News

WWU finishes 2-3-4 at Windemere Cup races

WWU finishes 2-3-4 at Windemere Cup races

File Photo: Western Washington University Crew team. Photo: KPUG/Courtesy of WWU Athletics

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Western Washington University women’s rowing team placed second, third and fourth in events at the 28th Annual Windermere Cup races Saturday on Lake Washington.

The races are held as part of the celebration of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season. More than 800 rowers compete in the prestigious event.

“The call it a spectacle and that’s basically what it is down there,” said WWU coach John Fuchs (16th year). “Overall, it was a pretty good for us. The kids are improving. We didn’t win anything, but I thought we had some pretty good racing for sure.”

WWU’s varsity eight competed in the Erickson Cascade Cup against host University of Washington. The Huskies’ second eight was clocked in a winning time of 6:45.4 with the Vikings second in 7:05.7.

“That was a really good crew they were going against,” Fuchs said. “It was a long shot for us to win that event, and we knew it, but we wanted to put together a good performance and I think they were pretty happy with it.”

WWU’s second eight was in the four-boat College Open 8 race. Seattle U. won in 7:20.3, less than two seconds ahead of a Washington entry (7:22.6). Another Washington boat was third, followed by the Vikings in 7:50.6.

In the varsity four race, WWU’s B boat was third in 8:19.3. Two Washington shells placed one-two with times of 7:36.9 and 7:40.9, respectively, and Seattle U. was fourth (8:58.6). The Vikings’ A shell was unable to make it to the starting line.

“It was a great experience, something they’ll never forget,” said Fuchs in summation.

WWU, ranked No.2 in the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing NCAA Division II national poll, takes a week off from competition before traveling to Edmund, Okla. to face host Central Oklahoma and Seattle Pacific on May 17.

2014 Windemere Cup Results – Montlake Cut, Seattle, Wash.

V8 Erickson Cascade Cup – 1. Washington 6:45.4, 2. Western Washington 7:05.7

2V8 – College Open 8 – 1. Seattle U. 7:20.3, 2. Washington-A 7:22.6, 3. Washington-B NT, 4. Western Washington 7:50.6

V4 – 1. Washington-A 7:36.9, 2. Washington-B 7:40.9, 3. Western Washington-B 8:19.3, 4. Seattle U. 8:58.6

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 15

lone

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Sports

SNF on KPUG: Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

The Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night to spoil their Levi's Stadium debut.

in Sports

The Associated Press Top 25

football genric image

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll

in Local Sports

Gates’ 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers talks with tight end Antonio Gates, left, during warmup before facing the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Diego.

San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field

in Sports

NFL week 2 scoreboard

A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

All the scores from week 2 in the National Football League