The Gaels finished strong in the Varsity Eights taking third place in six minutes and 47.7 seconds in the first race and second in 6:59.9 in the second race. SMC beat out University of California San Diego and Mills College in the first race and West Coast Conference rival Portland in the second race. Both of Sacramento State's boats took first place in the Varsity Eights.
"It was great to get out and see where we are at. It gave us a really good idea of what we need to work on for our race next weekend," said head coach Anna Pytlak.
Saint Mary's Varsity Four boat struggled on the day taking sixth place in 8:44.5. Portland barely beat out the Gaels, taking fifth with a time of 8:29.9. Sacramento State took first place.
The Gaels took third place in the Varsity Four race with a time of 9:02.8. The Gaels were barely edged by Humboldt State University but beat out Mills who finished in 9:43.5.
"We really appreciate being able to participate in this race, especially against such good competition."
Saint Mary's travels back to Rancho Cordova on Saturday, March 18 to compete in the Hornet Invitational.
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