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Women's Rowing Has Big First Day at Cougar Invite

Cougars defeat Stanford and UC Davis.

April 12, 1999

WAWAWAI LANDING, Wash. - The Washington State women's rowing team defeated Stanford in a varsity eight race and UC Davis in a novice eight race in the first day's action of the Cougar Invitational Regatta at the Cougars home course at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.

Because of gusty winds and whitecaps at the starting point Friday afternoon, the race course was shortened from 2,000 meters to 1,500 meters.

The final event of the day, the varsity four race between Stanford and WSU, was postponed until Saturday in hopes of better water conditions.

In varsity eight action, the 11th-ranked Cougars defeated Stanford by 11 seconds while UC Davis nipped Kansas State by just four seconds.

Racing continues in two sections Saturday beginning with two novice eight and two varsity eight races beginning at 8 a.m. Racing resumes in the afternoon at 4 p.m. with eight events scheduled through 5:30 p.m. The Saturday afternoon events are part of "The Day at the River" sponsored by the Cougar Athletics Marketing and Promotions Department: in addition to the rowing action on the river, spectators will be invited to enter land-based contests for prizes, and dinner will be available for purchase for $6 per person.

Cougar Invitational Regatta

Friday, April 9, 1999
Wawawai Landing, Snake River

Novice Eight (race times not available, split time used to determine placing)

Race 1
Stanford (0.00)
Kansas State (+2.94)
WSU 2nd N8 (+8.56)

Race 2
WSU 5:00.97
UC Davis 5:08.12

Junior Varsity Eight

Gonzaga 5:56
Kansas State 6:09

Varsity Eight

Race 1
UC Davis 5:54.44
Kansas State 5:58.0

Race 2
WSU 6:06
Stanford 6:17
WSU JV8 6:22

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