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Women's Rowing Comes Up Short on Day Two of the GW Invite

Navy women's rowing

April 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Navy women's rowing team went a combined 3-5 in its eight races on Saturday afternoon on day two of the George Washington Invitational in Washington, D.C. George Washington won the two-day meet, taking home the Howard Wilkins Bowl.

"We obviously did not have as good a day as we had yesterday," said Navy head coach Mike Hughes. "All-in-all it was good racing, but we've got to move on now and keep improving."

Navy started the day on the Potomac River with four races against MIT, going 2-2. The Mids third varsity eight edged MIT, 7:02.4-7:03.9, in the first race, and Navy's second varsity eight defeated MIT by just over a boat length, 6:41.5-6:45.2.

MIT topped both of Navy's entries in the varsity four competition with a time of 7:34.5. Navy's `A' boat just placed second with a time of 7:36, while its `B' boat posted a 7:55.2.

In the final race between the programs, MIT's varsity eight topped Navy, 6:27.4-6:32.7.

Navy took on George Washington later in the day and the Colonials just edged Navy in both the varsity and second varsity eight races. In a race that was back and forth the entire way, the Colonials' varsity eight beat Navy across the finish line by just 0.7 seconds. GW posted a 6:20.2, while Navy a 6:20.9.

"That was a heck of a fight and the lead changed hands many times, especially down the stretch," said Hughes. "The second varsity race as a barnburner, too."

The difference in the second varsity race was just one second as GW won, 6:37.7-6:38.7

Navy's varsity four bounced back from its close loss to MIT in the morning to handily defeat the Colonials in the afternoon, 7:23.6-7:31.6.

The Mids will be back in action next weekend when they host Georgetown on Saturday.

Women's Third Varsity 8
1- Navy 7:02.40
2- MIT 7:03.90

Women's Varsity 4
1- MIT 7:34.50
2- Navy 7:36.00
3- Navy B 7:55.20

Women's Second Varsity 8
1- Navy 6:41.50
2- MIT 6:45.20



Women's Varsity 8
1- MIT 6:27.40
2- Navy 6:32.70

Women's Third Varsity 8
1- GW 7:03.50
2- Navy 7:13.80

Women's Varsity 4
1- Navy 7:23.60
2- GW 7:31.60
3- Navy 2F 9:08.50

Women's Second Varsity 8
1- GW 6:37.70
2- Navy 6:38.70

Women's Varsity 8
1- GW 6:20.20
2- Navy 6:20.90

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