Washington Crew To Play Host To Husky Invitational

April 5, 2001

SEATTLE-- Washington will play host to area college, club and university teams at the Husky Invitational on the Montlake Cut, Saturday.

The regatta, which begins at 7 a.m. PST and includes several UW crews, is an annual event that includes Northwest area crews from Washington and Oregon as well as some high school and club crews.

The Husky rowers are split this weekend, as many of them are competing at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay Saturday and Sunday. The 27th-annual regatta features nearly 80 races over the two-day event.

Husky Invitational 2000: The UW crews won ten of the eleven races they entered at last year's Husky Invitational. The one race they didn't win, the Huskies were second in.

The Montlake Course: The start line for home regattas is on Lake Washington, parallel to the Governor A.D. Rosellini (Evergreen Point) Floating Bridge. The course runs from east to west through the Montlake Cut to the finish line near the mouth of Portage Bay at the west end of Montlake Cut. A good view of the racecourse is available along either side of Montlake Cut, or from the Montlake Bridge.

Next up: The next race for the Huskies will be a dual with Washington State, at 2 p.m. April 14 on the Snake River in Pullman, Wash. The UW crews won all eight races against WSU last year in Seattle.

Last Week: The Washington men's and women's rowing teams won nine of 10 races in the season-opening dual regatta with Oregon State, last Saturday.

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