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Crew Gets Mixed Results

Georgetown women’s crew team earned two petite first-place finishes in the freshman and varsity four at this past weekend’s Knecht Cup Regatta.

The lightweight men, meanwhile, lost the varsity eight race – and two of three others – to No. 16 Rutgers on Saturday, and their heavyweight counterparts lost all four to No. 7 Navy on Sunday. The sole victory was in the freshman eight, a race in which the Hoyas bested the Scarlet Knights by 2.1 seconds.

The women scored their four-person petite victories by large margins. Georgetown’s women’s varsity four completed the 2,000-meter course in 7:58.5, nearly 11 seconds ahead of second-place Lehigh. Only Kansas and Villanova, respectively first and second in the grand division, finished faster.

The women’s freshman four, meanwhile, earned a time of 8:15.5 and a margin of almost 15 seconds over second-place St. Lawrence. Buffalo emerged victorious in the six-team grand division.

The men did not escape from their final rounds with the same degree of success. On the Raritan River of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers defeated the heavyweights 6:00.9 to 6:06.8 in the varsity eight competition. Georgetown’s second varsity eight and second freshman eight finished 7.9 and 6.5 seconds behind, respectively.

Against Navy – a dominant crew that had bested both Georgetown and Virginia on April 9 in the George Washington University Invitational Crew Classic – the Hoya heavyweights spread a 67.9-second deficit over four races. At home on the Potomac River, the Hoyas fell to the Midshipmen 6:04.6 to 6:09.5 in the first varsity race.

Three additional women’s squads represented Georgetown at the Knecht Cup Regatta. In the grand division of the women’s lightweight eight, the Hoyas finished fifth of five with a time of 7:04.6. The winner was top-ranked Princeton, posting a 6:46.7 mark.

In the grand division of the women’s second varsity eight, Georgetown finished fifth once again, with a time of 7:16.5. The victor was Boston College, which completed the race in 6:59.2. This time, there were six teams in total, and Georgetown bested New Hampshire by more than five seconds.

The final race of the competition was the women’s varsity eight, and Georgetown’s rowers finished second in the petite division. With a time of 6:56.7, they crossed the finish line four seconds after Boston College.

More than 50 teams competed in this year’s regatta, hosted by Villanova. The top prizes for the two varsity eight races went to the Marist men and the UMass women.

The next competitions on Georgetown crew’s calendar are Saturday. The men’s team will head to Philadelphia, where the heavyweights will face Temple and Syracuse and the lightweights will confront Penn and Princeton. The women, meanwhile, will go their separate ways: the heavyweights to Boston to meet MIT and the lightweights to Madison to tackle Wisconsin.

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