Trio of UW Crews Row into Semifinals at IRA Regatta

May 31, 2007

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Washington's top-ranked varsity eight crew clocked the day's fastest time Thursday and the freshman eight was also a heat winner, during the first day of the men's Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championships on the Cooper River.

Those two crews, along with the Huskies' second varsity eight, will compete in semifinal races Friday. The second varsity finished second in its heat, one length behind Brown.

UW's open four crew was also a heat runner-up, finishing behind Princeton. The Husky four competes in a repechage Friday, seeking a grand finals berth.

The Huskies' top boat remained undefeated, despite a strong challenge from No. 8 seeded Brown. UW ran in second for the first half of the race before overtaking Brown in the final 750 meters. The winning time of 5-minutes, 35.95-seconds was Thursday's swiftest time on the 2,000-meter course. Brown finished two seats back in 5:36.65. Those two were far ahead of a pack led by third-place Syracuse, which finished in 5:48.82.

The event's other undefeated entry, No. 2 Harvard, won the varsity eight's fourth heat in 5:36.36. Third-seeded California won the second heat in 5:37.83 and un-seeded Cornell was the third-heat winner in 5:37.86.

Every crew in Washington's four-boat fleet will compete Friday morning in races that determine the field for Saturday's six-boat grand finals.

Husky crews won national championships last year in the freshman eight and open four events. The varsity eight placed fifth in 2006 and the second varsity was fourth. All four of this year's UW entries are still in medal contention.


Following are the agate results from Thursday's racing at the IRA Championships. A more complete recap of today's racing, including quotes, will be available on this page later this afternoon.



2007 Men's Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Cooper River; Cherry Hill, N.J.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

DAY 1 -- HEAT RACE RESULTS

Varsity Eights
(top-two finishers in each heat to Friday semifinals, rest to repechage)
Heat I -- 1, Washington 5:35.95. 2, Brown 5:36.65. 3, Syracuse 5:48.82. 4, Purdue 5:52.03. 5, Holy Cross 5:59.80. 6, Dartmouth 6:00.74.

Heat II -- 1, California 5:37.82. 2, Princeton 5:38.98. 3, Navy 5:40.83. 4, Oregon State 5:48.38. 5, Georgetown 5:51.90. 6, Virginia 5:56.26.

Heat III -- 1, Cornell 5:37.86. 2, Yale 5:38.29. 3, Wisconsin 5:38.65. 4, Northeastern 5:49.97. 5, Marist 5:58.48. 6, George Washington 6:02.29.

Heat IV -- 1, Harvard 5:36.36. 2, Stanford 5:36.58. 3, Michigan 5:48.28. 4, Pennsylvania 5:54.25. 5, Boston University 5:58.83. 6, Columbia 6:05.99.

     UW lineup: cox- Katelin Snyder, stroke- Will Crothers, 7- Heath Allen, 6- Aljosa Corovic, 5- Rob Gibson, 4- David Worley, 3- Steve Full, 2- Jessiah Johnson, bow- Max Lang.


Second Varsity Eights
(top-two finishers in each heat to Friday semifinals, rest to repechage)

Heat I -- 1, Wisconsin 5:47.80. 2, Syracuse 5:51.91. 3, Navy 5:55.19. 4, Delaware 5:58.96. 5, Michigan 6:00.03. 6, Georgetown 6:01.52.
Heat II -- 1, Brown 5:46.76. 2, Washington 5:50.67. 3, Harvard 'B' 5:54.89. 4, Yale 'B' 5:57.73. 5, Princeton 6:05.06. 6, Holy Cross 6:05.67.

Heat III -- 1, California 5:57.54. 2, Cornell 5:48.69. 3, George Washington 6:04.88. 4, Dartmouth 6:12.84. 5, Columbia 6:14.99.

Heat IV -- 1, Harvard 'A' 5:46.60. 2, Northeastern 5:49.58. 3, Yale 'A' 5:51.92. 4, Pennsylvania 6;05.38. 5, Colgate 6:10.51.

     UW lineup: cox- Micah Perrin, stroke- Bart-Jan Caron, 7- Lowell Neal, 6- Andrew Beaton, 5- Trevor Mollenkopf, 4- Drew Fowler, 3- Derek DeVries, 2- David VanBolt, bow- Alan Oriard.


Freshman Eights
(top-two finishers in each heat to Friday semifinals, rest to repechage)

Heat I -- 1, Washington 5:48.50. 2, Princeton 5:55.68. 3, Navy 6:01.92. 4, Syracuse 6:08.07. 5, Delaware 6:12.32. 6, Rutgers 6:13.99.

Heat II -- 1, California 5:49.63. 2, Orange Coast College 5:53.58. 3, Boston University 6:02.24. 4, George Washington 6:02.85. 5, Holy Cross 6:05.82. 6, Hobart 6:37.54.

Heat III -- 1, Harvard 5:48.24. 2, Cornell 5:48.83. 3, Northeastern 5:50.86. 4, Columbia 6:10.98. 5, Michigan 6:11.86. 6, Bucknell 6:12.71.

Heat IV -- 1, Brown 5:48.15. 2, Stanford 5:53.04. 3, Yale 5:56.03. 4, Wisconsin 5:57.75. 5, Georgetown 6:07.89. 6, Dartmouth 6:16.08.

     UW lineup: cox- Michael Welly, stroke- Aaron Luke, 7- Graham Ogelend, 6- Roko Svast, 5- Blaise Didier, 4- Simon Taylor, 3- Dane Robbins, 2- Kit Culbert, bow- Maxwell Weaver.


Open Fours
(winners to final, rest to Friday repechage)

Heat I -- 1, Princeton 6:30.16. 2, Washington 6:34.77. 3, California 6:37.91. 4, Georgetown 6:58.70. 5, George Washington 7:02.05. 6, Michigan 7:04.91.

Heat II -- 1, Cornell 6:38.56. 2, Syracuse 6:42.17. 3, Wisconsin 'B' 6:43.33. 4, Yale 6:56.26. 5, Navy 7:04.26. 6, Boston University 7:15.84.

Heat III -- 1, Northeastern 6:36.15. 2, Wisconsin 'A' 6:46.05. 3, Harvard 6:50.95. 4, Pennsylvania 7:09.23. 5, Dartmouth 7:27.90.

     UW lineup: cox- Leah Downey, stroke- Peter Carlson, 3- Mike Flight, 2- David Goulet, bow- James Olson.

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