April 1, 2007
LAKE VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's rowing team swept the NCRC Invitational this Saturday at Lake Vancouver, Wash. The Bulldogs won all five races they were entered in, including the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, junior varsity four and novice eight.
The Bulldogs varsity eight boat stayed undefeated this spring by earning first place. The Zags finished in a time of 6:50.2, bettering Western Washington University who finished in second four seconds after Gonzaga. Rounding out the top five was the University of Puget Sound (7:05.2), UC San Diego (7:06.0) and Orange Coast College (7:31.9).
In the second varsity eight race, Gonzaga entered two boats, which finished first and second. The Gonzaga A boat earned the victory with a time of 7:21.0. The Bulldog B boat took second place in a time of 7:32.2.
In the varsity four race, the Bulldogs again entered two boats and dominated the race sweeping the top two places. The Gonzaga A boat took home first place in a time of 8:06.5, while the Zag B boat came in second in a time of 8:12.2.
Gonzaga's fourth victory of the day came in the junior varsity four race. The Bulldog B boat took home top honors in the junior varsity four with a time of 8:18.9; just one second ahead of the Zag A boat.
The Bulldogs final victory of the Invitational was in the novice eight race. Gonzaga won the race easily, finishing in a time of 7:31.3. The Zags closest competitor was Humboldt State who finished second in a time of 7:48.1; nearly 17 seconds after GU.
Gonzaga will be back in action Saturday, April 14 when it participates in the Knecht Cup in Camden, N.J.
Second Varsity 8+
1GU A7.21.02GU B7.32.23UPS7.40.94SPU7.57.05UCSD8.01.66WWU8.04.97SU8.32.5
1GU A8.06.52GU B8.12.23SPU8.14.64OCC8.24.65HSU8.48.36UP8.58.1
Junior Varsity 4+
1GU B8.18.92GU A8.19.93WWU8.33.64HSU8.42.15LBS8.52.76PLU9.00.9
1GU A 7.31.32HSU A7.48.13WWU7.58.24LBS8.12.45SMC8.27.06MILLS8.47.7