Rowers Close Dual Season with Commanding Wins Over OSU

May 11, 2002

Vancouver, Wash. - The Washington rowing team wrapped up its regular season by winning nine of 10 races in its annual dual regatta with Oregon State under sunny skies and on calm water Saturday afternoon on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash. The Beavers' women's varsity four captured the lone win for OSU, while the Huskies collected victories in the varsity, junior varsity, freshmen and novice eights and the men's varsity four.

It was the Washington men's varsity four that posted the most commanding victory of the day, covering the 2,000-meter course in a time 6 minutes, 22.3 seconds, well ahead of the Beavers at 6:45.2. In the women's race, the two OSU crews posted strong finishes, with the lead boat crossing at 7:34.0, edging the Huskies at 7:35.4 with the second OSU crew right behind in third place at 7:35.7. Washington had a second boat finish in fourth place at 7:36.4 while OSU's third boat crossed at 7:48.4

The women's junior varsity and varsity eights maintained their undefeated seasons with their victories. The varsity eight covered the course in 6:23.1, ahead of OSU at 6:28.4. The junior varsity finished in a time of 6:32.2 to OSU's 6:35.3.

The men's varsity eight kept its dual meet record intact, winning in a time of 5:38.3 to OSU's 5:41.7. The junior varsity eight opened the race day and swept the top two spots in its competition, with the top crew across at 5:58.3 and the second crew at 6:03.9. OSU's first boat crossed next at 6:07.6 followed by a third Husky boat at 6:22.4.

The men's freshman eight also notched a commanding victory in its race, topping the Beavers by 12 seconds as they finished in 5:51.2 to OSU's 6:02.4. Washington's second freshman boat was third at 6:06.0. Two novice women's races were staged and the Huskies won both. In the women's first novice eight, Washington finished in 6:41.2 while OSU crossed at 6:45.9. In the second novice eight race, both Washington entries topped the Beavers, with the first boat across with open water on the field at 7:20.1 and the second one at 7:33.1. OSU crossed at 7:35.2.

Washington now prepares for the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, May 19 on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The women's varsity eight aims for an 11th straight conference title while the junior varsity shoots for six in a row and the varsity four looks at four in a row. The novice women seek to wrest the title back for rival Washington State in their race.

On the men's side, the varsity eight aims for its first win since 1997 as it faces the California crew it knocked off in dual action May 27. The junior varsity eight also seeks its first victory in since '97 while the freshman eight enters as defending Pac-10 champions. The varsity four attempts to regain its seventh title in the last eight years.

College Rowing
Washington at Oregon State

Vancouver Lake (2,000-meters); Vancouver, Wash.
(sunny calm water, slight tailwind)

Men's junior varsity eight
1, UW 5:58.3. 2, UW-B 6:03.9. 3, OSU-A 6:07.6. 4, UW-C 6:22.4

Women's second novice eight
1, UW-A 7:020.1. 2, UW-B 7:33.1. 3, OSU 7:35.2.

Women's varsity four
1, OSU-B 7:34.0. 2, UW-A 7:35.4. 3, OSU-A 7:35.7. 4, UW-B 7:36.4. 5, OSU-C 7:48.4.

Men's varsity four
1, UW 6:22.3. 2, OSU 6:45.2.

Men's freshman eight
1, UW-A 5:51.2. 2, OSU 6:02.4. 3, UW-B 6:06.0.

Women's junior varsity eight
1, UW-A 6:32.2. 2, OSU 6:35.3.

Men's varsity eight
1, UW 5:38.3. 2, OSU 5:41.7.

Women's varsity eight
1, UW 6:23.1. 2, OSU 6:28.4.

Women's novice four
1, UW 8:10.7. 2, OSU 8:19.0

Women's first novice eight
1, UW 6:41.2. 2, OSU 6:45.9

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