Willamette Takes Second Place in Men's Varsity 4+ at Daffodil Cup Regatta

Bearcats Finish Third in M2V4+ and W2V4+

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

TACOMA, WASH. -- The Willamette University men's and women's rowing teams competed at the Daffodil Cup Regatta on Saturday, March 26 at American Lake. The Bearcats competed in three men's races and three women's races.

Willamette achieved a trio of top 3 finishes.

The Bearcat men's varsity 4+ took second place with a time of 7:20.35. The race was won by the MV4+ crew from Seattle Pacific University, which finished the 2,000-meter course in 7:11.8.

In the men's second varsity 4+, Willamette placed third in 7:46.34. Western Washington University won the event, rowing across the finish in 7:29.9. Washington State University edged out Willamette for second place by less than a second. WSU's time was 7:45.58.

WU earned third place in the women's second varsity 4+ in 8:19.3. The W2V4+ was just 1.08 seconds behind Puget Sound in second (8:18.22) and only 2.7 seconds behind the winning crew from Western Washington (8:16.6).

Other races involving the Bearcats were the men's varsity 8+, the women's varsity 8+ and the women's varsity 4+. Lewis & Clark College won the MV8+, while Western Washington took first place in the WV8+ and Lewis & Clark finished first in the WV4+.

The talented field in the WV8+ included Willamette and five of the Bearcats' foes from the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference, including 2010 NCAA Championship Regatta participants from WWU (1st in Division II), Seattle Pacific (2nd in Division II) and Puget Sound (6th in Division III). The Oregon Club team also competed in the WV8+.

Willamette's next competition is the NCRC Invitational on Saturday, April 2 at Vancouver Lake near Vancouver, Wash. 


Daffodil Cup Regatta
American Lake
Tacoma, Wash.
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Willamette competed at the Daffodil Cup Regatta at American Lake on March 26.

Willamette competed at the Daffodil Cup Regatta at American Lake on March 26.