Crew Teams Post Good Results at Head of The Lake Regatta

Nov. 12, 2000

Seattle, Wash. - The Oregon State University women's varsity eight crew team rowed a time of 17:40.03 over the three mile Head of the Lake Regatta course on Lake Washington, to place fourth. The Regatta is a annual fall event hosted by the Lake Washington Rowing Club.

The Beavers finished behind Washington (16:48.68), the University of Victoria (17:05.36), and California (17:15.94). The field included 15 teams.

'We rowed an aggressive race, which was one of our goals for this event,' Beaver head coach Charlie Owen said. 'We didn't race quite as efficiently as I hoped, which did not make the boat move as fast through the water, but the fact that we raced aggressively was a plus.'

Oregon State also competed in the second and third varsity races, with the Beavers placing fourth in the 10-boat second varsity race, and fifth in the third varsity event.

'The third varsity boat was considerably faster than the second, which will make for great competition as we solidify the rosters for all of our boats,' Owen said. 'This was an event designed to gain some racing experience, which will be useful during the critical spring racing schedule.

Men's head coach Dave Reischman entered a boat in the junior varsity and open eight competitions.

The JV boat placed second in a large field with a time of 16:30, trailing only Washington, while the open eight took third at 15:37.

'The junior varsity boat rowed a solid race,' Reischman said. 'I would have liked to have seen the JV boat row a little smoother, but that's what these races are designed to do, see where improvement is needed. As for the Open boat, the team rowed a more aggressive race and showed improvement from last week, but again they have some work to do before the spring schedule.'

Women's Varsity Eight (15-team field): Washington, 16:48.68, Victoria, 17:05, California, 17:15.94, Oregon State, 17:40.03, Washington State, 17:46.59,

Men's Junior Varsity Eight: Washington, 16:02, Oregon State, 16:30, Washington, 16:35, Victoria, 16:38, Gonzaga, 17:14, British Columbia, 17:18.

Men's Open Eight: Washington, 15:13, Victoria, 15:24, Oregon State, 15:37, Gonzaga, 16:07, British Columbia, 16:07

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