April 27, 2012
2012 WIRA Schedule
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.
LMU PREMILINARY HEATS
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