Western women's varsity four places 11th at Head of the Lake Regatta
Nov. 14, 2004
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Western Washington University women's varsity four placed 11th among some of the top crews on the West Coast at the 24th annual Head of the Lake Regatta held Sunday on a 4.7-kilometer course that ran through the Montlake Cut, Portage Bay and Lake Union. The event was sponsored by the Lake Washington Rowing Club.
Head of the Lake is the largest fall rowing regatta west of the Mississippi, the field including current and former national team rowers, college crews and club crews of various ages from five states and Canada.
Western's four was clocked in 20:04. Gonzaga placed first in 18:28, followed by Washington State (18:51), Stanford (19:01), and Oregon (19:01) among 16 entries.
Seated in the Vikings' shell were coxswain Krissy Whaley (Sr., Woodinville), stroke Julia Gamache (Jr., Seattle/Blanchet), No.3 Gail Lumsden (Sr., Everett/Mariner), No.2 Lindsay Mann-King (So., Colville/Seattle U.) and bow Stephanie Parker (So., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck/Seattle Pacific).
All four rowers were in Western's varsity eight boat that placed third at last year's NCAA Division II National Championship.
"The racing was good, there were a lot of big-time schools here," said Western coach John Fuchs. "The four did pretty well. They got into a collision with another crew that was disqualified which cost them 25 seconds, so actually they would have been right in the middle of the PAC-10 schools."
"Everyone was pleased with their work. We're off the water now until January, but we'll be doing some heavy cross-training now."
The Vikings placed eighth (18:48) in the women's junior varsity eight race won by Washington (16:38), and 10th (16:56) in the men's junior varsity eight run also won by the Huskies (14:47).
Western's women's eight lineup included coxswain Coree Naslund (Jr., University Place/Curtis), stroke Katie Fadden (Jr., Lake Forest Park/Shorecrest), No.7 Staci Reynolds (Fr., Vancouver/Columbia River), No.6 Jenn McGrath (Jr., Enumclaw), No.5 Katrina Anderson Jr., Anchorage, AK/West Anchorage), No.4 Jenn Johansen (T-Fr., Everett), No.3 Alyssa Thornley (Fr., Mukilteo/Kamiak), No.2 Courtney Moeller (Sr., Renton/Liberty), and bow Quinn Sanford (Sr., Olympia/Capital).
In the Vikings' men's eight were coxswain Austin Jenkins, stroke Andy Foltz, No.7 Phil DuBois, No.6 Erik Kalsted, No.5 Brandon Comfort, No.4 Blake Herrington, No.3 Chris DeVos, No.2 Jack Marolich and bow John McClain.
Head of the Lake Regatta - Results
Varsity 4 - 1. Gonzaga 18:28, 2. Washington State 18:51, 3. Stanford 19:01, 4. Oregon 19:01, 5. British Columbia 19:08, 6. Gonzaga-B 19:09, 7. Washington 19:17, 8. Washington-B 19:19, 9. Oregon State 19:20, 10. Washington State-B 19:32, 11. Western Washington 20:04, 12. Fraser Valley BC 20:12, 13. Independent 20:30, 14. Portland 20:42, 15. Oregon 21:38, 16. Portland-B 23:26.
Junior Varsity 8 - 1. Washington 16:38, 2. Washington State 16:56, 3. Victoria BC 16:56, 4. Oregon State 17:35, 5. Gonzaga 17:46, 6. UC San Diego 18:28, 7. Evergreen 18:40, 8. Western Washington 18:48.
Junior Varsity 8 - 1. Washington 14:47, 2. Victoria 15:23, 3. Oregon State 15:39, 4. Washington-B 15:51, 5. Washington-C 15:56, 6. Gonzaga 15:57, 7. UC Davis 15:59, 8. Puget Sound 16:24, 9. British Columbia 16:38, 10. Western Washington 16:56, 11. Washington State 17:23, 12. Pacific Lutheran 17:31.
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