Men’s and women’s crew win six races
It was a busy day for the Puget Sound men’s and women’s crew teams this past Saturday, April 6 as both teams participated in the NCRC Invitational at Vancouver Lake.
Overall, both Logger men’s and women’s teams had strong racing days at the NCRC Invitational, winning six total races out of a possible 16.
Unfortunately, poor weather conditions hindered the race throughout the day, but the teams did not let that faze them, as the women’s team won four races and the men won two.
However, due to the horrible weather a large majority of the races in the second half of the day were shortened to 1,000 meters instead of the normal 2,000 meters each race.
After lunch, the women’s varsity team raced against Lewis and Clark in the Women’s Varsity 4. This race was the closest one of the invitational, as the Loggers and Lewis and Clark both fought to gain the lead.
However, in the end it was the Loggers who triumphed, finishing with a time of 4:17.1 while Lewis and Clark came in at 4:17.6.
Other important races in which the Loggers were successful include the women’s pair and the men’s novice eight. The women’s varsity eight had another victory at the invitational against all of their competitors when they came in first with a time of 7:56.9 in their third race of the day.
The men’s crew team also had a successful day of racing. For their first win of the day, the Logger men’s novice team defeated Oregon’s team with a time of 9:34:3 in the initial 2,000 meter race. The team also went on to win the Men’s Novice 8+ with a time of 4:03.05.
For their next race the Loggers will be hosting the Meyer-Lamberth Cup with cross-town rivals, Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, April 13. This annual race, which is the oldest rowing dual in the Northwest, will be the 50th year of the Meyer-Lamberth cup.