Cougar Rowing Teams Conquer Wind, Huskies

April 7, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's varsity eight and second varsity eight crews outstroked cross-state rival Washington Saturday, April 7, in a dual regatta. Early in the afternoon racing was postponed due to cross wind and crews fought the wind throughout competition.

This marked the third straight victory for the varsity eight over the Huskies, and only the fourth victory in program history. The Cougar varsity eight completed the course at Wawawai Landing with a time of 6:47.47. The second varsity eight clocked in with a time of 6:58.65.

'The varsity eight has been searching for a rhythm, and they finally found it,' head coach Jane LaRiviere said.

The varsity four also rowed well, crossing the line only a second after Washington. The WSU varsity four finished second in the race with a time of 8:06.89.

'It felt good for a lot of boats to do well,' said Cat Watt, member of the second varsity eight.

The Cougars hope to build off this performance with just a month left before the Pacific-10 Championships. Next week the team will travel to Windemere Classic in Redwood Shores, Calif.

'We can celebrate the next eight hours, but we are back on the water Monday at 4:30 in the morning,' said Amber McNight, member of the varsity eight.

Also racing on the Snake River were the Cougar and Huskies men's rowing teams. Washington swept the Cougars in all four races.

WSU v. UW Dual RegattaPullman, WA (Wawawai Landing)2,000 metersCrosswinds, moderately choppy

Women's Varsity 8+

WSU - 6:47.47UW - 6:52.08

Women's Second Varsity 8+

WSU - 6:58.65UW - 7:02.68

Women's Third Varsity 8+

UW B - 7:33.94UW A - 7:38.46WSU - 7:49.93

Women's Varsity 4+

UW B - 8:05.83WSU A - 8:06.89UW A - 8:11.28WSU B - 8:30.19

Women's Novice 8+

UW - 7:07.27WSU - 7:36.78

Women's Second Novice 8+

UW - 8:10.73WSU - 8:22.92

Women's Novice 4+ (no times due to wind)

1. UW2. WSU3. UW B4. WSU B

Men's Varsity 8+

UW A - 6:19.5WSU - 6:45.7UW B - 6:52.5

Men's Varsity 4+

UW A - 7:02.3UW B - 7:16.2WSU - 8:26.6

Men's Varsity 2+

UW - 8:00.8WSU - 8:51.9

Men's Freshmen 8+

UW A - 6:23.9UW B - 6:37.8WSU A - 6:41.7WSU B - 7:52

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