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USD Wins Varsity 8 Race Last Weekend On Mission Bay

Nov. 13, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's rowing team raced well this past weekend on Mission Bay, defeating two cross-town rivals.

The Torero women finished first, as first-year coach Kim Cupini led the Varsity eight to a winning time of 14:52, defeating San Diego State University in second with a time of 15:02, and UC San Diego in third.

USD's Second Varsity Eight also placed first among their respective crews with a time of 15:43.

"I am proud with how the team came out and raced this past weekend against our local rivals," said Cupini. "However, it's only the fall and we still have a lot of training to do before the spring."

In the Varsity Fours race, USD had a solid performance placing second with a time of 16:31, third, and fifth.

In the Novice event, unfortunately the Toreros could field only one eight due to the team's NCAA eligibility, but was able to capture a victory over UC San Diego.

"This race was a great starting point and experience for our novice athletes who were cleared to race," commented Andria Shook, Novice Coach. "I am looking forward to the progression and improvements they will make as a team as we close out our fall season."

The Toreros continue their fall season as they prepare for the Long Beach Christmas Regatta, which will be Sunday, December 2, 2007.

Results:

Varsity 8:University of San Diego 14:52SDSU 15:02UC San Diego 15:18

2nd Varsity 8:University of San Diego 15:43SDSU 16:00UC San Diego 17:18

Varsity Four:SDSU 16:25University of San Diego 16:31University of San Diego 16:49UC San Diego 17:40University of San Diego 17:42SDSU 18:11UC San Diego 18:39

Frosh/Novice 8:SDSU 15:31SDSU 16:33SDSU 16:42University of San Diego 17:54UC San Diego 19:36UC San Diego 19:54UC San Diego