Women's Rowing Heads to Virginia For the Occoquan Sprints
March 30, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After opening the season with a pair of first-place finishes at the Murphy Cup last weekend, the Navy women's rowing team will return to action on Sunday at the Occoquan Sprints in Fairfax, Va. Races are slated to begin at 10 a.m.
The Occoquan Sprints
The event features heats and finals races for varsity and novice eights, while all other races will be finals only. Navy will compete in the varsity eight, second varsity, novice eight, varsity four and novice four. Several familiar opponents are also scheduled to compete on Sunday, including Bucknell, Delaware, LaSalle, George Mason and Old Dominion.
The Last Time Out
Navy opened the spring season with a pair of first place finishes at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia, Pa. The Mids' varsity eight edged George Washington by a boat length for the title, while the second varsity captured its championship race by nearly 10 seconds over second-place St. Joseph's.
Navy's three varsity four crews all placed third in their respective heats last weekend.
Quoting the Coach
Coach Mike Hughes' take on this weekend's regatta...
"There will be some good teams at the event this weekend. Bucknell and Old Dominion will both be there and they are certainly very good. We had a good weekend last weekend and I think our conditioning level really helped us. Hopefully, that will help us again this weekend."
The Mids will travel to Washington, D.C., for the George Washington Invitational on April 6-7.