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Lions to Compete at USC Invitational

April 20, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The LMU men's crew team is back in action on Saturday for the final tuneup before the WIRA Championships next weekend. The men will send three boats to the USC Invitational beginning on Saturday at 11:00am. The women's team was scheduled to compete at the Miller Cup on Saturday, but rain accumulation at Ballona Creek has created unsafe rowing conditions. The women's team will return to competition next Friday at the WCC Championships.

LMU will send three boats to the USC Invitational on Saturday, competing in the men's varsity 8, men's novice 8 and men's varsity 4.

Schedule of events for Saturday's USC Invitational:
11:00am - Varsity 4 (UC Santa Barbara, LMU)
11:20am - Novice 8 (USC, LMU, Sacramento State, USC B)
11:40am - Varsity 8 (USC, LMU, Sacramento State, UC Santa Barbara, USC B)

Lineups for the USC Invitational:
Varsity 8: coxswain Whitney Powell, Tim Santy, Mark Stellner, Scott Wike, John McAndrew, Jordan Perez, Kevin Druffel-Rodriguez, Mike Wither, David Cronin.
Novice 8: coxswain Nick Llanos, Dominic Leone, Ben Ashley, Kent Stephanoff, Lorenzo Nardini, Patrick Callan, Kyle Hickman, John Landwehr, Miles Dobbyn.
Varsity 4: coxswain Vanessa Garrett, Miles Dobbyn, Hamilton Hiatt, Jordan Perez, Hansen Perkins.
Directions to the USC Boathouse:
From the 405 North or South, take the 110 Freeway South
Exit "C" Street.
Make a RIGHT at the stop sign at "Figueroa".
Make a LEFT on "Harry Bridges".
Make a RIGHT on "Avalon".
Make a LEFT on "Water Street".
Make a RIGHT on "Yacht St".
The boathouse is on the left past the fire station.

Coming up... The LMU women will compete at the WCC Championships on Friday, April 27th at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. The Lions will look to defend their WCC Championship from a year ago. The men's and women's teams will be in action on Saturday, April 28th at the WIRA Championships at Lake Natoma.

- GO LIONS! -