Men's Rowing Splits Pair Of Races

May 3, 2003

PRINCETON, N.J. - Oregon State's 12th-ranked men's varsity eight rowing team defeated No. 10 Yale and No. 15 Rutgers Saturday morning and finished second to No. 7 Princeton Saturday afternoon at Lake Carnegie.

The Beavers finished their first race in six minutes, nine seconds. Rutgers had a time of 6:13.13 and Yale finished in 6:23.00. Against Princeton, OSU fell behind early and finished less than a length behind the Tigers.

'We had two really good races, but we just didn't have as much juice the first 1,000 meters against Princeton,' OSU head coach Kjell Oswald said. 'The second half we got on fire and really wanted that race but it was just a little too late and we lost by about half a length. It was a bittersweet weekend but we made some really good improvements from our last race.'

Oregon State's junior varsity eight and freshman eight both finished second at the Opening Day Regatta in Seattle hosted by Washington. The junior varsity eight finished in 5:58.99, a little over nine seconds off first place Washington's pace. OSU's freshmen eight completed their race in 6:20.69, less than five seconds behind Washington.

The Beavers will face the Huskies next Saturday, May 10 in their final race before the Pac-10 Championships.

RESULTS

Varsity Eight (vs Rutgers and Yale)

1. Oregon State 6:09.00; 2. Rutgers 6:13.13; 3. Yale 6:23.00.

Varsity Eight (vs Princeton)

1. Princeton 5:59.8, 2. OSU 6:01.9

Junior Varsity Eight

1, Washington 5:49.76; 2. Oregon State 5:58.99; 3. Long Beach State 6:10.47; 4. Washington State 6:16.02.

Freshmen Eight

1. Washington 6:15.80; 2. Oregon State 6:20.69; 3. Northeastern 6:25.36.

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