Race Updates From Lake Natoma
GOLD RIVER, Calif. - There's a few handful of crews making their way back to the course on Lake Natoma for the final varsity eight race of the afternoon - the repechage. This will be an all-out, seven-team sprint to see which three teams will make the semifinals.
The seeding is done based on finish, so it encourages crews to race hard until the end. Otherwise you risk being seeded on the outside lane feeling the brunt of the crosswinds here in the Sacramento region.
The other two Husky crews are done racing for the day, having punched their tickets to the semifinals. The second varsity eight finished with a time of 6:40.53, which put them third in their heat. The varsity four had the best race of the afternoon for a Husky crew, dominating their heat for a wire-to-wire win, crossing the finish line with a time of 7:14.71.
The heat the varsity eight raced in had a definite Pac-10 feel to it. Not only did the Huskies lineup against Cal, but Washington State and USC were also in their heat as well. Washington held off the Cougars the entire length of the course, but were never able to pull out to more than a length's lead at any given point.
Times for the repechage this afternoon will be on Jamco and the team's official Twitter feed. GoHuskies will have a full recap afterwards as well.
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