No. 3 Virginia wins three races against No. 6 Southern Cal at Pac-12 Challenge
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- Third-ranked Virginia won three races against No. 6 USC on the final day of the Pac-12 Challenge on Sunday.
“We had a good weekend against some very formidable competition from Stanford, Oregon State and USC,” said UVa head coach Kevin Sauer. “Thanks to Stanford for hosting a great weekend of racing.”
The Cavaliers claimed the Varsity Eight race over the Trojans by almost three seconds (6 minutes, 31.2 seconds -6:34.2), while the USC Second Varsity Eight was victorious, 6:48.9-6:51.5.
The Trojans' 2V8 was coxed by Kellyn Freire with Deirdre Fitzpatrick at the stroke seat followed by Rebecca Shaffer, Eglit Vosu, Darian DiCianno, Kajsa Olsson, Jelena Miladinovic, Kamali Houston, and Shelby Adair at bow.
Virginia won the Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four to close out the regatta.
A margin of just 4.5 seconds separated the Cavs and the Trojans in the varsity four race. Virginia registered a time of 7:31.50 to beat the USC V4's time of 7:36.00. Freshman Kaelyn Ibold coxed the varsity four which was stroked by Katherine Gleadow, followed by Sara Bilimoria, Frederike Hackenbroch, and Gitta Kivilaan at bow.