Photo: WWU Athletics
Vikings post solid bounceback performance vs. Stanford lightweights
April 21, 2018
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – The Western Washington University rowing team went up against the top-ranked Stanford Lightweights Saturday morning on Redwood Lagoon.
Stanford, the three-time defending IRA national lightweight champions, clipped the Vikings in all three races with the regatta featuring one Varsity 8+ entry and two Varsity 4+ crews.
“I felt like the crew had a niece bounceback performance today and we showed good focus,” said head coach John Fuchs, in his 20th-season guiding the Vikings. “It was a great regatta to be part of and to see UW and Cal race before us. Stanford did a great job hosting.”
The Vikings return to action next weekend with the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships (WIRA) on Lake Natoma in Gold River, California, just outside of Sacramento.
THE RACE RESULTS
Here are race results from the dual regatta between WWU and Stanford Lightweights:
Race Varsity 8+ Varsity 4+ (A Race) Varsity 4+ (B Race)
1st Stanford (6:32.9) Stanford (7:34.4) Stanford (7:31.6)
2nd WWU (6:41.6) WWU (7:43.8) WWU (8:06.1)