April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In its first of three races this weekend at the George Washington Invitational, the Navy heavyweight rowing team combined to go 3-0 against Georgetown on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River.
The varsity eight never trailed Georgetown and finished the 2,000 meter race with a time of 5:48.8, eclipsing the Hoyas' 5:54.3.
"It was great racing for us today," said Navy head coach Rob Friedrich. "The varsity raced against a very tough Georgetown crew. We were able to stay under control and pull away toward the end. I thought we had a great middle 1,000 meters. Hopefully we can get faster tomorrow."
Navy dominated the second varsity race as both its second and third varsity crews defeated Georgetown. The two Navy crews stayed close as the second varsity posted a time of 6:01.1 and the third varsity a 6:03.9. Georgetown's second varsity clocked a time of 6:27.7.
"That was very exciting to watch both of two boats duel," said Friedrich. "It's a great sign to show the depth of our program."
Navy's first and second freshman crews took the top two spots, respectively, in the freshman race. The first freshman boat posted a 6:03.4 and the second Navy boat followed with a 6:11. Georgetown's freshman boat clocked a 6:22.6.
"It was great to see the freshman boats do so well," said Friedrich.
The Mids will continue the George Washington Invite tomorrow by taking on Holy Cross in the morning and then Virginia in the afternoon.
Navy 3V 6:03.90
Navy 1F 6:03.40
Navy 2F 6:11.00