VANCOUVER, Wash. – Seattle University women's rowing took to the water on Saturday against a pair of West Coast Conference opponents in the University of Portland and Saint Mary's on Vancouver Lake.
The Redhawks claimed one first-place finish, easily topping the Pilots in the novice 4+ race. Seattle U covered the course in 8:01.58, well ahead of Portland's 8:20.00 finish.
In the varsity 8+, Seattle U finished third behind the Gaels and Pilots in 8:01.49.
"This was a good experience for us in new boatings and we're excited to train the next two weeks for our championships," said Head Coach Jenny Park.
The Redhawks will take the next two weeks to prepare for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association championships, held on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Sat., April 27.
Tri-Meet vs. Portland, Saint Mary's – Vancouver, Wash.
1. Saint Mary's, 7:37.61
2. Portland, 7:39.02
3. Seattle U, 8:01.49
SU Lineup: (C) Natalie Borgognoni, (S) Caitlin Mitchell, (7) Lauryn Hepp, (6), Elsa Derrickson, (5) Casey Sagarang, (4) Nicole Robbins, (3) Jaclyn Janczakowski, (2) Jayna Bautista, (B) Olivia Blasi
1. Seattle U, 8:01.58
2. Portland, 8:20.00