Oct. 25, 2003
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Washington varsity eights were convincing victors in the featured men's and women's races Saturday as the Huskies opened their 2003-04 rowing season at the 15th-annual Portland Loop competition on the Willamette River.
The event was a head race in which crews started at intervals from a single-file line beginning in Lake Oswego. The finish line was 7,000 meters (4.34 miles) away at Oaks Park in Portland.
The Huskies' entry in the men's Championship Eight event included five rowers from the varsity eight crew that won the 2003 Pac-10 championship and was the national runner-up at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships. Washington posted a winning time of 22-minutes, 49.22-seconds Saturday to finish 39 seconds ahead Oregon State's runner-up mark of 23:28.50. The Beavers were ninth-place finishers in the 2003 IRA varsity eight race.
The Washington women's varsity eight produced a 68-second margin of victory in the Championship Eight race, registering a time of 25:29.74. Oregon State finished with a second-place mark of 26:38.30. The top UW women's crew included two members of last year's varsity eight that finished fourth at the NCAA Championships.
The Husky women's junior varsity posted the most decisive victory of the day, winning the Collegiate Eight event by 1:42. Washington's first-place time was 25:51.30, followed by Oregon State in second at 27:33.48 and Portland third at 28:18.01.
Washington concludes its fall season on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Head of the Lake Regatta. The head races begin at 8 a.m. on a course that starts in Lake Union, travels through the Montlake Cut and finishes in Lake Washington.
Portland Loop Regatta Results
Willamette River; Portland, Ore.
Oct. 25, 2003
Men's Championship Eight
1, Washington, 22:49.22. 2, Oregon State, 23:28.50.
Washington Lineup: cox-Chris O'Brien, stroke-Ian Sawyer, 7-Kyle Larson, 6-Marko Petrovic, 5-Brett Newlin, 4-Sam Burns, 3-Dusan Nikolic, 2-Scott Gault, bow-Andy Derrick.
Women's Championship Eight
1, Washington, 25:29.74. 2, Oregon State, 26:38.30.
Washington Lineup: cox-Megan Mach, stroke-Mary Reeves, 7-Alina Tabacaru, 6-Allison DePalma, 5-Sanda Hangan, 4-Amanda Jensen, 3-Yvonneke Stenken, 2-Marah Connole, bow-Erin Lee.
Women's Collegiate Eight
1, Washington, 25:51.30. 2, Oregon State, 27:33.48. 3, Portland "A", 28:18.01. 4, Portland "B", 37:35.22.
Washington Lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Janelle Dubbins, 7-Michael Kohan, 6-Signe Johannes, 5-Gemma Edward-Aron, 4-Nicole Mazikowski, 3-Sarah Hubbard, 2-Eva Hershaw, bow-Olivia Morrow.