INDIANAPOLIS – Washington advanced all three of its boats to the A/B semifinals and Washington State’s varsity four also qualified Friday on the first day of the women’s NCAA Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park.
The Huskies’ varsity eight and second varsity eight boats were second in their heats while their varsity four won its heat.
The Cougars’ varsity four boat was second in its heat. Their varsity eight boat was fourth in its heat and third in its repechage while their second varsity eight was fifth and fourth, respectively. Those two boats will race in C/D semifinal races today.
Gonzaga made the first NCAA appearance in program history. The Bulldogs’ varsity eight boat placed fifth and sixth in its heat and repechage, respectively, with the second varsity eight finishing fifth and sixth, and the varsity four finishing sixth twice. All three boats will compete in the C/D semifinals.
The top three boats in each of today’s A/B semifinal races advance to Sunday’s Grand Final with the others going into the Petite Final.
The top three boats in today’s C/D semifinals move on to Sunday’s C final with the others racing in the D final.