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WSU Novice Squad Hosts Gonzaga
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/29/1999
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Oct. 29, 1999

THIS WEEK: Gonzaga at Head of the Snake, (Novice only)
SITE:
Wawawai Landing, Snake River
DATE:
Saturday, October 30, 1999 START TIME: 9 a.m.
Next Competition:

Varsity First and Second Eight at Head of the George, Elk Lake, Victoria B.C., Saturday, Nov. 6
Portland LO/OP, Lake Oswego, Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 7

COUGS RACE AT HOME COURSE: This Saturday finds the WSU women's novice eight squads challenging Gonzaga at the Cougs' home course at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River...unlike typical fall racing where the head race staggers boats by 15 second intervals at the start, this race will start the four boats lined across together to promote a sense of spring racing...weather permitting, the race will start three miles above the boathouse with teams finishing at the boathouse...spectators can catch the action by following the racers along a road stretching the length of the course to the finish line or by view from the boathouse where they will be able to see the last 1,000-meters of the race.

DIRECTIONS TO WAWAWAI LANDING: From Highway 195 (north or south), turn west on Wawawai Road at the blinking yellow light...travel on Wawawai Road for 10 miles?the road will end at a stop sign, turn right and drive down into the canyon six miles?at the bottom of the canyon, go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks?the boathouse is a cinderblock building on the right?park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.

OCT. 30 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

START TIME   EVENT           TEAM     TEAM      TEAM     TEAM
8:30 a.m.   Launch 
warm-up            
9:00 a.m.   Novice Eight     WSU 1N8  WSU 2N8   GU 1N8   GU 2N8
BREAK               
10:00 a.m.  Novice Eight     WSU 3N8  WSU 4N8   GU 3N8  

COUGAR WOMEN'S ROWING COACHES: Varsity coach Tammy Crawford returns for her tenth season as the head coach of the Washington State women's rowing team and 14th season of collegiate coaching?Jodi Winchell, novice coach, begins her eighth year as a coach with the first-year rowers at WSU?the duo has spent 11 years coaching together. Michele Kistler, a four-year letterwinner with the Cougar rowers, is enjoying her second year with the staff as an assistant coach.

FALL RACING: The fall rowing season reprensents a different perspective of racing than that of the heavier promoted spring "Conference" season. Fall races average over three miles in length, modeling endurance as a key component of team victory. Boats are also staggered at the start, making it difficult to pinpoint the true winner as they reach the finish line. "It's not quite the same excitement as a 2,000 meter, line 'em up straight across from each other and watch them race, event...but we'd love the support if people want to come check it out," said head coach Tammy Crawford.

LAST WEEK: The Washington State women's varsity eight successfully defended its title against Gonzaga at the Head of Spokane rowing regatta on the Spokane River...the Cougs were first to finish the 5,000-meter course in 17:35, ahead of Gonzaga, which crossed the finish line at an even 18:00 and WSU-2 at 18:11...WSU carried the momentum, winning both division novice eight races, WSU-A 19:20, Gonzaga 19:49, WSU-B 20:10 (Division I) and WSU-C 21:05, WSU-D 21:09, Gonzaga-B 21:14, and Gonzaga-C 25:46 (Division II)...both Cougar boats were also victorious in the varsity four race with WSU finishing first and second in times of 19:44 and 20:26, and North Idaho College last at 22:43...the day's competition began a successful start to the Cougs' fall rowing season.

BOAT LINE-UPS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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