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#9 Lightweight 8 Heads to PCRCs

May 10, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The LMU women's crew team will send two boats to the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships this Saturday, held at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. The lightweight 8 boat, ranked 9th in the nation in this week's US Rowing Associate poll, will face #3 Stanford. In addition, junior Jill Austin will compete in the collegiate women's single event.

The lightweight 8 boat is coming off of a gold medal performance at the WIRA Championships on April 29th. The Lions defeated Long Beach State by a tenth of a second, which helped them move up in the polls to #9. It ties the highest ever ranking for the lightweight 8.

LMU will face #3 Stanford and California in the final event of the day at 3:10pm. The Lions are racing in lane 2.

Earlier in the afternoon, Austin will compete in the collegiate women's single. The standout junior has been invited to the US Under-23 lightweight selection camp to try to earn a spot in the lightweight doubles race at the Under-23 World Championships. Austin will also compete with the Lions in the lightweight 8 boat. The singles race is at 12:30pm.

In addition to the two women's boats, the men's crew team has two entries at the PCRCs. The men's pair of Scott Wike and David Cronin will race at 11:10am. The men's lightweight 4 will race at 1:10pm.

Complete schedule of events, directions and maps can be found here.