GW Men's Rowing Advances Two Boats to Grand Finals at SIRA Championships
Varsity 8 and Freshmen 8 Post Fastest Times in Semifinals
April 20, 2013
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The George Washington men's rowing team had two boats advance to the Grand Finals at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on Saturday on Lake Mellon.
GW's Varsity 8 and Freshmen 8 each won a pair of races to advance to the Grand Finals on Sunday.
The Varsity 8 won convincingly in its morning heat, finishing the 2,000-meter course in 6:14.81, 15 seconds ahead of second-place North Carolina (6:29.70). Vanderbilt finished in third place (6:40.58), followed by Miami of Ohio (7:48.95).
The momentum carried over to the semifinals as the Colonials defeated five other boats to clinch a spot in the Grand Finals. GW finished in 5:57.70, ahead of Jacksonville (6:01.10), Purdue (6:01.90), Oklahoma City (6:11.10), Washington University (6:19.50) and Colorado (6:25.50).
The Freshmen 8 enjoyed similar success, winning the morning heat by 10 seconds over the rest of the field. The Colonials finished in 6:13.10, followed by Delaware (6:23.79), Vanderbilt (6:29.18), Stetson (6:48.73), Miami of Ohio (6:52.37) and Clemson (6:52.80).
In the semifinals, the Colonials' rookies finished in 6:07.70, ahead of Purdue 6:12.30, Washington University (6:20.90), Colorado (6:22.50), Florida Tech (6:23.40) and Vanderbilt (6:30.00).
A top-two finish in its morning heat would have sent the Colonials' JV8 to the Grand Finals, but GW finished in fourth-place in 6:24.99. North Carolina (6:15.47) and Purdue (6:19.11) clinched spots in the Grand Finals while Oklahoma City finished in 6:20.28.
Sunday's schedule is available here.
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