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Davis, California

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Aggies’ varsity rows past Sac State

For the second straight year, the UC Davis women’s rowing team owned the Sacramento waters.

The Aggies’ varsity eight reclaimed the Jean Runyon Cup on Saturday by rowing to a time of 6 minutes, 44.68 seconds at the Port of Sacramento to defeat Sacramento State (6:55.57).

“Our goal was to have a strong start,” said head coach Carissa Adams. “We got a good start and maintained it. Although I felt we’d do well, I was nervous because it was important for us to keep the Cup.”

UC Davis won four of five races against Sac State, including victories in the second varsity eight, novice eight and novice four matchups.

In addition to the Jean Runyon Cup, the Aggies also wrapped up the Causeway Cup with the last 2007-2008 matchup with the Hornets. UC Davis reclaimed the Cup for the first time since its inception in 2004 with a final score of 67.5 to 37.5.

The team returns to the action next weekend when it travels to Lake Natoma for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.


RAY LIN can be reached at sports@californiaaggie.com.


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