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Rowing has a Strong Final Day at the Pac-12 Invitational

Apr 11, 2021

HENDERSON, Nev. – The No. 19-ranked Washington State rowing team collected a pair of first-place finishes to highlight the final day of the Pac-12 Invitational at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, April, 11.

The No. 19-ranked Cougs concluded the two-day regatta by taking second to No. 1-ranked Washington in both the varsity four and first varsity eight races. Washington State also took third in the second varsity eight race to round out its weekend stay at Lake Las Vegas.

"I want to thank Jim Anderson and the staff at the Las Vegas Rowing Club for putting on an outstanding event," said Washington State head coach Jane LaRiviere. "All of our boats raced well today. We reacted and responded the way we needed to. The V8 boats put together a complete race for us for the first time this season and we needed it. We closed the gaps on the Huskies and the Beavers pushed us all the way down the course today. Our freshmen coxes are on a steep learning curve, and their collective improvement from each race has been fun to watch. It not going to get easier from here. We have the Big Ten Invitational next week and we have to put the pedal to the metal and keep the fun-meter in the green zone."

The Cougars opened the day with a second-place finish in the varsity four race. WSU clocked in a 7:17.08, finishing +5.3 seconds ahead of No. 20 Oregon State and +17.0 seconds in front of San Diego. Washington won the varsity four race with a time of 7:04.24.

WSU also took second place in the first varsity 8 race at the Pac-12 Invitational, as the No. 19-ranked Cougs finished in front of the Beavers and Toreros with a time of 6:31.60. Washington State held a +2.21-time margin over OSU, while finishing +19.6 seconds ahead of USD. The Huskies also captured first in the first varsity 8 race with a time of 6:22.80.

The Cougs finished third to both Washington and Oregon State in the second varsity race. Washington State completed the course in 6:41.90, finishing +8.1 seconds in front of San Diego.

No. 19 Washington State will be back in action next weekend, as the Cougars make a cross-country flight to Bethel, Ohio to participate in the Big Ten Invitational.  The two-day regatta gets underway Saturday, April 17, at Harsha Lake and runs through Sunday, April 18.

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Pac-12 Invitational Day Two Results

Varsity 4+ Race
1) No. 1 Washington - 7:04.24
2) No. 19 Washington State - 7:17.08 (Molly Miller, Isabella Cristelli, Jensyn Smith, Maddy Pollard; coxswain: Makenna Price)
3) No. 20 Oregon State - 7:20.03
4) San Diego - 7:34.08

Second Varsity 8+ Race
1) No. 1 Washington - 6:24.34
2) No. 20 Oregon State - 6:37.45
3) No. 19 Washington State - 6:39.18 (Cate Field, Laurita Nemeraviciute, Madeleine Bingham, Ilaria Macchi, Sue Yu, Hana Anderson, Cierra Bird, Grace Trujillo; coxswain: Paloma Probart)
4) Southern Cal - 6:40.07

First Varsity 8+ Race
1) No. 1 Washington - 6:22.80
2) No. 19 Washington State - 6:31.60 (Renee Kemp, Emma Barrett, Abigail Linnenkohl, Lucy Climer-Kennedy, Kateryna Maistrenko, Caitlin Donaldson, Jessica Norris, Samantha Schmidt; coxswain: Ainsley Tiernan)
3) No. 20 Oregon State - 6:33.81
4) San Diego - 6:50.66