May 2, 2009
LOWELL, Ore. - The Washington State University women's rowing team dropped three of four races against conference-foe Oregon State, Saturday at Dexter Lake in the Cougars' final tune-up before the Pacific-10 Conference Championships.
The WSU second varsity eight crew continued its success as it defeated Oregon State Saturday with a time of 6:37.90, nearly six seconds ahead of the Beavers with a time of 6:43.61.
The 15th-ranked Cougar varsity eight fell to the No. 12 Beavers for the second time this season. WSU clocked a time of 6:34.86, just under three second behind OSU with a time of 6:31.95.
"We didn't have enough to beat Oregon State in the varsity eight, but it was a good race," WSU head coach Jane LaRiviere said.
In the varsity four race, Oregon State's `A' crew placed first by nearly 10 seconds with a mark of 7:27.29. The OSU `B' boat placed second with a time of 7:36.45, followed closely by the WSU `A' crew in third with a time of 7:37.19 and the WSU `B' in fourth (7:43.55).
The Cougar novice eight `A' boat came in second just four seconds behind the Beavers with a time of 7:01.90, followed by the `B' crew with a mark of 7:26.87.
WSU takes next week off for graduation before returning to the water for the Pac-10 Championships at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif., May 16-17.
Check out the Cougar rowing blog, Tales from the Snake, this week for senior Amy Brevick's take on the regatta against Oregon State.
Washington State at Oregon State
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Dexter Lake
1. OSU - 6:31.95
2. WSU - 6:34.86
Second Varsity 8+
1. WSU - 6:37.90
2. OSU - 6:43.61
1. OSU `A' - 7:27.49
2. OSU `B' - 7:36.45
3. WSU `A' - 7:3719
4. WSU `B' - 7:43.55
5. OSU `C' - 8:05.38
1. OSU - 6:57.77
2. WSU `A' - 7:01.90
3. WSU `B' - 7:26.87