March 19, 2006
SACRAMENT, Calif. - The USD Women's Rowing Team spent their spring break up in
The week of training concluded with the WCC Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. This was the Toreros' first look at the WCC teams against whom they will compete for the WCC Championship title at the end of April. "I knew we had good speed, based on time trials we did on the water at the end of the week," noted Coach O'Hara. "So my challenge to the athletes was to be able to perform at the same level, and show the same speed, within the context of competition. It's one thing to show speed in practice. It's another to be able to replicate it when the pressure is on."
But replicate it they did. The Toreros posted the fastest time of the regatta: 6:40.2, beating Gonzaga, LMU, St. Mary's and
"It was great to see the girls I rowed with cross the finish line ahead of Gonzaga!" said Torero athlete-turned-Torero coach, Angela Chiarenza ('05). "All the years I was rowing at USD we were always been trying to beat them. So to see such a decisive win was awesome!"
The Women's Rowing Team's next race will be the Berg Cup in
For full results from the WCC Challenge, please link to Row2k.com