Men's Rowing Wins Three Of Four Against Georgetown, Rutgers
April 23, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC- The George Washington men's rowing team won three of four races and finished in second place in the Varsity 8 against Georgetown and Rutgers on Saturday afternoon on the Potomac River.
It was a beautiful day for rowing on the Potomac with a slight cross head wind and a good tail current. The river was flat for the first 1,000 meters with an increasing chop over the last 1,000 with good rollers for the last 300 meters.
In the Varsity 8, the Georgetown crew took first place in 5:32.1 with the Colonials following in second in 5:38.3. The Rutgers crew followed in 5:42.1.
In the closest race of the afternoon the Colonial Freshman 8 narrowly edged out Georgetown by one-tenth of a second. GW completed the 2,000 meter course in 5:25.8 with the Hoya's following in 5:25.9. Rutgers took third-place in 5:38.8.
The Colonials JV 8 also rowed to a first-place finish in 5:27.8 in front of Georgetown (5:36.0) and Rutgers (5:59.6).
In the 2nd Freshman 8 the Colonials achieved their largest margin of victory on the day (5:43.6), finishing nearly 14 seconds ahead of second-place Georgetown (5:57.70). Rutgers followed in third (6:01.60).
The Colonials will return to the water on Saturday when they travel to Princeton, NJ to take on Columbia and Navy.