Cougar Novice Squad Sweeps Oregon State at Winchell Cup

March 30, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State women's rowing novice squad swept its races against Oregon State in the 2nd annual Winchell Cup regatta Saturday at Wawawai Landing along the Snake River.

In the novice eight race, WSU rowed a time of 6:44.2, defeating OSU's time of 6:48.0. WSU's second novice eight team captured a win with a time of 7:02.3 to OSU's 7:16.0, and in the novice four race, WSU crossed the line at 8:03.7, just ahead of OSU's 8:10.9

'The novice strength was impressive today,' said WSU Head Coach Tammy Crawford. 'Oregon State has a strong recruiting class and it was nice to see our class do so well.'

In the varsity eight competition, WSU's time of 6:38.2 was not enough to overcome OSU's 6:32.5. The second varsity eight fell to OSU 6:47.4 to 6:43.3, and the varsity four finished second at 7:44.5 to OSU's 7:37.6.

The Winchell Cup trophy was awarded to Oregon State for the points amassed in the heavier weighted varsity race victories. The Cup is named after former novice head coach Jodi Winchell and is presented to the winner of each year's matchup between WSU and OSU.

The Cougars will take the water again Saturday, April 4 in split squad competitions. The varsity and novice teams will compete against multiple schools in the San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay, while the varsity four and second varsity eight squads will travel to Montlake Cut at Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies.

2002 Winchell Cup Regatta Results
Washington State vs. Oregon State
March 30, 2002
All Races 2000m

Varsity 8: OSU 6:32.5, WSU 6:38.2
2nd Varsity 8:
OSU 6:43.3, WSU 6:47.4
Varsity 4:
OSU (A) 7:37.6, WSU 7:44.5, OSU 7:50.7
Novice 8: WSU 6:44.2, OSU 6:48.0
2nd Novice 8: WSU 7:02.3, OSU 7:16.0
Novice 4: WSU 8:03.7, OSU 8:10.9

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