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Openweight varsity eight undefeated at GW Invite

The women’s openweight crew team traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in its second regatta of the season, the George Washington Invitational. The varsity and junior varsity eights competed in dual races with Georgetown University, George Washington University and University of Dayton in three races extending over two days.

The varsity eight went undefeated, winning with open water against all three crews, the best finish the program has had at this regatta. In all three races, the crew pulled ahead off the start, and controlled the races through to the finish.

The second varsity eight struggled with their first race on Friday, but found their rhythm on Saturday and raced hard, coming only five seconds behind both George Washington and Dayton.

Both boats are looking forward to racing Bucknell University this weekend in Lewisburg, PA.

—Rebecca Heywood, Team Representative