No. 14 Cougars Grab Novice Victory in Seattle
April 7, 2012
SEATTLE - The Washington State University women's rowing team, currently ranked 14th in the nation, faced the Washington Huskies, who are currently tied for third in the nation, Saturday morning at the Montlake Cut in Seattle. The Cougars garnered the top time in the novice eight event while WSU's varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, and open eight were edged out by UW.
The highlight of the morning was the Cougars' novice eight (coxswain - Raeanne Marks, Kellen Srb, Noel Christiansen, Alex Waddell, Erin Schuster, Carter Marks, Megan McDonald, Andrea Yoxsimer, bow - Johanna Walther). After finishing seven seconds back to Washington at the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend, the novice eight returned the favor this weekend in Seattle. The Cougars finished the 2,000-meter race in a time of 6:53.0, over three seconds ahead of the Huskies who turned in a time of 6:56.3.
"The novice had a great race today," said head coach Jane LaRiviere. "Overall, we raced hard and I saw progress made from San Diego last weekend. We are moving forward and will build off of this regatta."
In the varsity eight event, Washington State's varsity eight (coswain - Rachel Johnson, Kayla Wakulich, Emily Starkel, Hannah deVos, Lisa Roman, Liz England, Allie Reilly, Katie Dick, bow - Jennifer Hale) maintained a close race with the Huskies' varsity eight and finished the race five seconds back to UW. WSU completed the race in a time of 6:39.7, while UW finished in 6:34.8.
WSU's second varsity eight (coxswain - Emily Boquet, Kendall Boliba, Mickey Aylard, Elise Jones, Mollie McCabe, Jess Munro, Liana DeMaris, Alison Smith, bow - Sarah Powell) competed against a lone UW eight in the second varsity race and finished six seconds behind the Huskies in a time of 6:51.4.
The Cougars launched two boats in the varsity four event, with WSU's A squad (coswain - Heidi Kim, Ashlee Bonahoom, Gina Head, Kerry Hassall, bow - Carly Johnson) clocking a time of 7:30.1, while UW's top boat finished in 7:22.9. Washington State's B boat (coxswain - Sarah Wu, Brianne Gould, Stephanie Hinkle, Kasia Rademacher, bow - Samantha Hoeper) finished in 7:36.3, five seconds back to Washington's second boat in 7:31.9.
Saturday morning's racing also included an open eight event, in which the Cougs launched two eight to compete against a trio of Washington eights. The Cougars A and B boats garnered second and fourth-place finishes, respectively. WSU's A squad (coxswain - Sydney Frederick, Brianne Gould, Stephanie Hinkle, Kasia Rademacher, Ella Odland, Martha Jackson, Erin Ranney, Alyssa Rumann, bow - Katelyn Maley) finished six seconds behind UW's top boat with a time of 7:03.4, while the Cougars' B boat finished in 7:15.4.
The Cougars return to the Palouse for a short time before leaving for the Lake Natoma Invite in Gold River, Calif., next Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.
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