Rowing finishes last in Lake Natoma Invitational

State Hornet Staff

The Sacramento State women’s rowing team entered the second day of the Lake Natoma Invitational racing in only one petite final and three third-level finals. The Hornets finished last in a field full of nationally ranked opponents.

In the petite final, Sac States’ novice eight A finished second with a time of 7:16.5 and the novice eight B finished third with a time of 7:47.4. UC Berkeley won the race with a time of 7:08.4.

In the varsity four third-level final, the Hornets faced the University of Oklahoma and University of Kansas. Sac State finished third with a time of 7:45.8. Oklahoma finished second, and Kansas went on to win the race.

In the second varsity eight race, Sac State would face off with Oklahoma and Kansas once again. But the same result applied as the Hornets finished in third with a time of 7:01.1. This time however, it was the Jayhawks went on to win the race.

In Sac States last race of the day, the varsity eight squared off against Oklahoma and Kansas for the third time Sunday. The Hornets posted a time of 6:51.2, only a second behind second place Kansas, and six seconds behind Oklahoma.

Overall, it was the number one in team in the nation, the Cal Bears, who won the invitational. Brown University finished second, Stanford finished third, and Sac State ended up finishing ninth.

The Hornets now have a bit of a break as they will not compete again until the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships on Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27 at Lake Natoma.