Sports & Outdoors

Rowing team has successful meet

The Puget Sound rowing teams wrapped up a weekend on the water this past Sunday, April 28 at the WIRA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The Loggers had an impressive showing and reestablished just why they are one of the top Division III crews on the West Coast.

Both the women’s varsity and second varsity eights placed high enough in Saturday’s races to make it to Sunday’s final in the Division II/Division III/Club category.

The varsity boat clocked in at 7:15.6 on Sunday, and although it was a tad slower than Saturday’s time of 7:05.6, they placed fifth in the finals.

The 2V8 posted its best time in Sunday’s finals with a 7:33.1, also placing fifth.  Both teams were the top boats in DIII.

The women’s novice four came in third in the final after winning its heat on Saturday.  They rowed their weekend best on Sunday, clocking in a time of 8:10.8.

For the men’s team, the lightweight four posted the Loggers’ top placing during the weekend with a second-place finish on Sunday.  They were second out of five boats with a time of 7.04.6.

The men’s novice eight, varsity four, and pair raced twice on Saturday.  A time of 6:45.0 positioned the novice eight boat at 11th place overall in the prelims.  They won the third final over a club boat from the University of Oregon in their second race of the day.

In the prelims, the men’s varsity four took seventh overall with a 7:05.5 Saturday morning and took second in the afternoon’s Petite Final with a 7:22.4.  The men’s pair rowed a 8:15.1 during the morning’s race and took fifth overall in the Petite Final with an 8:22.1.

The Loggers will return to American Lake for practice this week in preparation for the NCRC Championships this weekend.  The Logger varsity women’s crew will then await the announcement of the NCAA Championship field.