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Zags Open 2012 With Solid Outing At UCSD/San Diego Regatta

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 03/16/2012
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Gonzaga University men's rowing team opened its 2012 spring season with solid results Friday at the UC San Diego/San Diego Regatta held on Fiesta Island in Misson Bay in San Diego, Calif. The Bulldogs, opening the season at the UCSD/USD Regatta for the third-straight season, placed second in the Varsity 8+ and Freshman 8+ and took third in the Junior Varsity 8+.

"Both UC San Diego and the University of San Diego raced well today," explained Gonzaga men's rowing head coach Dan Gehn. "We have some work to do but we have two more opportunities down here to make some changes."

The Bulldogs will scrimmage both the Tritons and Toreros later this afternoon and Saturday morning.

Gonzaga opened the morning up with the marquee Varsity 8+ race. UC San Diego closed out the 2,000-meter course in a time of 6:01.09. The Bulldogs crossed the finish line two seconds later at 6:03.11. San Diego had a time of 6:05.80.

The Tritons went on to earn a seven-second victory in the Junior Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:17.31. San Diego took second in this race at 6:24.13, followed by the Zags at 6:30.49.

UC San Diego earned the three-race sweep with a 10-second victory in the Freshman 8+. The Tritons finished the final race of the day in 6:42.12. Gonzaga was second, staying under the seven minute mark at 6:52.24. UCSD's Freshman 8+ B boat placed third at 7:08.15.

Fiesta Island, Mission Bay - San Diego, Calif.

Varsity 8+
1. UC San Diego, 6:01.09
2. Gonzaga, 6:03.11
3. San Diego, 6:05.80

Junior Varsity 8+
1. UC San Diego, 6:17.31
2. San Diego, 6:24.13
3. Gonzaga, 6:30.49

Freshman 8+
1. UC San Diego, 6:42.12
2. Gonzaga, 6:52.24
3. UC San Diego B, 7:08.15

VARSITY 8+: Kayla Cartelli, Mike MacPherson, Tim Doupe, Kenny Mentele, Erik Strand, Stephen McEvoy, Bennett Shultz, Dan Rinker, Stuart McDonald.

JUNIOR VARSITY 8+: Taylor Mattheisen, Sahan Fernando, Rick Ruddell, Jeremy Lazzara, Matt Goode, Duncan Howard, Tyler Mendiola.

FRESHMAN 8+: Lucas Orlita, Alex Lund, Patrick Fowley, Ben Duermit, Quinn McLafferty, Devon Billy, Eric Schenck, Peter Lee, Kyle Hagmier.

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