GW Women's Rowing Concludes Final Race Ahead of GW Invitational
Next Up: 25th Annual George Washington Invitational, April 12-13
March 31, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. - The George Washington women's rowing team raced defending Atlantic 10 Champion Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Boston College, on Saturday in its final tune up ahead of the upcoming George Washington Invitational.
GW raced host its three opponents in the Varsity 8, JV8 and Varsity 4 on the Narrow River. Conditions were fair with a 10 m.p.h. cross head wind and a head current.
"It was a good day of racing up here in Rhode Island," said Head Coach Eric Carcich. "We raced against a very strong field and I feel it was a great early season test. I am excited to get back to work as we have two weeks until the George Washington Invitational. I'm very excited about the direction the program is headed."
In the Varsity 8, the Colonials finished in third place (7:26.16), just six seconds behind winner and defending A-10 Champion Rhode Island (7:20.09). A-10 rival UMass finished in second (7:23.85) with Boston College in fourth (7:28.36).
Rhode Island also won the Varsity 4 race, navigating the 2,000-meter course in 8:28.39. Boston College (8:32.86) and UMass (8:33.64) followed in second and third, respectively, with the Colonials taking fourth place (8:40.12).
Boston College won the JV8 in 7:39.01. Rhode Island finished second in 7:44.02, ahead of UMass (7:50.73) and GW (7:56.38).
The Colonials will take a two-week hiatus from competition to prepare for the 25th Annual George Washington Invitational, the largest collegiate rowing event in the Washington, D.C., area. The regatta, which began in 1988, will launch April 12-13 on the Potomac River.
Rhode Island - 7:20.09
UMass - 7:23.85
George Washington - 7:26.16
Boston College - 7:28.36
2nd Varsity 8:
Boston College - 7:39.01
Rhode Island - 7:44.02
UMass - 7:50.73
George Washington - 7:56.38
Rhode Island - 8:28.39
Boston College - 8:32.86
UMass - 8:33.64
George Washington - 8:40.12
@GW_WomensRowing Wins George's Trophy & Class of '98 Cup
Colonials Win Three of Four Races
Seven GW Student-Athletes Honored Among University's Top Scholars
Nichols Honroed with Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
GW Women's Rowing Shines at GMU Invitational
Colonials Sweep Field in Morning Session
GW Women's Rowing Concludes Racing at GW Invite
Colonials Place Fifth in Wilkens Bowl Standings
@GW_WomensRowing's V4 Wins on Day 1 of GW Invitational
Saturday's GW Invite Schedule Altered Due to Inclement Weather
@GW_WomensRowing Competes for George's Cup on Sunday
Colonials Compete vs. George Mason and Georgetown on the Occoquan
@GW_WomensRowing's V8 Places Fourth in Petite Final
Colonials Endure Rough Conditions at San Diego Crew Classic
@GW_WomensRowing's V8 Competes at San Diego Crew Classic
Colonials Place Third in Saturday's Heat, Will Row in Sunday's Petite Final