April 16, 2000
SEATTLE - For the third straight week, the Montlake Cut has not been accommodating to Cougar rowers as No. 14 WSU lost Sunday to No. 10 Wisconsin in Seattle. The competition marked the first time the two schools ever met in direct crew vs. crew competition.
In a race that featured only varsity eight competition, Wisconsin finished 7.7 seconds ahead of WSU in 6 minutes, 39 seconds. The Cougars covered the 2,000 meter course in 6:46.7.
Wisconsin also out-performed WSU in preliminary races at the San Diego Crew Classic, where they placed sixth in the Jessop-Whittier Cup Grand Final. The Coug's eighth-fasted preliminary time was not fast enough to qualify for the Grand Final, yet they went on to place second in the Petite Final April 2.
Wisconsin stayed over to race WSU after losing to No. 1 Washington Saturday. The Huskies rowed their home course in a quick 6:35.7 to capture the win.
"When we raced Washington last week we found things we wanted to do change involving the effectiveness of our rowing," said head coach Tammy Crawford. "We worked on those things during the week and made improvements. We just plain need to row harder."
The Cougars hit the water this week to prepare for a first-ever trip east to Lansing, Michigan where they will take on No. 16 Michigan State and unrated Clemson, April 22. Racing is expected to start at 10 a.m.
Washington State vs. Wisconsin
Montlake Cut, Seattle
Sunday, April 16, 2000
Women's Rowing Results -
Varsity Eight- Wisconsin 6:39.0, Washington State 6:46.7