May 29, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Racing in the NCAA Championships semifinals for the first time in program history, the Tennessee Lady Vol varsity eight shell finished in sixth place on Saturday morning and will move on to tomorrow's Petite Final. Each of the two semifinal's top three finishers advanced to the Grand Final. UT's top boat is ensured a top-12 finish in the event.
The Tennessee crew of Erin Artz (cox.), Nicole Bold, Lauren Wells, Chelsea Pemberton, Kaitlin Bargreen, McKenzie Craig, Dana Forbes, Sarah Hutcheson and Andrea Bagwell completed the course in 6:48.5. Ninth-ranked Brown was victorious with a time of 6:33.0 and was followed by top-ranked California (6:36.4), No. 2 Princeton (6:36.41), No. 6 Washington (6:37.1) and No. 4 Harvard (6:41.8).
Tennessee will race in the Petite Final on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. PT and will earn a placement somewhere between seventh and 12th, which will be UT's best-ever showing in the varsity eight competition at the Championships. Joining the Lady Vols in the Petite Finals will be Harvard, Notre Dame, Southern California, Virginia and Washington.
Lake Natoma, Sacramento, Calif.
May 29, 2004
Results -- Semifinals
Semifinal I 1. Brown 6:33.0 2. California 6:36.4 3. Princeton 6:36.41 4. Washington 6:37.1 5. Harvard 6:41.8 6. Tennessee 6:48.6
Semifinal II 1. Yale 6:36.6 2. Michigan 6:37.8 3. Ohio State 6:38.9 4. Virginia 6:40.1 5. Notre Dame 6:51.3 6. Southern California 6:51.31