April 5, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy women's rowing team will look to build on its victorious first two weekends when it makes the short trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the George Washington Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Mids' varsity eight crew is 16-1 this season, and, along with the second varsity eight, has captured titles each of the past two weekends.
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About The GW Rowing Invitational
The 2,000-meter, buoyed course begins near the Spout Run area of the Potomac River with the finish line at Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Racing on Friday takes place from 1-4 p.m., and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. GW Rowing is headquartered at Thompson Boat Center near the intersection of Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Avenue, NW.
Navy will take on Georgetown, MIT, and host George Washington at this year's event. For a complete schedule of this weekend's events, click here.
Mids Get Out to Roaring Start
Navy's first and second varsity eight boats began the season by both placing first in the finals at the Murphy Cup on March 24. The two crews duplicated their performances last weekend by both winning their finals races at the Occoquan Sprints.
In four races this season, Navy's varsity eight is 16-1.
Quoting the Coach
Head coach Mike Hughes' take on this weekend's regatta...
"We feel pretty good about our start. We definitely need to have a better sprint and I think we can do even better than what we did last week. We'll face three challenging teams this weekend in GW, MIT and Georgetown. GW beat us in our heat race at the Murphy Cup and MIT and Georgetown are both solid as well."
Navy will host Georgetown on Saturday, April 14.