Western wins five of six races at Cascade Sprints
March 24, 2012
TACOMA, Wash. - Western Washington University women's rowing team opened its 2011 season in strong fashion Saturday, winning five of six races at the Cascade Sprints at American Lake.
The Vikings won the varsity, junior varsity and third varsity eight races, as well as the novice eight and junior varsity eight. They were third in the varsity eight.
"It went really well, it was a good way to start the season for sure," said Western coach John Fuchs. "From top to bottom, we saw a lot of good strokes. That was probably the most pleasing thing, and we saw good results from that."
The varsity 8, which returned six rowers from last year's NCAA Division II national championship crew, won its race in a time of 6:42.4, more than 15 seconds ahead of second-place Puget Sound.
The junior varsity eight (6:55.3) and third varsity eight (6:55.21) won in times good enough they would have placed second in the main varsity eight race.
The novice eight defeated a three-boat field in 7:11.4, and the junior varsity four beat a four-boat field in 7:36.9.
Western's top two boats compete in the San Diego Crew Classic starting on Sat., March 31.
Varsity 8 - 1. WWU 6;42.4, 2. UPS 6:57.7, 3. Willamette 6:59.4, PLU 7:03.1, 5. SPU 7:04.0.
JV8 -1.WWU 6:55.3, 2. UPS 7:13.9.
3V8 - 1. WWU 6:55.21, 2. UPS 7:19.7.
Novice 8 - 1. WWU 7:11.4, 2. Oregon 7:49.7, 3. UPS 8:08.9.
Varsity 4 - 1. UPS 7:29.3, 2. Willamette 7:30.5, 3. WWU 7:33.5, 4. SPU 7:54.7, 5. Seattle U. 7:57.0.., 6. Oregon 8:05.7.
JV 4 - 1. WWU 7:36.9, 2. Willamette 7:53.9, 3. UPS 7:54.4, 4. SPU 8:01.8.
V8 - Coxswain Alix Crilly (Sr., Wenatchee) , stroke Jean Piette (Sr., Vancouver/Columbia River), No.7 Stephanie Bluhm (So., Auburn/Mountain View), No.6 Katie Woolsey (Sr., North Bend/Mount Si), No. 5 Megan Northey (Sr., Brier/King's), No.4 Kelsey Baker (Sr., Gig Harbor), No.3 Carson MacPherson-Krutsky (Jr., Seattle/Garfield), No.2 Alyssa Dewey (Sr., Bend/Mountain View), bow Kate Berni (Jr., Silverdale/Central Kitsap).
2V8 - Coxswain Meghan Callegeri (Fr., Kirkland/Lake Washington) , stroke Christine Henne (So., Chugiak, AK), No.7 Maddy Hillier (Jr., Sedro-Woolley), No.6 Cozette Still (So., Lake Forest Park/Blanchet) No.5 Olivia Rowland (So., Seattle/Holy Names), No. 4 Hannah Gallagher (Sr., Seattle/Garfield), No. 3 Nolan Winger (Jr., Bremerton/Central Kitsap), No. 2 Regan Wessman (So., Kirkland/Lake Washington), bow Lauren Fleming (Sarah Lundli (Fr., Shoreline/Shorewood)
V4 - Coxswain Maeghan Callegeri (Fr., Kirkland/Lake Washington), stroke Christine Henne (So., Chugiak, AK), No.3 Maddy Hillier (Jr., Sedro-Woolley), No.2 Cozette Still (So., Lake Forest Park/Blanchet) bow Olivia Rowland (So., Seattle/Holy Names).
2V4 - Emma Heil (Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake), stroke Regan Wessman (So., Kirkland/Lake Washington), No.3 Sarah Lundi (Jr., Shoreline/Shorewood), No. 2 Alyson Morris (So., Littlerock/Tumwater), bow Claire Marine (So., Enumclaw)
3V8 - Coxswain Emma Heil(Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake), stroke Audra Massey (So., Albuquerque, NM), No.7 Sarah Lundi (Jr., Shoreline/Shorewood), No.6 Alyson Morris (So., Littlerock/Tumwater), No.5 Claire Marine (So., Enumclaw), No. 4 Annaliese Koleber (Jr., Centralia), No.3 Angela Gelfer (So., Sammamish), No.2 Yvette Kelp (Jr., Lakewood), bow Katey Sullivan (Fr., Escondido, CA/Valley Center)
N8 - Coxswain Kate Nelson (Fr., Moscow, ID), stroke Audra Massey (So., Albuquerque, NM), No.7 Sara Crowell (Fr., Bainbridge), No.6 Annaliese Koleber (Centralia), No.5 Angela Gelfer (So., Sammamish), No.4 Yvette Kelp (Jr., Lakewood), No.3 Claire Broulette (Fr., Bothell), No.2 Natalia Rios (Fr., Larimie, WY), bow Becky Newby (Fr., Puyallup/Emerald Ridge)
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