Varsity Eight Takes Third at San Diego Crew Classic

April 6, 2008

SAN DIEGO - In the race for the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup, the WSU varsity eight finished third in the grand final Sunday with a time of 6:26.10, just four seconds behind first place Washington and three seconds behind second place USC. The Cougars finished ahead of Pacific-10 opponents Stanford and UCLA.

The second varsity eight placed third in the Hungness Trophy final Sunday with a time of 6:41.97. The crew finished the course behind Washington and USC and ahead of Clemson, Stanford and UCLA.

The novice eight won the Korholz Perpetual Trophy crossing the finish line in a time of 7:03.90. The crew defeated SDSU, Washington, UCD, USC, and OCC.

'It was a good weekend,' head coach Jane LaRiviere said. 'We look forward to taking on the rest of the season.'

The Cougars will cross the state next weekend to take on Pacific-10 rivals Washington.

San Diego Crew Classic, San Diego (Mission Bay)
Jessop-Whittier Final
Varsity Eight

1. Washington 6:22.9
2. USC 6:23.8
3. Washington State 6:26.1
4. Stanford 6:29.27
5. UCLA 6:29.38
6. Wisconsin 6:32.24

Hungness Trophy Final
Second Varsity Eight

1. Washington 6:36.5
2. USC 6:41.78
3. Washington State 6:41.97
4. Clemson 6:42.75
5. Stanford 6:45.22
6. UCLA 6:47.78

Korholz Perpetual Trophy Final
Novice Eight

1. Washington State 7:03.9
2. SDSU 7:05.68
3. Washington 7:09.6
4. UCD 7:18.72
5. USC 7:26.06
6. OCC 7:31.05

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