Women's Rowing
    Rowing Finishes Among Top 5 At Head of the American
    USC placed second and third in the Women's Open 8+ division at the Head of the American.
    USC placed second and third in the Women's Open 8+ division at the Head of the American.

    Oct. 25, 2003

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The USC women's rowing team had all four boats finish in the top 5 of the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four races at the Head of the American on Lake Natoma on Saturday.

    The Women of Troy's performance was highlighted by the "A" and "B" Varsity Eight boats which placed second and third, respectively, in the Women's Open 8+. USC's "A" crew crossed the finish line just two seconds (17:46) behind first-place California (17:44), while the "B" boat placed third in a time of 18:13. Sacramento State (18:24) and Stanford (18:36) followed for fourth and fifth place.

    In the Women's Open 4+ event, the Trojans' "A" and "B" crews paced Cal's "A" and "B" boats for much of the race, but finished behind the Golden Bears in fourth (20:42) and fifth (20:48) place. Stanford won the race in a time of 19:34.

    Today's competition marked the second of three fall races for USC as the team travels to Newport Beach next week to compete in the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival on Sunday, Nov. 2.

    Head of the American - Oct. 25, 2003

    Women's Open 8+
    1. California - 17:44
    2. USC "A" - 17:46
    3. USC "B" - 18:13

    4. Sacramento State "A" - 18:24
    5. Stanford JV8 - 18:36
    6. UC Davis "A" - 18:55
    7. Sacramento State "B" - 19:03
    8. San Diego State "A" - 19:10
    9. Stanford Lightweights - 19:15
    10. San Diego State "B" - 19:21

    USC Varsity Eight "A" - Brenda Bower, Sarah Pomeroy, Anne Molholm, Lauren Buford, Simone Manhold, Anna Efremova, Barbora Varekova, Andrea Korom, Lauren Cowan (cox)



    USC Varsity Eight "B" - Kinga Marciszewska, Anna Walther, Kate Donovan, Julia Miles, Andria Shook, Geraldine Schulz, Megan Biging, Kate Kaso, Katie Weslow (cox)

    Women's Open 4+
    1. Stanford - 19:34
    2. California "B" - 20:25
    3. California "A" - 20:26
    4. USC "A" - 20:42
    5. USC "B" - 20:48

    6. California "C" - 20:57
    7. California "D" - 21:39
    8. UC Santa Barbara - 22:27
    9. River City Rowing Club - 23:41

    USC Varsity Four "A" - Michaellyn Blando, Gillian Singletary, Margeaux Witte, Sarah Meade, Melisa Zimel (cox)

    USC Varsity Four "B" - Anastasia Mazula, Brittany Mohr, Angela Sturman, Lauren Derby, Jessica Patterson (cox)