GW Women's Rowing Sends Three to Grand Finals at SIRA Championships
Varsity 8, JV8 and Varsity 4 All Take Third Place
April 19, 2014
Official Results | @GW_WomensRowing
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The George Washington women's rowing team sent three boats to the Grand Finals with each crew taking third place overall at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., this weekend.
The Varsity 4 and Varsity 8 each won their preliminary heats on Friday and earned first-place finishes in their respective semifinal races on Saturday morning.
GW's Varsity 4 earned a four-second win over a field of William & Mary, Georgia State, Tampa, Florida and Oklahoma City in the semifinal to earn a place in the Grand Final. In the finals, it was Kansas State taking first place in 7:55.20, followed by Nova Southeastern (8:00.60). GW took third place in 8:03.40, ahead of William & Mary (8:05.30), Washington University (8:10.00) and Florida State (8:17.30).
GW's JV8, which earned an automatic bye into the Grand Final, navigated the 2,000-meter course in 7:20.40 to take third place. Kansas State won the gold medal in 6:58.90 ahead of Marietta (7:17.10), with Purdue (7:24.10) and Dayton (7:28.20) taking fourth and fifth place, respectively.
GW's Varsity 8 narrowly edged Purdue by two seconds to claim first place in the semifinal. The Colonials registered a time of 7:06.20, followed by the Boilermakers (7:08.00), Dayton (7:10.20), Marietta (7:17.00), Florida (7:33.40) and Florida Tech (7:38.80.)
In the Varsity 8 Grand Final, Kansas State recorded the sweep with a win in 6:49.60. Nova Southeastern followed in second place in 6:53.60. GW finished in third place in 6:57.90, followed by Dayton (6:59.60), Purdue (7:10.00) and Central Oklahoma (7:17.50).
GW returns to action in George's Cup, a series of races against Georgetown and George Mason on the Potomac River on Sunday, April 27.
Women's Varsity 4 Heat
Florida State 7:50.60
Washington University 7:55.40
Women's Varsity 8 Heat
Central Oklahoma 7:13.20
Florida Tech 7:25.60
Varsity 4 Semifinal
William & Mary 8:06.60
Georgia State 8:19.40
Oklahoma City 8:47.20
Women's Varsity 8 Semifinal
Florida Tech 7:38.80
Women's JV8 Grand Final
Kansas State 6:58.90
Women's Varsity 4 Grand Final
Kansas State 7:55.20
Nova Southeastern 8:00.60
William & Mary 8:05.30
Washington University 8:10.00
Florida State 8:17.30
Women's Varsity 8 Grand Final
Kansas State 6:49.60
Nova Southeastern 6:53.60
Central Oklahoma 7:17.50
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