Women's Rowing Competes at Eastern Sprints; JV Advances to Petite Final
May 18, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington women's rowing team returned to competition on a day most of their fellow classmates were attending graduation on the National Mall.
The second varsity boat defeated Georgetown and Syracuse in morning heat to advance to the second level final in the afternoon. They took full advantage of this opportunity by getting out ahead of Boston University in the final to finish 11th overall with a time of 7:04.2. UPenn finished ahead of GW with a time of 6:58.4.
The Varsity 8 produced their best piece of the year in the grand final where they finished in 17th place, just 3 seconds behind their cross town rival Georgetown.
"I was proud of how all my boats raced this weekend against the very best from the Eastern Sprints League," GW head coach Eric Carcich said. "This year has been all about racing hard and cutting gaps. The team did exactly that this weekend!"
The Colonial women also raced in the Varsity Four and Varsity B Four event. The Varsity Four raced in the third level final in the afternoon finishing in a time of 8:34.9 behind Georgetown. The Varsity B Four advanced to the second level final finishing 9th ahead of Syracuse and Boston College.