Gold River, California - The San Diego State rowing team participated in the final day of events at the Hornet Invitational on Sunday, March 18, where it logged two more first place finishes on Lake Natoma to round out the weekend. The Aztecs went head-to-head with the Kansas State Wildcats in each of its races Sunday.

The Aztecs started the morning by recording their best varsity eight time this season with a 6:41.7 finish, about four seconds ahead of Kansas State (6:45.3). The 2V8 boats raced at 8:20 a.m. and came in about five seconds behind the Wildcats’ 6:55.3 with a time of 7:01.5.

In the V4, SDSU was unable to close a gap with the Wildcats, whose ‘A’ boat finished in a quick 7:37.8, while the Aztecs cruised in at 7:54.1 and K-State’s ‘B’ boat clocked in at 8:02.0. The final race of the day was the 3V8, where SDSU claimed another first place finish with a time of 7:06.7, eight seconds ahead of the Wildcats (7:14.1).

THE QUOTE

“Today was a pretty good conclusion to a good weekend of racing,” head rowing coach Bill Zack said. “The first eight had their best race. We expected Kansas State to be aggressive off the start and they got a few seats of a lead. Our plan was to stay consistent in the third 500 and that is where we seized control of the race. That result should have SDSU as the number one seed for the Cal Cup next weekend. The second eight and four need to be more aggressive. There are some rowers from the winning third eight that will challenge for seats in the other boats. We head back to San Diego with a lot of wins, tons of good racing experience, and excitement for our hometown regatta.”

Results:

V8, 8 a.m.

SDSU: 6:41.7

Kansas State: 6:45.3

2V8, 8:20 a.m.

Kansas State: 6:55.3

SDSU: 7:01.5

V4, 8:40 a.m.

Kansas State (A): 7:37.8

SDSU: 7:54.1

Kansas State (B): 8:02.0

3V8, 9:30 a.m.

SDSU: 7:06.7

Kansas State: 7:14.1

Sunday Lineups:

V8: Brynn Danvers (bow), Sara Avery (two), Isabelle Paul (three), Kaytlin Barker (five), Phoebe Dammersmith (six), Hannah Gasser (seven), Maia Graham (stroke), Hannah Broadland (coxswain).

2V8: Madeline Bernard (bow), Emaleigh White (two), Hannah Norris (three), Julia Camillucci (four), Bianca van Dyk (five), Alana Grollo (six), Tara Montgomery (seven), Daria Peck (stroke), Charlie Toffel (coxswain).

3V8: Malia Metkiff (bow), Kayla Moss (two), Michelle Jacob (three), Mycayla Smith (four), Brooke Boron (five), Amanda Lee (six), Maire Shannon Malloy (seven), Laurie Tenenbaum (stroke), Juliana Santiago (coxswain).

V4: Brooke Hepner (bow), Lauren Allen (two), Laura Keane (three), Deborah Worthey (stroke), Danielle Stancikas (coxswain).