eight
cox: Robin Heggum     (Sr., Redwood City, Calif.)
  8  Corrie McGrath   (Fr., Marysville)
  7  Amy Baker        (Sr., Bothell)
  6  Dina de Nys      (Jr., Prince George, B.C.)
  5  Pam Foley        (So. White Plains, N.Y.)
  4  Kirsten Koci     (So., Mount Vernon)
  3  Amanda Stoneham  (So., Suquamish)
  2  Christy Shanahan (Sr., Vancouver)
bow: Jackie Kern      (So., Ellensburg)
Novice Eight
cox: Chris Bowers         (Sr., Everett)
  8  Bridgit Egan         (Fr., Mill Creek)
  7  Christie Nielsen     (Fr., University Place)
  6  Naomi Turnbull       (Fr., Winnipeg)
  5  Emily Rains          (Fr., Kennewick)
  4  Lindsay Berglund     (Jr., Port Angeles)
  3  Brittney Christopher (Fr., Seattle)
  2  Carolyn Oury         (Fr., Vancouver)
bow: Kelly Crandall       (Fr., Tacoma)

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