Varsity Eight Defeats #13 Washington, #19 Oregon State

April 8, 2006

SEATTLE - Proving a victory in the fall was no fluke, Washington State's women's rowing varsity eight defeated Washington for the second time this season. The Cougars also took four runner-up spots and one third place finish in a quad regatta on the Montlake Cut, Saturday.

'If you consider the NCAA team of the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four, I think it's a good day,' WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere said.

The seventh-ranked varsity eight pulled for a 6:45.0 finish, edging #13 UW by just over two seconds. The race was the first between the two schools' true varsity eights since the Cougars defeated the Huskies at the Head of the Lake, Nov. 13. WSU can complete a season-sweep of the Huskies at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, May 14.

'The varsity eight ran their race plan. They stuck to their guns, and when they needed a little more, they found it,' LaRiviere said. The crew also defeated #19 Oregon State, and Big-10 school Iowa in the race.

WSU's second varsity eight stroked for a time of 6:52.8, 4 seconds behind first-place UW. The Cougars bested Beavers by 16 seconds, and Iowa by 30 seconds in the race.

The varsity four finished at 7:26.7, 3 seconds behind the Huskies for a second place finish. The Cougars earned second place finishes in two other races: the third varsity eight, and second novice eight. WSU's novice eight settled into third.

The Cougars return to the water next week for the two-day Stanford Invitational. The regatta takes place Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.

Washington Quad Regatta Results
Montlake Cut; Seattle, Wash.
Saturday, April 8, 2006

(all events were 2,000 meters)

Varsity Eight -
1. WSU 6:45.0
2. UW 6:47.1
3. OSU 6:52.1
4. Iowa 7:05.6

Second Varsity Eight -
1. UW 6:48.2
2. WSU 6:52.8
3. OSU 7:08.9
4. Iowa 7:22.6

Varsity Four -
1. UW 'A' 7:23.0
2. WSU 7:26.7
3. UW 'B' 7:39.9
4. OSU 7:49.4

Novice Eight -
1. OSU 7:07.1
2. UW 'A' 7:08.7
3. WSU 7:14.0
4. UW 'B' 7:29.0

Third Varsity Eight -
1. UW 'A' 7:07.4
2. WSU 7:14.3
3. UW 'B' 7:29.8

Second Novice Eight -
1. UW 7:27.5
2. WSU 7:39.8

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