Thursday, June 14, 2012

Badgers win a rowing title

The Wisconsin women's lightweight rowing team raced to its second straight national title at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, winning the varsity four event Saturday in Camden, N.J.
The Badgers cruised to a 4.830-second victory over Stanford. UW finished in 7 minutes 14.633 seconds, nearly 1:40 faster than its time in the heats Saturday.
UW's team consisted of coxswain Jenna Pavelec, Erin Wyliedden, Sophie Gavell and Lucy Wood, Sofie Ma.
"They were lights out, really did a fantastic job," said Badgers coach Erik Miller.
In the men's competition, top-ranked Washington edged the Badgers for the title in the second varsity eight. The Huskies, who won all five of their races, trailed the Badgers by a seat going into the final 700 meters of the race.
It is good to see Bucky win something that they are not
known for.  GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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