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
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.