Seven UW Crews Win at Head of the Lake Regatta

Nov. 9, 2003

SEATTLE - University of Washington crews won seven of the eight events they entered Sunday, including the featured men's race at the annual Head of the Lake Regatta on Lake Washington.

The Huskies captured the men's open title as the varsity eight completed the 4,800-meter course in 15-minutes, 23.15-seconds. The University of Victoria was a distant second, finishing 35 seconds back with a time of 15:58.26.

Michigan State won the women's main event, beating runner-up Victoria by three seconds in the open eights with a time of 17:18.77. Virginia clocked a third-place time of 17:26.57 and Stanford followed in fourth at 17:29.73. Washington's varsity eight finished in fifth place with a time of 17:30.50.

Husky crews were victorious in both junior varsity eight events. The women finished in 17:43.09 with a convincing victory over competitors from Victoria, Oregon State and Washington Sate.

Washington's junior varsity men covered the course in 15:43.91 to defeat crews from Victoria and Oregon State. The Husky 'B' team finished fourth in 16:33.68.

The four other winning Washington boats included the women's third varsity eight (18:43.61), the women's open four (19:57.69), the men's third varsity eight (16:01.95) and the men's open four (17:42.86).

The Head of the Lake competition featured several collegiate competitors from throughout the Northwest along with crews from Michigan State, Stanford and Virginia. The regatta also showcased numerous junior and masters rowers on its 50-race slate.

The format was for 'head' races in which boats started from a single-file line at 15-second intervals with the winners determined by time. The course began in the north end of Lake Union, continued through Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut and finished in Union Bay near Washington's Conibear Shellhouse.

Sunday's regatta completed the brief fall racing season for Washington. The Huskies open the spring schedule on March 27 with the annual Class Day Regatta.

Lake Washington; Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 9, 2003

Men's Open Eight
1, Washington (cox: Chris O'Brien, Ian Sawyer, Kyle Larson, Sam Burns, Brett Newlin, Scott Gault, Andy Derrick, Nick Hudson, Evan Galloway), 15:23.15. 2, Victoria, 15:58.26, 3, Oregon State, 16:00.26.

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
1, Washington 'A' (cox: Adrian Andrews, Martin Rogulia, Marko Petrovic, Matt Kopicky, Ben Fletcher, John Kenfield, Adam Van Winkle, Scott Schmidt, Seth Berling), 15:43.91. 2, Victoria, 16:04.64. 3, Oregon State, 16:27.33. 4, Washington 'B', 16:33.68.

Men's Third Varsity Eight
1, Washington 'A' (cox: Greg King, Trevor Connell, Craig Tyler, Kiel Petersen, John Heylin, Jake Pettie, Will Osborn, Tyler Smith, Rich Tarbill), 16:01.95. 2, Washington 'B', 17:09.16. 3, Victoria, 17:09.9.

Men's Open Four
1, Washington 'A' (cox: Stephen Hertzfeld, Colin Phillips, Brodie Buckland, Matt Semritc, Dan McKeegan), 17:42.86. 2, Washington 'B' (cox: Will Miller, Michael Quann, Nic Wolfe, Rhyne Dangenis, Tom Schlenker), 18:23.26. 3, Western Washington, 18:24.42.

Women's Open Eight
1, Michigan State, 17:18.77. 2, Victoria, 17:21.28. 3, Virginia, 17:26.57. 4, Stanford, 17.29.73. 5, Washington (cox: Megan Mach, Amanda Jensen, Alina Tabacaru, Mary Reeves, Yvonneke Stenken, Allison DePalma, Michael Kohan, Janelle Dubbins, Olivia Morrow), 17:30.50.

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
1, Washington (cox: Dana Ryan, Sanda Hangan, Nicole Mazikowski, Sarah Hubbard, Signe Johannes, Gemma Edward-Aron, Marah Connole, Erin Lee, Eva Hershaw), 17:43.09. 2, Victoria, 18:03.27. 3, Oregon State, 18:09.26.

Women's Third Varsity Eight
1, Washington (cox: Queena Cheung, Kim Matz, Miranda Drost, Katie Anderson, Katie Hodapp, Katie Gardner, Annie Anderson, Jenna Brannen, Stevie Wallis), 18:43.61. 2, Pocock Rowing Center, 18:49.11. 3, Victoria, 19:00.24.

Women's Open Four
1, Washington 'A' (cox: Eva Anderson, Megan Kalmoe, Keegan Ryan, Analena Shepherd, Caitlin Davis), 19:57.69. 2, Washington 'B' (cox: Katie Peyer, Adrienne Daigle, Simcha Weed, Katherine Ramos, Alaina Garrie), 20:08.67. 3, Simon Fraser, 20:26.88.

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