PORTLAND, Ore. – The Washington State University women’s rowing team swept the competition in its second regatta of the weekend Sunday morning at the Portland Fall Classic on the Willamette River. The Cougars raced three varsity eights and two varsity fours.
“The varsity eight had a much better race today. There is still lots to work on, but much has improved,” head coach Jane LaRiviere said. “The second varsity eight was solid. The fours looked to be in complete control of their respective races as well. All in all, it was a productive race weekend."
In the first women’s race of the day, Washington State’s varsity eight took first and out-stroked University of Portland and Seattle University on the five-kilometer course. The varsity eight posted a time of 17:02.54. Portland finished in 17:41.30 and Seattle finished in 19:32.15.
The Cougars continued their wining trend in the junior varsity eight final. WSU launched two boats. The second varsity eight took the win with a time of 17:27.48. The Cougars finished ahead of Pac-12 competitor Oregon State (17:55.45). Washington State’s third varsity eight took third in the race (18:16.05).
In the varsity four final, WSU’s varsity four out-stroked nine boats for the win. The Cougars finished in 19:54.68. Oregon State took second and was nearly one minute behind WSU.
The second varsity four squared off against Oregon State in the junior varsity four final to conclude the morning. The Cougars finished in 20:30.71 followed by Oregon State (21:21.19).
The Cougars will next compete Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Head of the Lake hosted by University of Washington.
Women’s Collegiate Varsity 8+
Washington State Varsity 8+ 17:02.54
Portland Varsity 8+ 17:41.30
Seattle Varsity 8+ 19:32.15
Women’s Collegiate Junior Varsity 8+
Washington State Second Varsity 8+ 17:27.48
Oregon State Varsity 8+ 17:55.45
Washington State Third Varsity 8+ 18:16.05
Portland Second Varsity 8+ 18:27.91
Portland Third Varsity 8+ 19:59.37
Women’s Collegiate Varsity 4+
Washington State Varsity 4+ 19:54.68
Oregon State Varsity 4+ 20:43.26
Portland Varsity 4+ 20:48.82
Lewis and Clark Second Varsity 4+ 22:29.54
Puget Sound Varsity 4+ 22:31.20
Seattle Varsity 4+ 23:06.96
Lewis and Clark Varsity 4+ 23:08.69
Portland State Varsity 4+ 23:12.33
Willamette Varsity 4+ 23:21.26
Oregon Varsity 4+ 23:43.16
Women’s Collegiate Junior Varsity 4+
Washington State Second Varsity 4+ 20:30.71
Oregon State Second Varsity 4+ 21:21.19