Crew performs well at Lewis & Clark Invitational

Crew performs well at Lewis & Clark Invitational

VANCOUVER, Wash.—Puget Sound Crew competed in its second regatta of the season Saturday, racing in 10 competitions at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash. Many of the men's boats tallied big victories on the day while the women's varsity eight crew remained undefeated against Division III competition.

The Loggers' men's varsity eight boat won the only running of the men's v8 race, finishing the course in 6:46.2 and well ahead of the University of Oregon club team. Puget Sound's second varsity eight crew also competed in that race, finishing in 7:25.5.

The women's varsity eight boat competed in two different races, finishing second both times. In both races they trailed only University of Portland, a Division I school. With their second-place finishes, the Logger women's varsity 8 crew remains undefeated against Division III competition, coming out ahead of Lewis & Clark, Pacific Lutheran, and Willamette.

In women's second varsity eight competition, Puget Sound tallied another victory, beating out host school Lewis & Clark by two seconds. In the second running of the women's 2V8, it was Lewis & Clark who prevailed over Puget Sound, again by just two seconds.

The Logger men also saw victories in the men's varsity four and second varsity four, winning by at least six seconds in each race. The Loggers' novice men's four boat finished second, and the Loggers men's pair boats finished second and third in that contest.

Puget Sound's women's novice four boat also took second place.

Logger Crew is back in action Saturday, April 12, for the Meyer/Laberth Cup races with Pacific Lutheran. It's the 51st running of the dual with Pacific Lutheran crews, one of the biggest events on Puget Sound calendar. Races will start at 9:00 a.m. on American Lake in Lakewood, Wash.