March 26, 2001
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - - The first regatta of the spring season ended with the Washington State women's rowing team capturing its fourth consecutive Fawley Cup.
The top race of the day featured WSU's varsity eight and second varsity eight versus the varsity eight of Gonzaga. WSU's varsity boat finished first, but a protest was filed on the results of the other two. The winner of the second eight of WSU, and the varsity eight of Gonzaga would qualify for the Opening Day Regatta May 5, hosted by the University of Washington.
"The varsity boat clearly finished first in the race," said WSU head coach Tammy Crawford. "The coxswain for our second boat noticed possible impedement by the Gonzaga boat, so they will re-race Tuesday, April 3, on the Snake River."
WSU lost in the varsity four and novice eight races to Gonzaga, but was victorious when the novice boats rowed in the second eight and third eight.
Fawley Cup Women's Rowing Results
Silver Lake - Medical Lake, Wash.
All Races 2000m
Varsity Eight - TBA based on results of re-race April 3
Second Eight - WSU Novice 7:46.3, GU JV 8:03.7
Third Eight - WSU Second Novice 8:02.1, GU Third Varsity 8:09.8.
Varsity Four - GU 8:30.53, WSU 8:51.03, WSU 9:03.87
Novice Eight - GU 7:57.97, WSU 8:09.39