Washington Crew Wins Nine of 11 Races at Washington State Dual Regatta

April 7, 2007

Pullman, Wash. - Washington crews earned first-place honors in nine of 11 races Saturday at Wawawai Landing in the annual dual against Washington State. The men's crews swept their four races, while the women posted top finishes in five of their seven races. The Huskies swept the top-two finishes in three races. Early in the afternoon racing was postponed due to cross wind and crews fought the wind throughout competition.

The UW men had a strong day along the Snake River, scoring first-place finishes in all four of their races and sweeping the top two finishes in both the varsity four and the freshman eight. The varsity eight, the top-ranked men's boat in the nation, bested second-place WSU by nearly half a minute, completing the 2,000-meter course in just 6:19.5, the fastest time of the day and 26 seconds ahead of the Cougar eight.

The men also posted impressive victories in the varsity pair, rowing the course in 8:00.8 besting the WSU time of 8:51.9, and the varsity four, with the UW A boat finishing in 7:02.3 and the UW B boat completing the race in 7:16.2 to top the WSU time of 8:26.6.

The Husky women's varsity eight lost to the Cougars for the second time in program history, finishing less than five seconds behind the 19th-ranked WSU crew. The UW junior varsity also fell to the Cougars, finishing just more than four seconds behind their cross-state rivals.

The other two women's varsity races all resulted in UW victories, including the women's third varsity eight, which posted the two times. In the varsity four, the UW B boat edged out the top WSU entrant by just over a second, taking gold with a time of 8:05.83.

The three novice races all ended with Husky wins, with the novice eight scoring a 29-second win and the second novice eight posting a 12-second victory. In the novice four, the UW crews took first and third, but no times were available due to wind.

The Washington crews will be on the road again next Saturday and Sunday as the Huskies travel to Redwood Shores, Calif., for the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic.

Washington-Washington State Dual Regatta Results
Wawawai Landing/Pullman, Wash.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
2,000 meters
Crosswinds, moderately choppy

Men's Varsity 8+

1. UW A 6:19.5; 2. WSU 6:45.7; 3. UW B 6:52.5

Men's Varsity 4+
1. UW A 7:02.3; 2. UW B 7:16.2; 3. WSU 8:26.6

Men's Varsity 2+
1. UW 8:00.8; 2. WSU 8:51.9

Men's Freshmen 8+
1. UW A 6:23.9; 2. UW B 6:37.8; 3. WSU A 6:41.7; 4. WSU B 7:52

Women's Varsity 8+
1. WSU 6:47.47; 2. UW 6:52.08

Women's Second Varsity 8+
1. WSU 6:58.65; 2. UW 7:02.68

Women's Third Varsity 8+
1. UW B 7:33.94; 2. UW A 7:38.46; 3. WSU 7:49.93

Women's Varsity 4+
1. UW B 8:05.83; 2. WSU A 8:06.89; 3. UW A 8:11.28; 4. WSU B 8:30.19

Women's Novice 8+
1. UW 7:07.27; 2. WSU 7:36.78

Women's Second Novice 8+
1. UW 8:10.73; 2. WSU 8:22.92

Women's Novice 4+
(no times due to wind)
1. UW; 2. WSU; 3. UW B; 4. WSU B

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