UC Davis continues action on Sunday at Lake Natoma after big wins on Saturday.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
May 18, 2003
FOLSOM, Calif. - UC Davis' women's rowing team captured both the Division II varsity eight and varsity four races on Saturday during competition at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma, upsetting top-ranked Western Washington in the varsity eight race.
With selections for the NCAA Division II Championships expected next week, the Aggies' victories over the Vikings should strengthen their chances to claim an automatic berth to the regatta. Last season, UC Davis won the inaugural NCAA Division II title. The Aggies are currently ranked No.1 in the team poll, but are No.2 behind Western Washington in the varsity eight.
Two weeks, however, after placing fifth to the Vikings in the varsity eight petite final at the WIRA Championships - also at Lake Natoma - the Aggies were able beat Western Washington over the 2,000-meter course. UC Davis was timed in the four-team race in 6 minutes, 54.3 seconds, winning by just under five seconds over the Vikings who finished in 6:59.1. Humboldt State was third in 7:00.8, while UC San Diego was fourth in 7:12.5.
UC Davis also won the varsity fours race with a time of 7:54.1 as the Vikings also placed second in that race, crossing in 7:58.8. UC San Diego placed third in 8:05.01 and Humboldt State was fourth in 8:36.3.
The Aggies continue competition at Lake Natoma on Sunday, competing at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships.
PACIFIC COAST ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Folsom, Calif. (Lake Natoma)
UC Davis results only
DIV. II VARSITY EIGHT (Final) - 1. UC Davis, 6:54.3, 2. Western Washington, 6:59.1; 3. Humboldt State 7:00.8; 4. UC San Diego, 7:12.5.
DIV. II VARSITY FOURS (Final) - 1. UC Davis, 7:54.1; 2. Western Washington, 7:58.8; 3. UC San Diego, 8:05.01; 4. Humboldt State, 8:36.3
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