GW Women's Rowing Wins Three Races on Day 1 of GW Invite
Colonials Total 27 Points in Wilkens Bowl Standings
April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's rowing team won three of four races over Duquesne to total 27 points in the Henry W. Wilkens Bowl standings after the first day of the George Washington Invitational on the Potomac River on Friday afternoon.
GW currently sits in third place with 27 points. Navy and MIT are tied for first place with 36 points while Duquesne is in fourth place with 15 points, followed by Georgetown (0) and Saint Joseph's (0).
Conditions were fair with a slight head wind on the Potomac River for the opening day of the event's 26th installment. A total of 21 races were contested on Friday afternoon.
GW entered a pair of boats in the Varsity B4 race with both boats winning by open water over Duquesne. The Colonials' B4 finished the course in 7:47.80 while the C4 registered a time of 8:04.00.
The Varsity 4 earned nine points toward the Wilkens Bowl standings with a solid victory over the Dukes, navigating the 2,000-meter course in 7:41.50. Duquesne followed in 7:49.60.
The JV8 followed by earning 12 points in the standings with a win over Duquesne by six seconds. GW finished in 6:50.40, followed by Duquesne in 6:56.83.
Duquesne totaled 15 points in the standings with its victory in the Varsity 8. The race was closely contested, but the Dukes held off a furious GW rally over the final 500 meters to earn the victory in 6:33.30. GW followed in 6:34.86.
GW opens Day 2 of the event on Saturday morning with four races against Navy beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Colonials are back in action in the afternoon session with four races against MIT beginning at 2:10 p.m.