Women's Rowing Finishes Strong at the Head of the Occoquan
Navy's varsity eight boat took second on Saturday.
Nov. 3, 2012
FAIRFAX STATION, Va. - The Navy women's rowing team closed out its fall schedule on Saturday at the Head of the Occoquan in Fairfax Station, Va. The Mids had a pair of varsity boats finish in the top four of the collegiate eight final and won the collegiate novice eight race.
"We had a good day. It would have been great to win the varsity race, but we'll take it," said Navy head coach Mike Hughes.
Navy began the day by taking two of the top-four spots in the collegiate eight final. Georgetown placed first with a time of 17:04 in the head race that included 34 teams. Navy's top crew was just 0:03 off the pace, finishing the three-mile course in second place with a time of 17:07. George Washington took third and Navy's second-finishing crew followed in fourth with a time of 17:25.
The Mids' third varsity placed 23rd with a time of 19:31.
Navy's novice crew led all boats in the collegiate novice eight final with a time of 18:25. The Mids finished nearly 0:19 ahead of second-place Duquesne in the race that included 26 boats.
"They did a great job today," said Hughes. "For them, especially the ones that haven't rowed before, to finish the fall with a win will provide a lot of incentive for this offseason. They are our future."