WSU Rowing Advances All Three Crews to Grand Finals.

March 31, 2007

SAN DIEGO - The Washington State University women's rowing team advanced all three boats to Sunday's grand finals at the San Diego Crew Classic after a strong showing in the prelims.

The varsity eight finished third in its heat, behind second-ranked California and No. 12 Stanford, to advance to Sunday's grand final on Mission Bay. The Cougars completed the heat with a time of 6:45.57 and will race for the Jessop-Whittier Cup at 11:35 a.m.

The WSU second varsity also finished third in its heat to advance to the grand final, but just barely. The Cougars finished with a time of 7:04.93, while second place Stanford had a time of 7:04.59. The second varsity will compete Sunday at 10:40 a.m. for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy.

With a second place finish in its heat, the novice eight boat will also move onto the grand final. WSU posted 7:34.07, behind Pacific-10 foe Oregon State. The Cougars move on to compete Sunday for the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy at 9:45 a.m.

WSU will compete against all Pac-10 crews in the varsity eight and second varsity eight grand finals. Only one crew novice eight grand final, Kansas State, is not from the Pac-10.

WSU crews also raced in Seattle at the Husky Open Regatta, a first place finish by the WSU novice four highlighted competition on Montlake Cut.

For complete results from San Diego, including live updates from Sunday's races, visit www.crewclassic.org.

San Diego Crew Classic, San Diego (Mission Bay)

Whittier Cup Prelim AVarsity Eight+

1. Cal 6:48.602. Stanford 6:39.263. WSU 6:45.574. Miami 6:58.675. Purdue 7:01.076. SDSU 7:10.87

Hungness Trophy Prelim BSecond Varsity Eight+

1. UCLA 7:02.802. Stanford 7:04.593. WSU 7:04.934. SDSU 7:16.215. Clemson 7:16.676. Loyola 7:42.90

Perpetual Trophy Prelim ANovice Eight+

1. Oregon St 7:23.642. WSU 7:34.073. Clemson 7:44.474. UCSD 7:47.275. Orange Coast 8:10.756. Colorado 8:17.257. Arizona St 8:57.60

Husky Open Regatta, Seattle (Montlake Cut)

Varsity Eight+1. UW 7:09.62. UW 'B' 7:16.13. WSU 7:32.0

Varsity Four+1. UW 'B' 7:22.72. UW 7:25.03. WSU 7:34.83. UW 'C' 7:45.5

Novice Eight +1. UW 6:56.92. WSU 7:33.73. UW 'B' 7:36.3

Novice Four+1. WSU 8:05.42. UW 8:30.43. UW 'B' 8:35.5

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