Women's Rowing Wins 2N8 At WSU In Final Regular Season Races
April 28, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Oregon State women's rowing team claimed one victory in five races against No. 16 Washington State at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River on Saturday, but made notable progress as it heads back to Corvallis to prepare for the Pac-12 Championships in two weeks.
The Beavers' second novice eight beat the Cougars by 26 seconds while their varsity eight only came up short of Washington State by only three seconds in what was the closest race of the day.
"We got a lot out of the races today in Pullman," Oregon State head coach Emily Ford said. "I think the team is making good progress and we're looking forward to some great racing at PAC 12's."
The 2N8's victory was never in doubt as the Beaver crew led from the start and had a very solid race. Washington State caught some crabs near the finish line, which cemented the result. OSU came across in 7:25.7 to Washington State's 7:46.8.
"The 2N had a great race today," Ford said. "They capped off their season with a bang and I was thrilled for them."
In the V8, Oregon State had a nice start, but struggled to press in the middle of the race. The Beavers led until about 750 meters remained before WSU pulled ahead for the narrow victory.
OSU came up short in the 2V8 as the crew lost most of its margin in the first 750 meters and couldn't mount a comeback. In the V4, Oregon State finished the course second in 7:57.58. The boat was solid in first 500 meters, struggled in the middle and then came on strong again in last 500, coming in seven seconds behind the Cougars.
The Beavers' 1N8 caught a boat stopping crab 400 meters in and they were unable to recover. At the time, they were leading and having a strong race.
With the results, Washington State captured both the Crawford Perpetual Plate (varsity eight) and the Winchell Cup (overall score).
Oregon State will have a week off before the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday, May 13 at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center in Lake Natoma, Calif.
Second Varsity Eight
Second Novice Eight
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