LMU Rowing Competes at WIRA Championships

Senior co-captain Kat Regan

April 27, 2012

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LMU Rowing Competes at WIRA Championships

LOS ANGELES - Both the LMU men's and women's rowing teams head to Lake Natoma in Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday for the 2012 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.

After spending much of the season competing primarily in the eight, the men's squad will be focusing on racing the four, having entered in the varsity four, novice four and lightweight four, along with men's pair. The N4+, V4+ and pair will open preliminary competition on Saturday, looking to advance to either Saturday's petite finals or Sunday's grand finals. The lightweight four race is Sunday morning and is a finals race only.

The Lion women, meanwhile, open WIRA competition on Saturday at 10:20 a.m. with their preliminary heat of the varsity eight along with Sacramento State, Stanford and fellow West Coast Conference member Santa Clara. The V8+ petite final is scheduled for Sunday at 11:20 a.m. and the grand final is the final race of the meet, scheduled for noon on Sunday.

The women's varsity four final is scheduled for Sunday at 8:10 a.m., and will pit LMU against Sacramento State, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and San Diego State. LMU's women will also compete in the junior varsity eight, a finals only race, on Sunday at 10:50 a.m. The Lions' competition will include Sacramento State, Gonzaga, San Diego State and Saint Mary's.

Five of the seven WCC women's rowing members will be in attendance at WIRA's, including LMU, Gonzaga, San Diego, Saint Mary's and Santa Clara, giving the teams a preview of each other headed into the West Coast Conference Championship on May 12.

Saturday, April 28 - 8:20 a.m. Men's Novice Four - Heat 1 Willamette, UC Davis, Western Washington, Pacific, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, LMU LMU Lineup - Allie Shorin (cox), Jordan Lang, Caleb Nyberg, Michael Morehart, Jeremy Burke

Saturday, April 28 - 10:20 a.m. Women's Varsity Eight DI/Open - Heat 1 LMU, Sacramento State, Stanford, Santa Clara

Saturday, April 28 - 1:40 p.m. Men's Varsity Four - Heat 2 LMU, Western Washington, Cal, UC Santa Barbara LMU Lineup - Jennifer Sonnier (cox), Brett Buettner, Robert Thames, Brendan Henderson, Glen Akiona

Saturday, April 28 - 2:00 p.m. Men's Pair - Heat 2 LMU, Pacific, Cal, Seattle, Saint Mary's, Long Beach State LMU Lineup - Jovan Flores, Mark Laurence

Sunday, April 29 - 8:10 a.m. Women's Varsity Four DI/Open Sacramento State, Gonzaga, LMU, Saint Mary's, San Diego State

Sunday, April 29 - 9:30 a.m. Men's Lightweight Four LMU, Puget Sound, Humboldt State, San Diego State, Chapman, Washington State, Cal

Sunday, April 29 - 10:50 a.m. Women's JV Eight DI/Open Gonzaga, Sacramento State, LMU, San Diego State, Saint Mary's




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