June 2, 2014 in Sports

WSU finishes 14 in NCAA rowing championships


The Washington State women’s rowing team placed 14th out of 22 teams as the NCAA championships concluded on Sunday at Indianapolis’ Eagle Creek Park

The Cougars’ second varsity eight placed 11th overall after a fifth-place finish in the petite final. The varsity eight boat finished 15th after a third-place effort in the C final. The varsity four boat won its C final and was 13th overall.

Washington was seventh overall while Ohio State won the championship.

Men’s rowing

Washington’s men’s crew team won its fourth straight national championship in the varsity eight and also won championships in the varsity four and freshman eight races at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta in West Windsor, New Jersey.

In the grand final, the Huskies finished in 5 minutes, 37.113 seconds. Brown was second in 5:39.626.

Washington was the overall points champion for the eighth consecutive year.

Gonzaga was sixth in the varsity eight fourth-level final and 24th overall and also sixth in the junior varsity eight third-level final and 18th overall.

Junior golf

Sierra Kersten of Spokane was the top area finisher with a fifth place in the girls 16-18 division at the Pacific Northwest Junior PGA Championship played at Lake Spanaway Golf Club in Tacoma. Kersten (Lewis and Clark) finished with a two-round total of 151, nine strokes behind the winner.

The top area finisher in the boys 16-18 division was Michael Brutocau (Gonzaga Prep) at 148, nine strokes back of the winner.

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