Beaver Crews Row To Second

Nov. 4, 2000

PORTLAND - Oregon State men's and women's varsity eight boats both rowed to second-place finishes in the championship finals Saturday at the Lake Oswego/Oaks Park crew races. Washington won both the men's and women's titles in the event, which opened the Beavers' fall season.

In the open finals, OSU also finished second to Washington in both the men's and women's races. The open finals are for junior varsity eights from larger programs and the varsity boats from smaller schools.

In the men's championship final, the Beavers finished the course of approximately 4 1/2-miles in 20 minutes, 0 seconds. Washington's winning time was 19:38 and Cornell was third in 20:15.

'I thought we did a good job,' OSU men's head coach Dave Reischman said. 'We had a good race. Cornell had done some good racing back east, and we got them by about 15 seconds. We were 22 seconds off Washington and we'd liked to have seen that closer, but we're in the ballgame. We're on target where we need to be for the fall.'

OSU's women completed the championship final in 22:40, trailing Washington's 21:47. Cornell was third in 22:44.

'Cornell had been showing a lot of speed this fall,' OSU women's head coach Charlie Owen said. 'They'd done well at a couple other races. This is our first race (of the fall) and we beat them by four seconds. We were pleased because, No. 1, everyone felt good about how they raced, and, No. 2, we've got a young crew that has a lot of room for improvement.'

In the men's open finals, OSU boats finished second and third, a boat of Beaver alums placed eighth.

'In the JV race, we didn't feel we had our best race,' Reischman said. 'We did some things well and had some good rhythm down the course, but we misjudged our pace a bit.'

In the women's open finals, OSU again placed second and third and a crew of Beaver alums finished fifth.

'Everyone was pleased with how the race progressed,' Owen said. 'We can build on that next week.'

Next Sunday morning, both Oregon State crews will compete in the Head of the Lake races in Seattle.


MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: 1. Washington, 19:38, 2. Oregon State, 20:00, 3. Cornell, 20:15, 4. Willamette, 22:42.

MEN'S OPEN FINAL: 1. Washington, 20:26, 2. Oregon State A, 21:09, 3. Oregon State B, 22:08, 4. Pacific Lutheran, 22:09, 5. Washington State, 22:17, 6. Lewis & Clark, 22:20, 7. Oregon, 22:31, 8. Oregon State Alumni, 24:10.

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: 1. Washington, 21:47, 2. Oregon State, 22:40, 3. Cornell, 22:44, 4. Minnesota, 23:31, 5. Lewis & Clark, 25:04.

WOMEN'S OPEN FINAL: 1. Washington, 22:53, 2. Oregon State A, 23:48, 3. Oregon State B, 24:11, 4. Pacific Lutheran, 24:50, 5. Oregon State Alumnae, 25:16.

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