Women's Rowing
    Day 2: Prepping for the Pac-10s
    USC Women of Troy
    USC Women of Troy

    May 17, 2008

    The No. 12 Women of Troy started the day off early in order to prepare to defend their Pac-10 title tomorrow, Sunday May 18. The team left the hotel for practice at 7 a.m. in order to get their workout in before the scalding 100 degree temperatures took hold.

    After practice the team returned to the hotel for some breakfast and to relax after their early morning workout.

    The Women of Troy entered a four plus coxswain boat into the open competition at today's Pacific Coast Rowing Championships, which took place on Lake Natoma, the same location as Sunday's Pac-10 Championships. The Pacific Coast Rowing Championships is open to any school or club in the western region, which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado and Arizona. The Women of Troy finished fifth in the open four plus coxswain race, which was over 2,000 meters long, with a time of 8:38.5. Loyola Marymount won the race with a time of 8:16.7.

    The girls who were not racing today decided the use some of their downtime to go and see a movie. It was a great bonding experience for the team and not to mention a lot of fun!

    A team dinner was in order at 6:30 p.m. at the hotel. It is time for the team to really begin to focus on the task at hand tomorrow at the championships. The day begins early tomorrow, with the first race, the varsity four plus coxswain starting at 8:00 a.m. So it is off the bed early to be ready for tomorrow and all the tough competition the team will face.

    Live streaming of the rowing championships will be available on the Pac-10 website at www.pac-10.org. From the home page, click on the live stream graphic on the right side of the page. Viewers must sign into the free All-Access; new users will be asked to create a login.