Nov. 11, 2007
The Washington State University varsity and second varsity placed first in races Sunday at the Head of the Lake in Seattle despite poor weather conditions that shortened the event.
The varsity eight outstroked the second place University of Victoria boat by two seconds and finished 14 seconds ahead of third place Gonzaga. The Cougars also finished ahead of Pacific-10 rival Oregon State. The Beavers finished fourth and 16 seconds behind the Cougars.
The second varsity eight placed first out of three competitors in the Collegiate JV 8+ completing the course in a time of 7:09.04. WSU finished ahead of Gonzaga and Oregon State for the win.
The third varsity eight placed second in the Women's Collegiate 8+ 3V, a less than two seconds behind Gonzaga.
"Given the circumstances our team handled themselves very well," head coach Jane LaRiviere said. "It was nice to get the win, but we can't draw any conclusions because of the extreme conditions of the race."
Pac-10 rival Washington was also at the regatta but did not compete in any races due to foul weather.
The Head of the Lake marked the final regatta in the Cougar's fall season. WSU will begin winter camp in December.
Head of the Lake Seattle, Wash. Sunday November 11, 2007
Varsity Eight: 1. WSU, 7:02.72; 2. University of Victoria, 7:04.02; 3. Gonzaga, 7:16.40; 4. Oregon State, 7:18.77; 5. California State Sacramento, 7:19.18; 6. Lake Washington Rowing, 7:37.60; 7. Portland State, 8.07.40; 8. Puget Sound, 8:52.32.
Second Varsity Eight: 1. WSU, 7:09.04; 2. Gonzaga, 7:15.68; 3. Oregon State, 7:37.21.
Third Varsity Eight: 1. Gonzaga, 7:24.97; 2. WSU, 7:26.08; 3. University of Victoria, 7:32.85; 4. University of California Santa Barbara, 7:37.04; 5. Gonzaga, 8:04.44; 6. Vancouver Rowing Club, 8:17.41; 7. University of Portland Crew, 8:20.63.