NCAA rowing championships: All five schools advance to Sunday's finale

Washington Athletics


The Huskies will send three teams to the NCAA Rowing Championships finals on Sunday, as the Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, and Varsity 4+ all advanced. 

All three teams will compete in the Grand Finale of their respective divisions. 

The Second Varsity 8+ had the high finish of the day, coming in second behind Ohio State, with a time of 6:34.234. The other two teams finished third in their respective heats.



Like conference rival Washignton, USC failed to win a single heat Saturday -- but, also like them, they advanced to the Finals.

Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ all moved on, after notching second-place finishes in their races. Varsity 4+ had the closest finish, as the came just 2.5 seconds short of victory, with a time of 7:37.606.

All of the teams will be competing in the Petite Finale of their divisions.


Washington State

 Not to be outdone by their in-state rivals, the Cougars will also be in the finals on Sunday, as their Second Varsity 8+, Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ teams advanced.

Washignton State will compete in the Petite Finale in the Varsity 4+ and Varsity 8+. Second Varsity 8+ will be in the Grand Finale against Washignton and Cal, after a time of 6:36.842 helped them move on. 



 Stanford will also send three boats to the finale on Sunday, including Varsity 8+, who will compete in the Grand Finale. 

Joing them will be Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+, who will row in the Petite Finale. Varsity 8+, with a time of 6:33.827, will square off against Pac-12 foes California and Washington.



Rounding out the day for the Pac-12 was Cal, who continued to sizzle, as they send both Varsity 8+ and Second varsity 8+ to the Grand Finale on Sunday. The Varsity 4+ will compete in the Petite Finale.

Varsity 8+, with a time of 6:27.4, won their heat and look to be the clear favorite heading into Sunday's Championship round. 

Second varsity 8+, with a time of 6:38.7, came in third just behind Washignton. Varsity 4+, at 7:24.6, was just five seconds behind heat winner Yale.

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