April 26, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Another chance at a West Coast Conference championship presents itself Friday afternoon as the Santa Clara women's crew takes to the waters of Lake Natoma in Sacramento to compete in the WCC Championships.
Santa Clara, Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's, and San Diego will all take to the waters Friday, with the Lions of LMU setting out to defend their WCC crown from a year ago.
Following the WCC Championships on Friday, the Bronco crews will remain at Lake Natoma to compete in the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. Races at the WIRAs will get started at 8 a.m.
The Broncos will look to improve upon their fourth-place finish in last year's championships, coming off of a pair of strong finishes at the San Diego Crew Classic and at the Lexington Cup in Los Gatos.
The varsity four race will begin the action Friday at 12 p.m., with the II-Eight race set for a 12:20 p.m. start, and finally, at 12:40 p.m., the I-Eight race. Points will be awarded to the schools based on their finishes in the three races, and the school with the highest point total will be declared the WCC champions. In the event of a tie atop the points leaderboard, the championship will go to the team that finished highest in the I-Eight race.