GW Women's Rowing Sweeps George's Cup & 1998 Cup for Second Straight Year
Colonials Win Four Races; Head to Atlantic 10 Championship Next Weekend
April 28, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va. - The George Washington women's rowing team swept a series of four races to claim both George's Cup and the Class of 1998 Cup for the second straight year on the Occoquan River on Sunday morning.
"Today is a really good day to be a Colonial," said Head Coach Eric Carcich. "I am proud of our crews from top to bottom. They put together some of their peak performances of the year. I am excited moving forward into next weekend's Atlantic 10 Championships."
The first race of the morning was the Varsity 4, and the Colonials set the tone for the rest of the schedule with a first-place finish to earn 4.5 points towards George's Cup. The Colonials finished the 2,000-meter course in 7:34.10, edging George Mason by two seconds at the finish line. George Mason finished in 7:36.10, followed by Georgetown (8:26.30).
In the JV8, the Colonials won by six seconds ahead of second-place Georgetown to earn six points towards both George's Cup and the 1998 Cup. The Colonials finished in 7:34.10, followed by Georgetown (6:51.60) and George Mason (6.55.10).
The Varsity 8 was the closest race of the afternoon, with the Colonials winning in 6:28.10 to earn nine points towards both trophies. Georgetown and George Mason were separated by just one-half second at the finish line. The Hoyas finished in 6:36.00, followed by the Patriots in 6:36.50. GW made it a clean sweep with a victory over Georgetown in the 3V8, clinching the 1998 Cup with another 4.5 points. The Colonials finished in 7:04.00, 4.20 seconds ahead of the Hoyas (7:08.20).
The Colonials return to action next weekend at the Atlantic 10 Championship on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. GW recorded a second-place finish at last season's event, their highest finish at the Championship since 2003.
"We are ready to get back to work on Tuesday, and are looking forward to racing Saturday at the Atlantic 10 Championship," said Coach Carcich.
George's Cup Standings
George Washington - 19.5
Georgetown - 11.5
George Mason - 8
1998 Cup Standings
George Washington - 24
Georgetown - 16
1. George Washington - 7:34.10
2. George Mason - 7:36.70
3. Georgetown - 8:26.30
Second Varsity Eight
1. George Washington - 6:45.00
2. Georgetown - 6:51.60
3. George Mason - 6:55.10
1. George Washington - 6:28.10
2. Georgetown - 6:36.00
3. George Mason - 6:36.50
Third Varsity Eight
1. George Washington - 7:04.00
2. George Mason - 7:08.20
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