The University of Minnesota novice rowers competed in the San Diego Crew Classic, this weekend. Minnesota had two boats in the events on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Minnesota earned a spot in the Grand Final of the Womens Collegiate Novice and a chance at the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual trophy. The group finished fourth overall. Washington St.won the event in 7:17.20, while UCLA was second (7:22.45), Oklahoma was third (7:27.76), Minnesota (7:28.31), Sacramento State in fifth (7:38.9) and USC in sixth (7:39.4).
The Gophers competed in the Womens Collegiate Novice B Final and won the event. Minnesota crossed the line first in 7:51.40 to win the event on Saturday.
Rowers competing in the two-day event was (Minnesota A) of: Alexandria Voss, Allison Putlak, Kayla Thom, Ali Haws, Arielle Flynn, Katie Anderson, Liz Saindon and Natalie Reker. In the Minnesota B boat was Natalie Foshag, Elizabeth Barnes, Jenessa White, Jennifer VanVliet, Melissa Ruggles, Rachel Root, Katherina Busch, Andrea Beczkiewicz. The coxswains for the weekend was Alicia Gruenwald and Emilie Sabourin.