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Women's Rowing Wins Four Gold Medals at Head of the Lagoon

Nov. 11, 2007

Foster City, CA - At the 2007 Head of the Lagoon, the Saint Mary's women's rowing team captured four gold medals, winning all four races that the team entered. The Gaels won gold medals in the open four, open eight, freshman eight and lightweight four events.

In the women's open four race, Saint Mary's entered two boats. The Gaels "A" boat posted a time of 22:02 to defeat PRC by 22 seconds. The second SMC boat finished the race in a time of 22:47 to finish third in the seven-boat race.

In the open eight race, the Gaels pulled a time of 22:06 and defeated BIAC by 11 seconds in a head-to-head race. The freshman eight race had four boats entered, and Saint Mary's crossed the finish line nearly three minutes ahead of its closest competition. The Gaels posted a time of 22:25 and Sonoma State finished second in a time of 25:09.

Results for the women's lightweight were not available at the time of the article.

The head of the Lagoon completes the women's rowing fall schedule. Saint Mary's will return to the water on March 15, 2008 at the Sacramento Invitational at Lake Natoma.

Open Four Boat Order Saint Mary's A: Coxswain: Kate Shalvoy, Sierra Timmer, Johanna Timmer, Jennifer Tyndall, Sandra Pichelli.

Open Four Boat Order Saint Mary's B: Cox: Marrah Galvin, Kyla Tom, Kristine Myhre, Jamie Sullivan, Miranda Ripoli

Women's Open Eight Boat Order: Cox: Kate Shalvoy, Jennifer Tyndall, Ariele Elia, Jamie Sullivan, Miranda Ripoli, Marlena Giffin, Kristine Myhre, Michelle Burns, Jennifer Morrison

Women's Freshman Eight Boat Order: Cox: Molly Chow, Kendra Brassfield, Jordan Bonadio, Jacqui Lindo, Jessica Trautner, Elyssa Roselle, Taylor Balian, Valerie Vermazen, Kat Yvon

Women's Open Four Results:Saint Mary's A     22:02PRC                22:24Saint Mary's B     22:47CAL Maritime       23:23Pacific A          23:53Sonoma State       25:10Pacific B          26:03

Women's Open Eight Results:Saint Mary's 22:06BIAC 22:17

Women's Freshman Eight Results:Saint Mary's 22:25Sonoma State 25:09Pacific A 25:45Pacific B 26:05