Four Viking shells to compete at Husky Open on Saturday

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Lauren Ramstead
WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM
Lauren Ramstead
WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM

April 3, 2014

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University will have four women's shells competing in the University of Washington Open on Saturday morning at Seattle's Montlake Cut.

Both the Vikings' varsity four and second varsity four take on two Husky entries and one from Seattle U. at 9:45 a.m. The WWU junior varsity eight goes against a UW shell in an open eight race at 10 a.m. and the varsity eight race between WWU, UW and Seattle begins at 10:30 a.m.

WWU is ranked third nationally in this week's Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Poll. Nova Southeastern was first, garnering all five first-place votes, and Barry was second. That was how the three schools finished at last year's national championships.

In its season opener last week, WWU's varsity eight and JV eight both placed second to DI Portland. The Vikings' varsity four was victorious and the second varsity four finished second.

WWU Lineups

Varsity 8 - Coxswain Maeghan Callegari (Jr., Kirkland/Lake Washington), stroke Catrina Cuadra (Sr., Lake Stevens), No.7 Regan Wessman (Sr., Kirkland/Lake Washington), No.6 Lauren Ramstead (So., Everson/Nooksack Valley), No.5 Megan Marler (So., Morrison, CO/D'Evelyn), No.4 Olivia Rowland (Sr., Seattle/Holy Names), No.3 Christine Henie (Sr., Chugiak, AK), No.2 Emily Bartlett (Fr., Broadlands, VA/Thomas Jefferson S&T), bow Emily Little (So., Port Angeles/Peninsula CC)

Junior Varsity 8 - Coxswain Katey Sullivan (Jr., Valley Center, CA), stroke Cosette Still (Sr., Lake Forest Park/Blanchet), No.7 Olivia Gangmark-Strickland (So., Bainbridge Island), No.6 Kia Parrish-Haim (Fr., Ashland, OR), No.5 Kaitlynn Nelson (Jr., Puyallup/Emerald Ridge/Pierce CC), No.4Natalia Rios (Jr., Laramie, WY), No.3 Marisa Carter (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck/Everett CC), No.2 Analissa Merrill (So., Edmonds/Meadowdale), bow Megan Carter (Jr., Blakc Diamond/Kentlake/Green River CC).

Varsity 4 - Coxswain Kate Nelson (Jr.., Moscow, ID), stroke Audra Massey (Jr., Albuquerque, NM), No.3 Alexa Thompson (So., Edmonds/Meadowdale), No.2 Alyson Morris (Sr., Tumwater), bow Becky Newby (Jr., Puyallup/Emerald Ridge)

2nd Varsity 4 - Coxswain Nicole Imbriaco (Fr., Sammamish/Skyline), stroke Molly Ware (Fr., Olympia), No. 3 Jenny Chang (Fr., Sammamish/Int. School of Beijing), No.2 Kristin Foster (So., San Ramon, CA/California), bow Katya Hewitt (So., Bellingham)