May 5, 2001
SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington State University's women's rowing varsity four boat and second varsity eight squad finished in the top three of their races Saturday in the Windermere Opening Day Invitational at Montlake Cut in Seattle.
The second varsity eight captured second place in the Women's Windermere Cascade Cup with a time of 6:33.82, behind University of Washington's 6:29.59. In the varsity four contest, WSU fought to a third place finish by rowing a time of 7:28.57.
"We improved the speed of each of our boats and really look forward to the Pac-10 Championships," said head coach Tammy Crawford. "Our boats are excited about next weekend and we would like to thank all of the alumni support that came out to cheer for us today."
WSU's No. 20 ranked varsity eight squad and the novice team received the week off in preparation for the Cougars next competition at the Pacific-10 Championships Sunday, May 13 at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
WSU at Windermere Opening Day Regatta
All races 2000m
Varsity Four - SDSU 7:25.83, UW (A) 7:26.65, WSU 7:28.57, SPU 7:36.81, UW (B) 7:37.96
Second Varsity Eight - UW 6:29.59, WSU 6:33.82, U. of Victoria 6:37.72, WWU 6:42.77, PLU 7:21.77