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Varsity Eight, Four Clinch Top Spots at Portland Fall Classic
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/30/2011
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Oct. 30, 2011

VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Washington State University varsity women's rowing team launched two varsity eights and two varsity fours at the Portland Fall Classic Sunday morning. The Cougars garnered the top spots in both of their respective classes (women's eights and women's fours) en route to posting the top times of the day.

WSU posted the fastest women's time of the day with their varsity eight, which completed the course in a time of 18:03.78. The varsity eight also beat their first Pac-12 opponent of the 2011-12 season, as Oregon State University posted a time of 18:11.04. Also competing in the varsity eight class were Gonzaga University, University of Portland, Willamette University, Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, and Seattle University.

Later in the day, WSU's second and third varsity eights faired well in the JV eights class with times of 18:19.94 and 19:32.29, respectively. The second varsity eight captured the top time of the JV class, as it defeated Pac-12 opponent Oregon State by over 40 seconds and defeated Gonzaga for the third time this season.

The Cougars also launched two varsity fours at the Portland Fall Classic. The varsity four clocked the top time of their class (women's fours) with a time of 21:12.89. WSU's second varsity four was shortly behind in a time of 21:31.82, the second fastest time of the class. Both varsity fours out-stroked fellow college teams Gonzaga, University of Oregon, and Lewis and Clark.

The women's rowing team will close out their fall season in Seattle at the Head of the Lake Sunday, Nov. 6 against rival Washington.

Women's Collegiate Varsity 8+
1. Washington State, 18:03.78
2. Oregon State, 18:11.04
3. Gonzaga, 19:14.36
4. Portland, 19:50.88
5. Willamette, 20:00.43
6. Lewis & Clark, 20:52.61
7. Seattle, 21:26.23

Women's Collegiate JV 8+
1. Washington State A, 18:19.94
2. Oregon State, 19:00.85
3. Washington State B, 19:32.29
4. Gonzaga A, 20:03.12
5. Gonzaga B, 20:13.14
6. Lewis & Clark, 21:41.57
7. Portland, 22:31.78
8. Portland State, 24:09.85

Women's Collegiate Varsity 4+
1. Washington State, 21:12.89
2. Gonzaga, 21:33.68
3. Lewis & Clark A, 22:28.45
4. Lewis & Clark B, 23:31.19

Women's Collegiate JV 4+
1. Washington State, 21:31.82
2. Gonzaga, 22:27.44
3. Oregon, 24:12.42

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