Friday, June 06, 2008

UW Crew Roars in Semi's

All five University of Washington crews advanced today to Saturday's finals at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association championships on the Cooper River. The undefeated and top-ranked UW varsity eight won its semifinal heat and undefeated Wisconsin won the other heat. The Huskies had the faster time over the 2,000-meter course, covering it in 5 minutes, 39.45 seconds. Wisconsin's time was 5:42.23.

Saturday's varsity eight final will decide the national championship and the competitors will be Washington, Wisconsin, California, Northeastern, Stanford and Columbia.

The Huskies' varsity is trying to win back-to-back national titles for the first time since 1940-41.

1. University of Washington 05:39.454
2. University of California Berkeley 05:40.088
3. Northeastern University 05:43.585
4. U.S. Naval Academy 05:47.091
5. Harvard University 05:47.333
6. Yale University 05:47.523

1. University of Wisconsin 05:42.237
2. Stanford University 05:42.991
3. Columbia University 05:43.424
4. Brown University 05:43.980
5. Princeton University 05:44.936
6. Cornell University 05:45.122

1 comment:

hairofthedawg said...

Yeah, I found the website and the only times they were behind the leaders in were when the other races were extremely competitive. Our chances look good!