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Crew Hosts Head Of The Spokane On Saturday

Oct. 20, 2005

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University men's and women's rowing programs will hit the water this Saturday to kickoff a weekend of events for the Bulldogs that include the Head of the Spokane Regatta, the dedication of the new indoor rowing facility and Class Day Races. This will be Gonzaga's lone fall race at home with additional fall competitions set for the Head of the Snake in Pullman, Wash., and the Head of the Lake in Seattle.

Racing for the Head of the Spokane will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning with two flights of racing set for 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Racing action on the Spokane River course can be seen from the Argonne Street Bridge, along Upriver Drive or at the Gonzaga Boathouse. The race will once again cover 5,000 meters as construction on the Argonne Street Bridge has been completed, opening up the full course for racing action. Visit http://gozags.collegesports.com/sports/m-crew/spec-rel/101503aab.html for complete directions to the race course.

On Saturday night Gonzaga will dedicate its new Indoor Rowing Facility which is located on the lower level of the McCarthey Athletic Center. A social will be held starting at 6 p.m. in the Pohlad Lobby of the McCarthey Athletic Center. All attendees are asked to enter the facility through the southeast entrance, located near the McCarthey Athletic Center box office. The dedication of the room will take place shortly after 7 p.m.

On Sunday morning Gonzaga will host its annual Class Day races at the Gonzaga Boathouse. The day will start with the christening of the Bulldogs two new racing shells at 10 a.m. followed by racing activities.