GW Women's Rowing Finishes in Fifth Place at GW Rowing Invitational
Colonials Head to SIRA Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Next Weekend
April 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's rowing team totaled 21 points to finish in fifth-place in the Howard W. Wilkins Bowl standings at the 25th anniversary GW Rowing Invitational this weekend on the Potomac River.
Navy won the Wilkins Bowl with 96 points and combined with the Navy men's team to win the Gilbert H. Hood Trophy as the event's overall points champions.
Gonzaga finished in second place with 84 points followed by MIT (57), Georgetown (48), GW (21) and Saint Joseph's (18).
The Colonials went head-to-head with Gonzaga across three races in the morning session. The Varsity 8 was defeated by 6.4 seconds after Gonzaga navigated the 2,000-meter course in 6:21.40. The Colonials finished in 6:27.44.
Gonzaga also recorded victories in the JV8 and Varsity 4.
In the afternoon session, it was Navy winning all four races over the Colonials. The closest race was the JV8 as the Mids finished in 6:30.60, followed closely by GW in 6:33.20. Navy also registered wins in the Varsity 8, 3rd Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4.
GW returns to action next weekend at the two-day Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on Lake Mellon in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The event begins on Saturday, April 20.