The Western Washington University rowing team opened its season with a sweep of UC San Diego in a dual meet Friday, March 29, on Lake Samish.
The Vikings' varsity eight won by nearly two boat-lengths, completing the 2,000-meter course in 7:02.5. UCSD was timed in 7:11.80.
In that shell for WWU were coxswain Maeghan Callegeri, Stephanie Bluhm, Olivia Rowland, Lauren Ramstead, Olivia Gangmark-Strickland, Maddy Hillier, Regan Wessman, Claire Marine and Christine Henie.
WWU's varsity four A-boat was victorious in 7:53.90. UCSD placed second in 7:59.50, followed by WWU's B entry in 8:01.20.
In the winning shell for the Vikings were coxswain Kate Nelson, Audra Massey, Catrina Cuadra, Emily Little, and Sara Crowell.