June 1, 2003
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Washington State women's rowing team completed the NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Reservoir in 12th place, Sunday.
As a result of its fourth place effort in the Petite Final, the varsity four recorded a 10th place overall finish at the national championships.
The varsity four rowed a time of 7:43.04 to best Princeton (7:45.09) and Stanford (7:56.00) in the Petite. Brown captured the title clocking a time of 7:18.83 in the Grand Final.
The second varsity eight clocked a time of 6:43.58 to record a fifth place effort in its heat for an overall finish of 11th. Virginia captured the heat with a time of 6:38.28. Brown won the event with a time of 6:35.03 in the Grand Final.
"The varsity four did a great job today," WSU Coach Jane LaRiviere said. "I don't think they could have done any better. They rowed a great race.
"I feel the same way about the second varsity eight," LaRiviere added. "That was a very competitive race. There were not many seconds separating the field."
Propelled by a first place effort in the varsity eight Grand Final, Harvard won the team competition with 59 points, two points ahead of Brown. WSU finished the team competition with 10 points.
For complete results of the NCAA Championships go to the championships' official website at http://www.iuhoosiers.com/ncaa/rowing/index.html
Eagle Creek Reservoir
Day 3 of 3
All races 2,000m
Washington State Results
1. Washington 7:38.02, 2. Virginia 7:39.05, 3. Michigan State 7:40.01, 4. Washington State 7:43.04, Princeton, 7:45.09, 6. Stanford 7:56.00.
Second Varsity Eight
1. Virginia 6:38.28, 2. Yale 6:40.05, 3. Michigan 6:40.32, 4. Michigan State 6:40.92, Washington State 6:43.58, Stanford 6:45.60.