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Women's Rowing Takes Opening Race at the GW Invitational

The varsity eight defeated Georgetown by just undre eight seconds on Friday.

April 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Navy women's rowing team began competition at the George Washington Invitational on Friday by defeating Georgetown on the Potomac River. The Mids' varsity eight got out to a good lead and went on to defeat the Hoyas, 6:37.3-6:45.

"We started strong and were able to extend our lead as the race went along," said Navy head coach Mike Hughes. "I was very pleased with how we finished. We've got to be ready for two good teams tomorrow in MIT and George Washington."

Navy's varsity four and second varsity eight also turned in first-place finishes on Friday. The varsity four crew clipped the Hoyas by four seconds, 7:33-7:37, while the second varsity eight won by nearly a boat length, 6:41.7-6:44.9. The Mids' third varsity placed third in the second varsity race with a time of 7:19.7.

Navy and MIT are tied for the top spot in the standings with 36 points each after day one. George Washington is in third with 27 points.

Navy's third varsity will open day two of the George Washington Invitational at 8 a.m. on Saturday against MIT. The Mids will then meet George Washington later in the afternoon.

Women's B4
1- Georgetown 7:08.00
2- Navy 7:19.70
3- Navy Novice 7:36.30

Women's Varsity 4
1- Navy 7:33
2- Georgetown 7:37

Women's Second Varsity 8
1- Navy 6:41.7
2- Georgetown 6:44.9
3- Navy 3V 7:19.7

Women's Varsity 8
1- Navy 6:37.3
2- Georgetown 6:45.0



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