Husky Crews Down Oregon State
May 9, 1998
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington men's and women's crews won eight of nine races in a dual regatta with Oregon State on Lake Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Saturday morning. OSU's varsity men handed the UW junior varsity crew the lone loss of the day.
In the women's varsity race, Washington was ahead by about a boat length with 500-meters to go when the Beaver crew steered into a buoy. The OSU crew was forced to stop, re-adjust and then resume rowing. UW went on to win in a time of 6 minutes, 47.6 seconds and OSU crossed the line in 7:13.5.
"Oregon State was rowing really, really well," said UW womens coach Jan Harville. "They were rowing an outstanding race. We looked alright but OSU was aggressive. We would move out and then sit, move out and then sit. They stayed with us the whole time, until they ran into trouble."
The OSU men's varsity eight crew captured OSUs sole victory in a time of 6:06.1, ahead of the Husky junior varsity crew at 6:08.3. The UW varsity men did not race in the dual regatta.
Washington opened the day by sweeping the top three spots in the women's varsity four as three Husky crews crossed ahead of all three OSU crews. The winning boat crossed in 7:28.5 while OSUs first boat crossed at 7:46.3.
The Huskies will next race at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, May 17 on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif.
Collegiate Rowing Washington vs. Oregon State Vancouver Lake Vancouver, Wash.