Rowing squads finish fourth in home regatta

GW’s men’s and women’s rowing teams combined to place fourth in this weekend’s 23rd Annual GW Invitational on the Potomac River.

The event, which took place Friday and Saturday, featured 12 teams and was won by Navy, which finished with a total of 180 points. Cornell, which had the highest men’s team total, finished second overall with 117 points and Columbia, which had the best performing women’s program, finished third overall with 111. The Colonials finished with 102 points.

GW’s men’s varsity eight, which came into the weekend ranked 14th nationally, was edged by Cornell’s 11th-ranked grouping by 2.1 seconds Saturday. The Colonials’ men’s varsity eight then beat Holy Cross by more than nine seconds that afternoon.

GW’s women’s varsity eight beat Dayton Friday before being beaten by Navy Saturday.

The Colonials’ women’s team will participate in the Atlantic 10 Championship next weekend in Camden, N.J. The men’s team will next be in action in a three-team meet April 24 at Rutgers, which will also feature Georgetown.

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