Huskies Win 9 of 11 Races at WSU Dual Regatta

April 12, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington crews won nine of 11 races Saturday afternoon, including both the men's and women's varsity eight events during the annual dual regatta with Washington State at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.

The Huskies won the days' featured event as the second-ranked UW women's varsity eight raced to a convincing six-second victory over No. 12 Washington State. The race was close over the first third before Washington's top boat, the defending NCAA champion, pulled away at about the 750-mark. UW covered the 2,000-meter course in 7-minutes, 11.6-seconds and the Cougars finished in 7:17.8.

'I'm really pleased that we were able to make some improvements on things we worked on from last week,' Coach Jan Harville said of the UW varsity eight that placed second after a photo finish last Sunday at the San Diego Crew Classic. 'Overall, I'm pleased with our results today.'

Washington swept all four men's races without the services of its top two crews. The Huskies won the varsity eight event by over 24 seconds with a winning time of 6:55.26. The Cougars finished in 7:19.74.

The Husky men's varsity four posted the regatta's most lopsided win, clocking a time of 7:24.97 to finish 36 seconds ahead of WSU which was timed in 8:01.31.

Also victorious for the UW men were the junior varsity eight and the junior varsity four crews.

Washington State won two women's races, most notably the junior varsity eight competition. The Cougars avenged a narrow loss last week against Washington which won the junior varsity title at the San Diego Crew Classic. WSU was the runner-up in San Diego, less than two seconds behind the Huskies. The Cougar JV had a winning time of 7:18.3 Saturday followed by UW in 7:24.5.

The Cougars' only other win came in the varsity four race as they won in 8:54.37 with the Huskies just over one second back in 8:55.68.

The Washington women also registered victories in the third varsity eight, the novice eight, the second novice eight and the novice four events.

The Husky men travel to Lake Mendota in Madison next weekend for their annual dual regatta with Wisconsin while the UW women take next weekend off.

Washington-Washington State Dual Regatta
Saturday, April 12, 2003
Wawawai Landing; Pullman, Wash.
(all races were 2,000 meters)


Varsity Eight
1, UW 7:11.6. 2, WSU 7:17.8.

Junior Varsity Eight
1, WSU 7:18.3. 2, UW 7:24.5.

Third Varsity Eight
1, UW 7:57.14. 2, WSU 8:11.97.

Novice Eight
1, UW 7:49.5. 2, WSU 7:53.3.

Second Novice Eight
1, UW 8:15.54. 2, WSU 8:28.95.

Varsity Four
1, WSU 'A' 8:54.37. 2, UW 'A' 8:55.68. 3, UW 'B' 8:56.51. 4, WSU 'B' 9:14.89.

Novice Four
1, UW 8:52.74. 2, WSU 'A' 9:22.18. 3, WSU 'B' 10:41.27.


Varsity Eight
1, UW 6:55.26. 2, WSU 7:19.74.

Junior Varsity Eight
1, UW 'A' 6:41.60. 2, UW 'B' 6:53.21. 3, WSU 7:41.56.

Varsity Four
1, UW 7:24.97. 2, WSU 8:01.31.

Second Varsity Four
1, UW 7:28.73. 2, WSU 'B' 8:09.91. 3, WSU 'A' 8:40.57.

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