April 1, 2003
Marina del Rey, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount University women's rowing team competed against marina rival, UCLA, Saturday for the Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup in Ballona Creek. The Bruins won varsity race to capture the Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup for the first time since its founding in 2001.
The Lions still lead the Cup series with a record of 2-1.
In the Women's Novice Eights, the LMU Novice 8 could not recover from a quick UCLA start, as they finished with a first-place time of 6:49.3. The real race, though, was for second place. At about 1250 meters into the race, LMU had a three-seat advantage over the UCLA 2N8 boat, but the Bruin second novice eight (7:17.3) came from behind to finish second. Loyola Marymount followed for third in 7:20.1.
For the Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup, the varsity crews put up a close race, but UCLA would come out with the victory. The UCLA V8 crew maintained a six-seat advantage over LMU as they passed the UCLA Boathouse. They went on to win the race by slim 4-seconds in 6:29.7 to claim the Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup for 2003.
The Lions finished second in 6:33.3, and the UCLA 2V8 boat finished third in 7:02.5.
Karen Hock-Hjelm was a member of LMU's national championship team in the 1980s and is inducted into the LMU Hall of Fame.
Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup
2001 - Loyola Marymount
2002 - Loyola Marymount
2003 - UCLA
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