UW Crews Finish One-Two in Featured Races

Nov. 5, 2005

PORTLAND, Ore. - Washington crews finished one-two in the men's and women's featured races Saturday as the Huskies opened their 2005-06 rowing season at the 17th-annual Portland Loop Regatta on the Willamette River.

The head races were contested on a 7,000-meter stretch of the river from Lake Oswego Pointe to Oaks Park. Teams started from a single-file line at set intervals in a time-trail format.

The two UW women's boats finished nearly two minutes ahead of third-place Oregon State and over six minutes ahead of the rest of the field.

The Huskies top women's eight-oared crew covered the course in 22-minutes, 25.14-seconds to capture the Collegiate Eights championship. UW's second boat trailed the winner by 29 seconds with a runner-up time of 22:54.78. The Beavers placed third in 24:52.42 followed by Portland's 'A' (29:25.24) and 'B' (29:26.92) entries and a Portland State crew (34:20.73).

The UW men's varsity won its Championship Eight competition, outracing a second Husky entry and six other boats. The Huskies top crew registered a winning time of 20:05.03 and their second boat was second in 20:49.83. Those two left the rest of the field nearly one minute back in their wake.Washington State placed third in 21:47.04 followed by Oregon State 'A' (22:34.55), OSU 'B' (22:40.70), Portland State (25:58.57) and Portland (27:03.43).

The entire Husky fleet is in action racing pairs Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Head of the Lake Regatta that runs from Lake Union eastbound into Lake Washington. That is the final competition of the fall racing season.

Portland Loop Regatta Results
Saturday, November 5, 2005
Willamette River; Portland, Ore.
(all races were 7,000 meters)

Women's Collegiate Eight -- 1, Washington 'A' 22:25.14. 2, Washington 'B' 22:54.78. 3, Oregon State 24:52.42. 4, Portland 'A' 29:25.24. 5, Portland 'B' 29:26.92. 6, Portland State 34:20.73.
UW 'A' Lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Allison DePalma, 7-Cara Troelstra, 6-Kim Armstrong, 5-Sarah Hubbard, 4-Andrea Sooter, 3-Megan Kalmoe, 2-Kara Farquharson, bow-Courtney Plitt.
UW 'B' Lineup: cox-Alysha Koorji, stroke-Oliva Morrow, 7-Marah Connole, 6-Liz Simenstad, 5-Karen Magnuson, 4-Ashley Jones, 3-Jamie Unwin, 2-Taryn Langlois, bow-Erin Lee.

Men's Collegiate Eight --1, Washington 'A' 20:05.03. 2, Washington 'B' 20:49.83. 3, Washington State 21:47.04. 4, Oregon State 'A' 22:34.55. 5, Oregon State 'B' 22:40.70. 6, Portland State 25:58.57. 7, Portland 24:24.02.
UW 'A' Lineup: cox-Adrian Andrews, stroke-Kiel Petersen, 7-Rob Gibson, 6-Ante Kusurin, 5-Colin Phillips, 4-Adam Van Winkle, 3-Aljosa Corovic, 2-Tyler Smith, bow-Craig Tyler.
UW 'B' Lineup: cox-Mary Katherine Langlais, stroke-Drew Fowler, 7-Dustin Kraus, 6-Toby Dankbaar, 5-Steve Full, 4-David Edward-Aron, 3-Derek DeVries, 2-Jon Engel, bow-Joe DeVleming.

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