GOLD RIVER, Calif. – A strong start turned into a third-place finish in the petite finals of the NCAA Rowing Championships for the Loggers' varsity eight boat.
The Loggers sprinted out to an early lead and had a slim lead after the first 1000 meters of the 2000 meters course. However, Trinity's V8 and Bates' 2V8 were trailing by less than a second and overtook the Loggers over the second half of the race.
The Loggers finished with a time of 7:12.38 while Trinity continued to pull away over the final 1000 meters for a time of 7:06.25 and first place in the petite final.
"I'm proud of the way our student-athletes approached this championship – with focus and a great deal of heart," commented head coach Marsa Daniel. "We just experienced first hand what impressive speed the New York and New England Regions have, and we are committed to taking the necessary steps to elevate the west coast performance. It begins now."
The Loggers concluded their season in this afternoon's race. The Loggers' V8 bid to the championship regatta is the ninth consecutive time that the Loggers have appeared in the NCAA Championships.