Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University women's rowing team's third varsity eight boat finished third on Saturday at the Husky Open held at the Montlake Cut.
"Today was a fun day for the whole team," said Head Coach Andy Foltz. "The 3V did a pretty good job racing especially given the tired legs and residual fatigue from a week of hard training. This was something we thought was a valuable experience for them to go through the Montlake Cut."
The Lutes entered just one boat to the competition with the 3V finishing third after traversing the 2,000-meter course in seven minutes, 38.873 seconds. PLU finished just over seven seconds back of Division I University of Portland and was 19-seconds faster than Division II Seattle Pacific University. D1 Seattle University won the race, clocking a 7:08.671, a time that was faster than the Redhawks' 1V boat.
"They came off the water eager to get better but also happy with what they were able to accomplish today getting third behind a couple strong boats. It was a really fun day for the whole team. Really cool having the 3V be the flagship for the day and we're all looking forward to racing next weekend."
The Lutes return to the water on April 8, with the entire squad competing at the Logger Invitational held at American Lake. Racing is slated to begin at 9 a.m.