Beaver Men's V8 Finishes Second In Race On Charles River In Boston
April 21, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. - The 18th-ranked Oregon State men's varsity eight made its longest trip of the season and came home with a second-place finish in a race against No. 10 Northeastern and Holy Cross on the Charles River in Boston, Mass. on Saturday morning.
The Beavers' crew of Dan Thompson (coxswain), Ross Ellingwood, Daniel Werner, Clayton Ward, Wyatt Worrel, Jorgen Anderson, Bryce Fransen, Ty Louis and Chris Nofziger finished the course in 6:25.7. Northeastern won the event with a time of 6:11.9 and Holy Cross rounded out the group in third place after crossing the line in 6:26.1.
"We did not measure up today to the pressure and intensity set by Northeastern," Oregon State head coach Steve Todd said. "The guys were rattled from a poor start and didn't settle into the race very well."
Fighting a cross headwind that seemed to pick up in intensity through the middle of the race, OSU found itself down immediately after a poorly executed start and had to claw its way back into contention, eventually topping Holy Cross by about one seat. Northeastern jumped off from the get-go and took home the big open water win.
"If there was a good point it was that the team did not back down as it came time to sprint," Todd said. "They moved into second with only a few meters to spare."
The Beavers will be on the water only once more before the Pac-12 Championships, competing in the Windermere Cup in Seattle, Wash. on May 5.
1. Northeastern - 6:11.9
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