Men's Rowing Totals 21 Points on First Day of George Washington Invitational
Colonials Resume Racing on Saturday With Races Against Holy Cross and UC San Diego
April 6, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team totaled 21 points on the first day of the George Washington Invitational on Friday afternoon on the Potomac River.
The Colonials currently sit in fourth place behind Navy (39 points), UC San Diego (33) and Georgetown (27).
Racing conditions featured a 10-to-15 miles-per-hour cross tailwind a and slightly rippled surface on the Potomac.
GW fell to Navy in the Freshman 8, Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 8, but still totaled 21 points in the process.
The closest race of the afternoon was the Varsity 8 as the Colonials finished the 2,000-meter course in 5:48.3, just nine seconds behind Navy (5:39.8). The Midshipmen entered the weekend as the sixth ranked Varsity 8 crew in the country.
The George Washington Invitational will resume on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. The Colonials will face UC San Diego starting at approximately 9:36 a.m. followed by three races against Holy Cross in the afternoon session.
For more information and racing schedules for the George Washington Invitational, click here.