Trojan Boats Take First at Head of the American Regatta|
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GOLD RIVER, Calif. - The USC women's rowing team had boats earn first-place honors in both the collegiate pairs and fours events at the Head of the American Regatta on Saturday (Oct. 25). It was the second of two fall head races for the Women of Troy.
In the pairs competition, freshman Dorottya Bene and junior All-American Krisztina Gyimes took first place with a time of 20:02 and outpaced the next fastest boat from Stanford by 16 seconds. Washington's top pair came in 21 seconds behind the Trojan tandem. Among a record 53 pairs competing, the Trojans' pairs of Ida Jacobson and Eglit Vosu (12th, 20:52), Madara Strautmane and Alexandra Varekova (13th, 20:56), and Lindsay Gibson and Elizabeth Turner (18th, 21:08) all finished among the top 20.
USC's tandems of Alice Riley and Erika Blumberga and Sara Bilimoria and Katherine Gleadow each tied for 23rd with times of 21:18. Keret Einaste and Darian DiCianno crossed the line at 21:36 (30th) while Kamali Houston and Shelby Adair finished with a time of 21:45 (35th). Trojan freshmen Katherine Hubert and Kendall Sinosky took 39th with a time of 22:02, and Isabel Fitter and Gitta Kivilaan finished in 45th at 22:32.
In the fours races, Bene and Gyimes teamed with Strautmane and Varekova to take first place with senior coxswain Kellyn Freire. The USC boat finished with a time of 18:51, which was 38 seconds faster (19:29) than Stanford's top boat, which came in second. The Trojans also took third place as Einaste, DiCianno, Gibson, and Turner crossed the finish line (19:33) under the guidance of sophomore coxswain Kaelyn Ibold, just four seconds slower than the Cardinal boat.
USC's four of Vosu, Jacobsen, Houston, and Adair was coxed by freshman Alexandra Fowler and had the fifth fastest time of the day at 19:56. Riley, Blumberga, Gleadow, and Bilimoria took ninth with a time of 20:19 with junior coxswain Aly Scharpf. In 10th place (20:26) was USC's boat of Kivilaan, Fitter, Hubert, and Sinosky, with coxswain Claire Purvis, and in 16th place, Melissa Schem, Jacqueline Dobbas, Elaine Krebs, and Megan Linney, with coxswain Alyssa Diaz finished at 20:55. The Trojans' seventh fours boat of Nikki Kloss, Karina Batek, Katherine Plaxe, Emily McRight, and coxswain Lauren Hanano finished at 21:20 in 19th place.
With the conclusion of fall events, the Women of Troy turn their attention to training and will be back in action in the spring of 2015 at the 42nd San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay, Calif. (March 28-29). For more information on USC women's rowing and a complete schedule, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans can also follow the Women of Troy on Facebook and on Twitter @USCWomensRowing.
2014 HEAD OF THE AMERICAN
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