Women's Rowing Heads to D.C. for George Washington Invitational
Navy will look to defend its title at the G.W. Invitational this weekend.
April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Navy women's rowing team will look to continue its string outstanding spring performances with two days of action on the Potomac River in the George Washington Invitational. Beginning on Friday afternoon at 1:40 p.m., the Mids will face Georgetown, George Washington and Duquesne in a trio of head-to-head races. Saturday's action kicks off at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m.
The 2,000-meter course will begin near the Spout Run area of the Potomac River with the finish line at Washington Harbour (3050 K Street, NW) in Georgetown.
Navy's varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight and varsity four `A' and `B' boats will all compete on Friday afternoon against Georgetown in a trio of races beginning at 1:40 p.m.
On Saturday morning, the Mids and host Colonials will face off in four events starting at 8:00 a.m. with the third varsity race that will feature Navy's novice eight team. The next three competitions will consist of varsity four, second varsity eight and varsity eight racing.
To close the day, Navy will trot its largest lineup out on the Potomac as six crews will race over four events. The Mids' V8, 2V8, Novice 8 and all three V4 boats will see action.
The women's field of Navy, George Washington, MIT, Saint Joseph's, Georgetown and Duquesne will all vie for the Howard W. Wilkins Bowl as the event's overall winner.
The Mids are the defending champion at the Invitational after winning eight of their nine races at the 2013 event. Navy went six-for-six in competitions with George Washington and Georgetown last April.
Friday PM vs. Georgetown
2nd Varsity 8+
6 Maddie Vachris
3 Adrienne Vallancey-Martinson
Varsity 4 "A"
1 Ana Ioane
Varsity 4 "B"
C Lex Switzer
4 Olivia Czerewko
No Varsity 4 "C" Race on Friday
Novice 8+ (Will be racing in the JV8 event as NAVY "B")
C Cindy Nestor
8 Helen Robertson
7 Paige Stateler
6 Caroline Fender
5 Taylor Hart
4 Aria Dang
2 Hannah Sperl
1 Lauren Webb
Saturday AM vs. George Washington
Novice 8+ is racing as 3rd Varsity 8+ and again there is no race for the Varsity 4 "C"
Saturday PM vs. Duquesne
Varsity 4 "C" will be on the water versus Duquesne