@GW_MensRowing Finishes in Third Place at GW Rowing Invitational
Colonials Total 50 Points After Two Wins on Saturday
April 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team won two races on the final day of the 25th anniversary George Washington Invitational to clinch third place in the Oliver T. Carr Bowl standings on Saturday afternoon on the Potomac River.
Navy won the Carr Bowl with 114 points and combined with the Navy women's team to win the Gilbert H. Hood Trophy as the event's overall points leader.
Georgetown finished in second in the Carr Bowl standings with 54 points, followed by GW (50), Florida Tech (39), Holy Cross (27) and Virginia (24).
The Colonials registered two wins in the afternoon session on Saturday.
The Freshmen 8 boat defeated both Holy Cross and Georgetown to clinch 12 points towards GW's total by navigating the 2,000-meter course in 5:45.20, 2.2 seconds ahead of Holy Cross (5:47.20). Georgetown took third in 5:58.30.
GW's Varsity 8 also defeated Holy Cross to clinch its second consecutive Sullivan Cup, awarded to the winner of the annual V8 race between the Colonials and Crusaders. GW finished the course in 5:43.10, with Holy Cross more than three seconds behind (5:46.40).
Holy Cross defeated GW in the JV8 race. The Crusaders finished in 5:49.20 while the Colonials followed in 5:57.30.
In the morning session, the Colonials fell in a pair of races to Florida Tech. The Varsity 8 was edged by four seconds (5:42.56) while the Freshmen 8, racing in the JV8 event, was edged by three-hundredths of a second at the finish line by Florida Tech.
Next weekend, GW will travel back to the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on Lake Mellon in Oak Ridge, Tenn. At last season's event, the Colonials earned an automatic bid to the IRA National Championships after finishing in first place in the Grand Finals of both the Varsity and Freshmen 8.