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West Coast Conference Teams Edge Closer to Conference Title

May 7, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --All seven women's teams are preparing for the 2013 West Coast Conference Rowing Championship, which will take place on Saturday, May 18 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma. San Diego has won the last three WCC Championship titles, while Gonzaga was chosen to take back the Conference crown in the preseason coaches poll. The Zags have won 12 WCC titles in program history.

  • Four teams (Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's and Santa Clara) rowed at the WIRA Invitational at Lake Natoma, the site of the WCC Championship. Gonzaga took first in the Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8 and Varsity Four races. The Varsity 8 race proved to be a tight one with Gonzaga edging Stanford by .2 seconds (6:47.7 vs. 6:47.9) and Saint Mary's and Loyola Marymount crossing the finish line at 6:58.6 and 6:58.8, respectively.

  • Portland raced three boats at the 2013 Windermere Cup, which took place on Lake Washington. The Windermere Cup is held as part of the celebration of Seattle's Opening Day of Boating Season, and more than 800 rowers competed at this prestigious event. In the Pilots' first even, the Varsity 4 covered the course in a time of 8:08.8 to finish behind a pair of crews from Washington. In the open eight, the Pilots were second to the University of British Columbia with a time of 7:22.7. Portland finished ahead of two boats from UW.

  • San Diego competed in the Oregon State Classic against Washington State and Oregon State in the AM Session. The Toreros finished third in the Varsity 4, Varsity 8 and 2nd Varsity 8 races.

  • Championship information, including directions to the event, can be found on the WCC Rowing Championship Central page .

  • Results and LIVE interviews will also be posted on WCC Championship Central and the WCC's Twitter page(@WCCsports) immediately following the races.