Wild Day At The Head Of The Lake Finishes Fall Season For Zags
Nov. 5, 2017
SEATTLE - The Gonzaga women's rowing team raced to the conclusion of their fall season on Sunday on Lake Union in the Head of the Lake in Seattle.
The weather made for difficult conditions on the lake and on the Montlake Cut, and pushed the start times back, even cancelling the varsity four race.
In the varsity eight race, Gonzaga came in fourth at 17:53.288, ahead of boats from Oregon State, Portland, UC San Diego, Seatttle U, and Oregon, and only behind nationally ranked boats from Washington State and Washington.
The Zags' second varsity eight finished fourth at 18:57.522, beating Portland and coming in behind WSU and UW. The third varsity eight crew finished sixth at 23:44.255. The Bulldogs entered two boats in the varsity four race, but the racing was cancelled because the weather got too bad.
"It was a wild day of racing," Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae said. "We were pleased with the performance of the varsity eight, but we are well aware that we need to make a lot of improvements if we want to meet our expectations this spring."
The Zags will now begin their winter training, with the spring season opening with a scrimmage at Portland on February 23.
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