F8 Wins as GW Men's Rowing Races Georgetown & Rutgers
Freshmen 8 Continue Impressive Season
April 28, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team returned to action with a trio of races against Georgetown and Rutgers on the Potomac River on Sunday morning.
Conditions were excellent with a slight head wind.
The Colonials' Freshmen 8 boat continued its impressive season with another victory on Sunday morning. GW, racing against the 3rd Varsity 8 boats of Georgetown and Rutgers, navigated the 2,000-meter course in 6:02.30, edging the Hoyas at the finish line. Georgetown finished in 6:05.90 followed by Rutgers in 6:18.20.
With the win, the Freshmen 8 boat has now won its last seven races after going 3-0 at both the George Washington Invitational and Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships.
The Varsity 8 took second place in its race, finishing the course in 5:52.70. Georgetown took first place in 5:46.90 with Rutgers finishing in third place in 6:03.80.
The JV8 had a strong race, despite hitting a buoy at the 1,500-meter mark. The miscue allowed Georgetown to take the lead and win the race in 6:05.20. Rutgers finished in second in 6:10.20. The
Colonials finished just five seconds behind the Scarlet Knights, in 6:15.60.
GW returns to action next Sunday with a series of races against Navy and Columbia in Princeton, N.J. Racing beings at 11:00 a.m.