Cougar Rowers Take Home Gold, Silver and Bronze at Canada Games

Aug. 20, 2009

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada - Four Washington State University women's rowers participated in the finals in two separate events Thursday at the Canada Games held at the Southwest River on Canada's Prince Edward Island, taking home a gold, two silvers and two bronzes.

Incoming transfer Lisa Roman (Langley) captured the gold for British Columbia in the women's pairs, as she matched up with Sarah Aylard for a time of 5:02.44.

Rising redshirt sophomore Sarah Powell (North Sannich), rising sophomore Katie Dick (Victoria) and Roman competed for British Columbia in the women's eight race. B.C. took home the silver with a time of 4:12.76, four seconds behind Ontario in first place. Incoming transfer Jessica Start (Saskatoon) represented her native Saskatchewan in the event, taking home the bronze with a third-place time of 4:15.45.

Dick and Powell faced Start again in the quadruple scull as B.C. once again took home the silver after being edged out by Ontario with a time of 4:28.70. Start's Saskatchewan team took the bronze with a time of 4:29.51.

Dick and Roman will be back in action Friday as they both will participate in the women's four at 12:10 p.m. PDT (4:10 p.m. ADT).

Finals - Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
Women's Eight (W8+)

1. Ontario, 4:08.72
2. British Columbia, 4:12.76
3. Saskatchewan, 4:15.45
4. Quebec, 4:16.88
5. Newfoundland and Labrador, 4:20.85
6. Alberta, 4:25.61
7. New Brunswick, 4:26.73
8. Manitoba, 4:30.13

Women's Quadruple Scull (W4x)
1. Ontario, 4:28.56
2. British Columbia, 4:28.70
3. Saskatchewan, 4:29.51
4. Manitoba, 4:32.41
5. Quebec, 4:32.41
6. Alberta, 4:51.20
7. Newfoundland and Labrador, NT

Women's Pairs (W2-)
1. British Columbia, 5:02.44
2. Saskatchewan, 5:04.53
3. Ontario, 5:12.22
4. Alberta, 5:14.88
5. Quebec, 5:17.22
6. Newfoundland and Labrador, 5:25.82

Finals - Friday, Aug. 20, 2009
Women's Four (W4-) - Friday, Aug. 21 - 12:10 p.m. PDT

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