UCSD fielded boats in both the Collegiate Eight and Novice Eight divisions in a time trial format. The novice eight boat finished first with a time of 22.44.0, a minute in front of both of USD’s boats — which cut the course buoys and were given a penalty. The varsity eight had a strong performance, finishing the course in 22.17.0, taking second place behind USD who clocked in at 21.3.0.
“We raced well and were able to hold off USD’s B and C boats,” varsity eight rower Ashley Travaglione said. “We were within range of their A boat, which is really good for us considering they have an extra month on the water than we do.” The Tritons will continue their season in the spring, with their next meet slated for Saturday, March 3 in Newport Beach.
“It was a good way to end the fall season and now we are working towards getting better shape and becoming more technically sound for spring,” Travaglione said.