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Duke Heads to San Diego Crew Classic
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/30/2012
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DURHAM, N.C - The Duke rowing team will travel to San Diego, Calif., this Saturday to compete at the 39th renewal of the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.

The nationally acclaimed regatta will consist close to 100 races with more than 3400 athletes.

Duke will enter three boats in the classic racing in the women's collegiate varsity, women's collegiate 2V and the women's collegiate 4+. The Blue Devils will compete against five teams ranked in the top 10 and five additional teams ranked in the top 20.

"The crew classic will be an aggressive challenge for us as a team," said head coach Robyn Horner.   "We're looking to continue to build our boat speed and compete in each of our events.  It is a great opportunity to race with some of the best crews in the country."

Duke's top boat will stay intact from its last race at the Oak Ridge Invite, which was made up of coxswain Caroline Kiritsy, Kathy Smithwick, Katie Burke, Emily Theys, Rory Erickson-Kulas, Tara Dalton, Laura Sciarrino, Grace Cassidy and Claire Vannelli.

The second varsity will include Sarah Baker, Brielle Batesko, Tori Arendt, Breanna Briede, Lauren Lashmet, Sophia Blair, Julie Rohde, Laura Guth and Sydney Johnson. Ashleigh Anne McKinney, Allison Beattie, Elizabeth Howell, Nancy McKinstry and Lissa Glynn will make up Duke's varsity four.

For additional information, including results and live streaming, visit the San Diego Crew Classic's website, or

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