GW Women's Rowing in Third Place After Day 1 of GW Rowing Invitational
Colonials Win Two Races for 21 Points
April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's rowing team opened its defense of the Howard W. Wilkins Bowl by winning two races on the opening day of the 25th anniversary GW Rowing Invitational on the Potomac River on Friday afternoon.
GW sits in third place with 21 points in the Wilkins Bowl standings after registering victories over MIT in the Varsity 4 and JV8. The Engineers avoided the sweep with a narrow victory in the Varsity 8.
Georgetown is in first place after the first day of racing with 27 points, followed by Navy (24), GW, MIT (15), Gonzaga (12) and Saint Joseph's (9).
The Colonials opened the day with a victory in the Varsity 4, navigating the 2,000-meter course in 7:52.50, 13 seconds ahead of MIT (8:05.66).
The momentum carried over to the JV8 race where the Colonials finished in 6:53.70, nine seconds ahead of MIT. The Engineers crossed the finish line in 7:02.56.
In the Varsity 8, the Colonials maintained a one-seat advantage for most of the race, but a late push by the Engineers in the final 500 meters pushed their bow ahead of GW at the finish line by a margin of 1.25 seconds. MIT clocked in at 6:38.50 with GW following at 6:39.25.
Racing resumes Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. on the Potomac River. The Colonials will face Gonzaga in the morning session (V4 at 8:40 a.m., JV8 at 8:50, V8 at 9:00) and Navy in the afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m.
GW Rowing and GWsports.com are partnering with USRowing for the third consecutive year in providing multiple camera angles and audio commentary for enhanced full-race coverage at the venue and via live video streaming on RaiseHigh.tv, the subscription-based multimedia video platform for GWsports.com. Saturday coverage will resume at 8:00 a.m. on RaiseHigh.tv.