USC Women Show Promise at Lake Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational|
March 4, 2017
HENDERSON, Nev. --The Women of Troy kicked off their 2017 campaign with a preseason trip to the desert to compete against a tough Washington squad in the inaugural Lake Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational on Saturday (March 4). Although the Trojans fell short to the Huskies in the 2000m races in the morning, they were victorious in the 1000m Varsity 8+ (3:26), 500m Varsity 8+ (1:35) and 1000m Varsity 4+ (3:58) which took place in the afternoon.
For full scrimmage results, see below.
"It was a very beneficial trip for our team,” said head coach Zenon Babraj. “It's still quite early in the year, so this was a great opportunity for us to look at different lineups. We are looking forward to spring camp and our season opener in San Diego."
“We would like to thank the director of Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club Jim Anderson and his staff for putting together the first ever collegiate regatta on Lake Las Vegas” said Babraj. “It is a beautiful venue, and we hope to see this regatta grow in size in the years to come.”
The evening before the competition (March 3), the USC women’s rowing team christened the Varsity 8 shell. The boat was christened the “Stella Maris” as named by Trojan rowing donor and Las Vegas native Thomas “TJ” Matthews and his family.
The Women of Troy now turn their attention to preparing for their official season opener at the 44th San Diego Crew Classic. USC will take to the waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, Calif., on April 1 and 2.
For more information on USC women's rowing and a complete schedule, please visit USCTrojans.com, and follow @USCWomensRowing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
2017 LAKE LAS VEGAS COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
RESULTS and BOATINGS