March 23, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash - The Washington State University women's rowing team opened the spring season with a victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Fawley Cup Regatta at Wawawai Landing along the Snake River, Saturday.
In the varsity eight race, WSU clocked a time of 6:48.8, besting Gonzaga's 7:05.3. In the second varsity eight event, the Cougars rowed a time of 6:49.3 while Gonzaga finished with a time of 7:20.5. The third varsity eight race was closer but once again WSU prevailed, turning in a time of 7:15.2 to the Bulldogs' 7:20.9. In the varsity four race, the Cougars turned in a time of 8:51.5 to Gonzaga's 8:58.4.
WSU avenged a defeat to the Bulldogs during the 2001 fall season with a victory in the novice eight competition as the Cougars rowed to a time of 7:28.2 to the Bulldogs' 7:42.9. In the second novice eight race, WSU clocked a 7:40.2 to Gonzaga's 8:09.0.
"It was a solid day of racing for us," said WSU Head Coach Tammy Crawford. "It came after a hard week of intense training. Overall, I am really proud of the team."
The Cougars return to Wawawai Landing next week for the Winchell Cup against Oregon State, Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m.
Wawawai Landing, Snake River
All races 2000m
Varsity Eight: WSU 6:48.8, Gonzaga 7:05.3
Second Varsity Eight: WSU 6:49.3, Gonzaga 7:20.5
Third Varsity Eight: WSU 7:15.2, Gonzaga 7:20.9
Varsity Four: WSU 8:51.5, Gonzaga 8:58.4
Novice Eight: WSU 7:28.2, Gonzaga 7:42.9
Second Novice Eight: WSU 7:40.2, Gonzaga 8:09.0
Varsity Eight: Gonzaga 6:13.5, WSU 6:21.4
Second Varsity Eight: Gonzaga 6:27.6, WSU 7:01.4
Varsity Four: Gonzaga 7:32.5, WSU 7:53.8
Novice Eight: Gonzaga 6:56.7, WSU 7:15.6
Novice Four: Gonzaga 7:55.1, WSU 8:04.1