Oct. 19, 2008
BOSTON - Washington's men's crew emerged victorious from the waters of the Charles River, winning the Championship Eights title at the 44th Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday.
The Huskies defeated a field of 37 boats, including crews from all eight Ivy League schools, Wisconsin, Pac-10 rival Cal, and crews from France, the Netherlands, England, Spain and Turkey. Washington completed the cross-town course from Boston through Cambridge and into Allston in 14:28.087. At the first checkpoint, Washington was in second place to Pole France aviron Nancy, who clocked in seven-tenths of a second faster than the Huskies. By the second time-check at the Weld Boathouse, the crews were nearly lined up with one another, with the French holding a small, .093-second advantage. At the third marker in Cambridge, Washington had taken the lead, clocking in over a second faster than the French boat. Washington crossed the finish line over two seconds ahead of Pole France aviron Nancy, which recorded a time of 14:30.479. California came in third at 14:33.516 and Northeastern finished fourth in 14:42.169.
Washington's women's eight finished sixth in its Championship Eight, second among NCAA teams, pulling across the line in 16:39.641. The women faced a field of 38 teams, including the national teams of both the U.S. and Canada and seven Ivy League schools. The Huskies were in ninth place after the first checkpoint , but improved their position to eighth by the second. At the Cambridge checkpoint, the Huskies were in sixth place, behind only the Canadian national team, ASR Nereus of the Netherlands, Yale, the University of London/Tyrian Boat Club and the U.S. national team. Crossing into Allston, the Huskies maintained their position, with the Canadian team taking the top spot with a time of 16:02.507. ASR Nereus finished second in 16:14.964, followed by Yale and the University of London.
The Huskies will next compete at the Head of the Lake on Nov. 9 on Montlake Cut to wrap up their fall season. For the complete schedule, log on to GoHuskies.com.
Men's Championship Eight Results (Top 10 Finishes)
1. Washington, 14:28.087
2. Pole France aviron Nancy, 14:30.479
3. California, 14:33.516
4. Northeastern, 14:42.169
5. Molesey Boat Club, 14:45.512
6. Navy, 14:53.967
7. Brown, 14:56.792
8. Brown, 14:57.130
9. Cornell, 14:58.575
10. Yale, 14:59.353
UW Lineup: Stroke- Nenad Bulicic, 7- Anthony Jacob, 6- Max Lang, 5- Roko Svast, 4- Blaise Didier, 3- Rob Gibson, 2- Will Crothers, Bow- Lowell Neal, cox- Katelin Snyder.
Women's Championship Eight Results (Top 10 Finishes)
1. London Training Center (Canadian national team), 16:02.507
2. ASR Nereus, 16:14.964
3. Yale, 16:25.331
4. University of London/Tyrian Boat Club, 16:28.914
5. USRowing Training Center (U.S. national team), 16:30.359
6. Washington, 16:39.641
7. Brown, 16:43.313
8. Princeton, 16:43.898
9. Radcliffe, 16:44.851
10. Stanford, 16:45.276
UW Lineup: Stroke- Kayleigh Mack, 7- Hanne Trafnick, 6- Kim Kennedy, 5- Erika Shaw, 4- Adrienne Martelli, 3- Erin Knox, 2- Rosie DeBoef, Bow- Samantha Smith, cox- Maggie Cheek.