Women's Varsity Four Battles Strong Competition at Windermere Cup

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

SEATTLE, WASH. -- Willamette University's women's varsity four took on quality competition on Saturday, May 5 at the Windermere Cup Opening Day Regatta, hosted by the University of Washington at the Montlake Cut. Willamette took fifth place out of five teams in the WV4+ race, but finished just six seconds behind Western Washington University and about 32 seconds behind the winning crew from the highly-regarded University of Washington rowing team. UW also took second and third place, as the Huskies entered three crews in the race.

Washington's winning time was 7:31.70. The UW "B" team took second in 7:36.88, while the UW "C" team completed the race in 7:41.88. Western Washington took fourth at 7:57.92, with Willamette close behind at 8:03.92.

Competing for Willamette were senior coxswain Rebecca Ralston, along with stoke Laura Jones (Jr.), three seat Hilary Andrus (Fr.), two seat Kimber Grady (Sr.) and bow Julie Vernarsky (Fr.). The Windermere Cup Opening Day Regatta concluded Willamette's 2006-07 season. With a solid group of talented young rowers, including a highly-successful women's novice eight, the Bearcats look forward to the 2007-08 season, which will be Head Coach Susan Parkman's third year leading the Willamette men's and women's rowing teams.

Windermere Cup Opening Day Regatta
Women's Varsity Four+

Place, Team, Time
1st, University of Washington "A", 7:31.70
2nd, University of Washington "B", 7:36.88
3rd, University of Washington "C", 7:41.88
4th, Western Washington University, 7:57.92
5th, Willamette University, 8:03.92

Windermer Cup Opening Day Regatta -- Final Results

Senior Kimber Grady was the two seat for Willamette in the women's varsity four+ race at the Windermere Cup.

Senior Kimber Grady was the two seat for Willamette in the women's varsity four+ race at the Windermere Cup.