Puget Sound Takes Fifth At NCAA Rowing Championship
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - After spending the entire season ranked fifth in the national polls, the Puget Sound Loggers did what was expected of them, taking fifth at the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship on Saturday at Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill, N.J.
The Loggers started out the day in the Third Final as the 2V8+ took second over crews from St. Lawrence and Smith to pick up three points in the team standings. The 2V covered the 2000m course in 7:04.81 to finish about five seconds back of Washington College (Md.).
Without a shell in the petite final, the Loggers turned their attention towards their top boat and the Grand Final. In the final DIII race of the championships, the Loggers battled it out with the second boat from Williams, finishing with a time of 6:47.47, their fastest time of the season. Defending champion Williams took home their fourth national title, winning the gold medal with a time of 6:28.04.
Final Team Standings