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    It’s a now or never race. For the final regatta before the NCAA Division-II National Championships, the Tritons will head to Sacramento for the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships with their season on the line.

    ‘It’s our last chance to prove to the committee that we deserve to go [to nationals] for the fifth year in a row,’ senior co-captain Kelly Hansen said. ‘There is no more important of a race than this one. There are a lot of teams gunning for us since we’ve dominated in the past, but the end of the season is when we shine. That being said, the amount of pressure is definitely up there. But during a race, you can’t analyze your placement or look into the future. While we know we must perform well, stressing about it is only going to hinder our performance. We just have to go out there and row hard without thinking.’

    Coming off a slightly disappointing third-place finish at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, women’s crew remains dedicated to its task at hand, approaching the regatta with confidence.

    ‘WIRA didn’t go as we had hoped, but the past is the past,’ senior co-captain Alissa Kispersky said. ‘We have since evaluated and changed our race strategy. Our team has to race a significantly faster time than we have done in the past ‘hellip; I know our team is entirely capable of racing at this level. We have done so in practice all year. All we have to do is apply that to a race scenario.’

    The conference finals will take place at Lake Natoma at 8 a.m., and the Tritons are eagerly awaiting the occasion.

    ‘I think each and every one of us has our own particular strength that we bring to the boat, and it’s definitely going to come out this weekend,’ Hansen said. ‘The seniors especially will be bringing our determination, which includes our refusal to give up what we’ve built over the last four years. It’s going to be a regatta in which we truly see everyone’s heart and strength that this whole year has given us. I can’t wait.’

    Readers can contact Brianna Lee at [email protected].

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    It’s a now or never race. For the final regatta before the NCAA Division-II National Championships, the Tritons will head to Sacramento for the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships with their season on the line.

    ‘It’s our last chance to prove to the committee that we deserve to go [to nationals] for the fifth year in a row,’ senior co-captain Kelly Hansen said. ‘There is no more important of a race than this one. There are a lot of teams gunning for us since we’ve dominated in the past, but the end of the season is when we shine. That being said, the amount of pressure is definitely up there. But during a race, you can’t analyze your placement or look into the future. While we know we must perform well, stressing about it is only going to hinder our performance. We just have to go out there and row hard without thinking.’

    Coming off a slightly disappointing third-place finish at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, women’s crew remains dedicated to its task at hand, approaching the regatta with confidence.

    ‘WIRA didn’t go as we had hoped, but the past is the past,’ senior co-captain Alissa Kispersky said. ‘We have since evaluated and changed our race strategy. Our team has to race a significantly faster time than we have done in the past ‘hellip; I know our team is entirely capable of racing at this level. We have done so in practice all year. All we have to do is apply that to a race scenario.’

    The conference finals will take place at Lake Natoma at 8 a.m., and the Tritons are eagerly awaiting the occasion.

    ‘I think each and every one of us has our own particular strength that we bring to the boat, and it’s definitely going to come out this weekend,’ Hansen said. ‘The seniors especially will be bringing our determination, which includes our refusal to give up what we’ve built over the last four years. It’s going to be a regatta in which we truly see everyone’s heart and strength that this whole year has given us. I can’t wait.’

    Readers can contact Brianna Lee at [email protected].

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