Women's Novice 4 and Women's Varsity 8 Finish Second at Covered Bridge Regatta

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's novice 4+ and women's varsity 8+ finished second behind Humboldt State University at the Covered Bridge Regatta, hosted by the University of Oregon club rowing team on Saturday, April 14. Willamette, which competes in NCAA Division III in women's rowing, gave the Division II Humboldt State crews strong opposition in the WN4+ and WV8+ races, as HSU won both races by close margins. Official times were not immediately available.

Willamette's women's novice 8+ crew, which has had the most success throughout the season, did not get to compete because the regatta did not have a women's novice 8+ race. The novice crew will have to wait until next week's Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference (NCRC) Championships, set for Saturday, April 21 at Lake Stevens, Wash., before they can put their stellar record on the line.

Also in the women's division at the Covered Bridge Regatta, the Willamette varsity 4+ took third place behind Humboldt State and Seattle Pacific University (also from NCAA Division II). In the men's division, Willamette's varsity 8+ finished in front of the University of Oregon, but took fourth behind Lewis & Clark College, Humboldt State and Seattle Pacific. Willamette's varsity men were nipped by Seattle Pacific in a close finish for third. The Willamette junior varsity men's 4+ took fourth place and the men's varsity 4+ finished fifth.

Covered Bridge Regatta - Final Results