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WSU 4 reaches Grand Final

Washington State’s varsity four crew advanced to the Grand Final by placing third in its A/B semifinal on Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in Indianapolis.

The second day of the competition was again hampered by wind, rain and rough waters on Eagle Creek Reservoir that resulted in postponements of some races.

The Cougars will race in today’s varsity four race for first through six places against USC, Virginia, Ohio State, Brown and the Washington Huskies.

WSU’s varsity eight boat won its C/D semifinal and will race in the C final for places 13 through 18 while the Cougars’ second varsity eight had its semifinal postponed until today.

The Huskies were third in their varsity eight A/B semifinal and second in their varsity four A/B semifinal to advance both boats to Grand Finals. Their second varsity eight placed sixth in its semifinal and was relegated to a Petite Final for places 7-12.

Gonzaga’s varsity eight was fifth in its C/D semifinal and will race in today’s D final for places 19-22.

The Bulldogs’ second varsity eight completed their C/D semifinal race and placed third, but two boats were unable to finish the race, which will therefore be re-raced today. Oklahoma’s boat sank in the choppy conditions and the crew had to be gathered up by a rescue launch. Wisconsin’s boat also took on water and couldn’t finish.

The Bulldogs’ varsity four C/D semifinal was postponed.


The Spokane Shine lost their Women’s Premier Soccer League regular-season opener, 2-1, to the Westside Timbers of Beaverton, Ore., at Spokane Falls Community College.