PLU Splits Meyer Lamberth Races With UPS

A view inside the boathouse.

AMERICAN LAKE - Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound split the results at Sunday's Meyer Lamberth Cup, and both featured races were decided by about two seconds.

The Lamberth Cup featured the women's varsity 4+ boats and went to the Lutes, clocked in 8:40.0 compared to 8:42.1 for the Loggers. PLU's win ended a string of nine consecutive defeats to the UPS rowers.

The Meyer Cup between the men's varsity 8+ boats was won by Puget Sound for the 11th straight year. The Loggers clocked 6:45.0 to a 6:47.2 for the Lutes. "The Meyer race was a barn burner," PLU head coach Tone Lawver said. "PLU held the lead for the first 1000 meters. The UPS boat took a huge sprint in the last 250 meters and the Lutes responded in kind with their own sprint but lost the race by about a bow ball and decking."

The Mini Lamberth was a Puget Sound win, 8:34.9 to PLU's 8:51.2, while the Mini Meyer went to PLU, 7:34.6 to the Loggers' 7:41.9.

PLU is back at it next Saturday when it competes at the NCRC Championships on Lake Stevens.

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