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.