SEATTLE, Wash. – No. 12 Stanford squared off against No. 3 Washington in head-to-head action Saturday on the Montlake Cut in Seattle.
“I thought our guys came out and gave us a hopeful performance,” said head coach Craig Amerkhanian. “We came out fast and Washington is a very good team. We are in a good place to keep improving and take that next step to build towards the end of the season.”
The Cardinal’s first race was the varsity eight. The Huskies got off to a clean start and Stanford was right with them through the first 500 meters of the race. Washington would end up pulling away as the race went on to win by 10 seconds. The Cardinal crossed the finish line in 5:48.26.
The second varsity eight could not keep up with Washington’s boat. With a time of 6:15.39, Stanford would come in almost 22 seconds behind the Huskies.
Washington sent its freshmen eight up against Stanford’s third varsity eight in the other race on Saturday. The Cardinal posted a time of 6:10.33, but the Huskies raced to victory in a time of 5:50.41.
Stanford will now travel to Vancouver, Wash. for more racing on Sunday. The Cardinal will have three races against No. 18 Oregon State starting at 8:30 a.m.
April 12, 2014
1. Washington – 5:38.19
2. Stanford – 5:48.26
Third Varsity Eight
1. Washington – 5:50.41
2. Stanford – 6:10.33
Second Varsity Eight
1. Washington – 5:53.28
2. Stanford – 6:15.39