Georgetown Men's and Women's Crew Finish Third in George Washington Invitational Regatta
April 9, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown men's and women's crews combined to finished in third place at the George Washington Invitational Regatta this past Friday and Saturday on the Potomac River. After finishing as the runner-up in the event last year, the Hoyas turned in another strong performance at the event.
Georgetown crews combined to win 10 of the 24 races they were involved in over the two days of river racing. The men's crews finished first in eight of their 15 races, with five men's varsity eight crews and three men's novice eight crews gaining wins in their heats. The women's crews finished first in two of their nine races over the two days.
The men's varsity eights notched wins over Michigan, Marietta, St. Joseph's, Virginia and Temple during Saturday's morning and afternoon phases. The men's novice eights picked up victories against Michigan and Virginia, also on Saturday.
The women's varsity eight and novice eight were both able to notch wins on Friday against West Virginia. The novice eight won their heat by 10.6 seconds, while the varsity eight won their heat by 13.5 seconds. Georgetown women's crews finished with five second-place finishes and two third-place finishes.
Overall, George Washington won the Gilbert H. Hood, Jr. Point Trophy which is awarded to the overall point leader. GWU finished with 142 points. Cornell finished second with 135 points and won the Oliver T. Carr Bowl, which is awarded to the overall men's winner. Georgetown was third with 105 points and Clemson finished fourth with 89 points. Clemson also took home the Howard Wilkins Trophy which goes to the overall women's winner.
This upcoming weekend, April 14 and 15, both men's and women's crews will be back in action. On Saturday, the lightweight men will host Navy on the Potomac. On Saturday and Sunday, the lightweight women will travel to Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. to compete in the Knecht Cup. Also on Sunday, the heavyweight women's crew will battle George Washington for the Class of 1998 Cup.