Varsity Eight Crew Set for NCAA Semi-Final Friday

May 24, 2001

Gainesville, Ga. -
Regatta Notes: The Huskies are hoping the weather clears for Saturday racing ... the area is currently on a tornado watch ... Cradle of Coaches - the Huskies' varsity eight semi-final heat pits top-seeded and third-ranked Washington, racing in lane 3, against fourth-ranked Princeton in lane two and fifth-ranked Syracuse in lane four ... Princeton is coached by Lori Dauphiny, who won a national championship as a rower at Washington in 1984 ... Princeton coach Kris Sanford rowed for the Huskies from 1986-88 ... Regatta Director for the championships this year is Sara Nevin, Executive Director of the Lake Lanier RowingClub ... Nevin is a former Husky rower and three-time national champion for Washington ... she won three varsity eight titles, in 1983-85, along with teammate and current UW novice coach Eleanor McElvaine ... top ranked and two-time defending NCAA champion Brown is coached by John Murphy, who was the Washington women's novice coach from 1979-80 ... he and current Husky head coach Jan Harville have each won a pair of NCAA titles, since the sport became sanctioned by the NCAA four years ago ...Washington will participate in the exhibition 'Spares' race Friday morning. The Husky spares - Shannon Oates and Jessica Harm - will race in heat two at 11:50 a.m. against California, Brown, USC and Michigan State ... Washington's junior varsity eight and varsity four both advanced, after heat racing, directly to grand finals on Saturday.

Heat and Lane Assignments for Friday, May 25

11:00 a.m.
Varsity Eight Semi-Final 1 - (lanes 1-6, left to right)
Boston U., USC, Brown, Michigan, Ohio State, Harvard

11:20 a.m.
Varsity Eight Semi-Final 2 - (lanes 1-6, left to right)
California, Princeton, Washington, Syracuse, Michigan State, Yale

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