Colonials Place Eighth at ECAC Championships
George Washington earns 28 points and places eighth out of a 12 team field
May 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University Women's Rowing team traveled north to Camden, NJ Saturday and placed eighth out the 12 competing teams in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championships. The Colonials scored 28 points on the day and Bucknell University won the competition with a total of 72 points.
"We viewed this past weekend as another opportunity to test our speed against some fast competition," said Head Coach Eric Carcich. "We are still learning as a team and making progress together. The team has done a really good job keeping an eye on the big picture while working hard week in and week out!"
The Colonials had boats race in the two Varsity eight races and finished ninth out of 11 boats in the first varsity eight race and fifth out of 10 boats in the second. The Colonials Varsity eight finished with a time of 7:01.122 in the petite final, finishing 12 seconds off the pace from Colgate who won the race with a time of 6:49.832. The second Varsity eight finished with a time of 7:07.795 behind Bucknell who won the race with a time of 6:49.003.
The Colonials also competed in the Novice 8+ race and won the Petite Final with a time of 7:21.023. The race also included boats from Rutgers. Fordham and Navy and the Colonials were eight seconds ahead of the second play Rutgers boat.
The Women's Rowing team will now prepare for dual race against area rival Georgetown in the 1998 Cup. The races will take place on the Potomac River this Sunday, May 9th and will begin between 7 and 8am.