Beaver Rowers to Take on Cougars on Home Course

March 23, 2005

Oregon State's women's rowing team kicks off its NCAA and Pac-10 spring schedule at 8:30 Saturday morning, March 26 at Dexter Reservoir near Eugene.

The dual race against Washington State comes at the end of this week's intense training camp during the OSU spring break.

'This week of two-a-day practices has given us the opportunity to get in a lot of mileage and make good technical progress,' said Head Coach Charlie Owen. 'We're looking forward to seeing the team put those improvements to the test against WSU.'

The Dexter race course offers spectators a good view of the racing action, when crews pass by the boat launch and viewing area in the last 500 meters of the race.

The Beavers began the spring season three weeks ago, posting wins over the University of Victoria in the 1st Varsity 8 and 1st Freshman 8; the JV 8 finished second to UVic, just one second behind the Vikings.

The team next travels to the San Diego Crew Classic April 2-3. At San Diego, Oregon State will race against competitors from around the country, including WSU, UCLA, USC, Cal-Berkeley, Tennessee, Stanford, Notre Dame and Texas.

Saturday's racing schedule:
8:30 a.m. Varsity Four
8:45 a.m. 2nd Novice Eight
9:00 a.m. 1st Novice Eight
9:15 a.m. 1st Varsity Eight
9:30 a.m. 2nd Varsity Eight
9:45 a.m. Novice Four

Directions to Dexter Reservoir:- From I-5, take Hwy. 58 (exit 188A) east, 13 miles to Dexter Lake.
- Turn left at the white covered bridge, to Lowell. (This is about 15-20 minutes into Hwy. 58, after you've started to pass the Reservoir on your left.)
- Turn left at Boundary Rd. (becomes Pengra Rd.), 0.8 miles to Lowell Park.
- Turn left into the park.

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