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Stanford Women Complete Day One On Lake Natoma
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/20/2013

April 20, 2013

GOLD RIVER, Calif. - Stanford women's rowing closed out the first day of competition at the Lake Natoma Invitational Saturday, with the I Eight highlighting the effort with wins in each of its races.

The ninth-ranked Cardinal faced off against No. 15 Wisconsin and Tulsa in the morning session then was grouped with No. 17 Washington State and Kansas in the afternoon.

Stanford will conclude action at the event Sunday morning.

The I Eight captured both of its races Saturday, turning in a time of 6:36.9 in the morning and 6:34.7 in its second race. In the former, the Cardinal outdistanced runner-up Wisconsin (6:45.5) by nearly nine seconds and in the latter posted a nearly 13-second win over runner-up Washington State.

The II Eight took second in its morning race before bouncing back for a win in the afternoon. Against Wisconsin and Tulsa the Cardinal crossed the line in 6:48.2, just under five seconds back of Wisconsin's winning time of 6:43.3 and 32 seconds ahead of Tulsa. Later in the day the Cardinal crew crossed the line in 6:48.7, 11.1 seconds ahead of the Cougars and nearly 22 seconds ahead of Kansas.

Stanford's Four turned in a pair of second-place finishes. The Cardinal dropped a bang-bang decision to Wisconsin in the morning, its time of 7:24.2 being edged out by fractions of a second by the Badgers' time of 7:23.9. Later in the day the Cardinal's time of 7:43.1 was 6.3 seconds behind Washington State's top time of 7:36.9.

The Novice Eight were also in action Saturday, finishing third in its heat with a time of 7:11.3, 12.2 seconds behind California and 7.8 seconds behind Wisconsin.

In the II Four competition, the Cardinal crew took third in its heat, crossing the line in 8:15.3. The boat then raced in the II Four petite final later Saturday, finishing third in a time of 8:12.4.

Stanford Boat Lineups

I Eight
Naomi Cornman (coxswain)
Lindsay Meyer
Anna Dawson
Daphne Martschenko
Caitlin Byrnes
Amanda Lorei
Sarah Bolmer
Kristy Wentzel
Christina Bax

II Eight
Katie Lopez (coxswain)
Alison Fauci
Claire Grover
Filippa Karrfelt
Katie Toothman
Julianna Kapjian-Pitt
Valerie Frank
Nancy Miles
Chierika Ukogu

Four
Liza Gurtin (coxswain)
Courtney Carrabino
Alix Chrumka
Simone Jacobs
Meredith Fischer

Novice Eight
Autumn Turpin (coxswain)
Kay Rusher
Katerina Gregoriou
McKayla Taaffe
Taylor Burdge
Lilly Smith
Hope Sheils
Aishwarya Vardhana
Ellie Parker

II Four
Molly Horwitz (coxswain)
Elise Guinee-Cooper
Maddy McCartney
Nicole Gilmore
Anja Young


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