UW freshmen reach Henley quarterfinals
The Washington freshman rowers continued their run at the Henley Regatta with another dominant effort on the River Thames, knocking off...
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The Washington freshman rowers continued their run at the Henley Regatta with another dominant effort on the River Thames, knocking off England's Reading University by 3 ¼ lengths on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the added challenge of a brisk headwind, the Huskies were first on the 2,112-meter course in suburban London.
Once again, the Huskies came off the starting line with the lead. By continuing to lay on the power, the Huskies pulled away from their British counterparts by the halfway point.
With two wins, the Huskies now move on to face Harvard, which advanced by defeating England's Newcastle in Friday's quarterfinals. Washington and Harvard raced twice this year, with the Huskies powering past the Eastern Sprints champs in both the IRA semifinal and Grand Final.
Meanwhile, five more Huskies are headed to the Olympics as Rowing Canada Aviron officially announced its lineup for the 2012 London Games.
The Washington contingent includes Conlin McCabe, Rob Gibson, Will Crothers, Anthony Jacob and Dave Calder.
Dickinson wins Women's State Am
Karin Dickinson of Mukilteo finished at 11-over-par 230 to win the Washington State Women's Amateur by seven strokes at Rainier Golf and Country Club.
Mallory Kent of Tukwila and Kristen Rue of Gig Harbor tied for second at 18-over 237.
Yasue Alkins of Lacey shot 76 to win the Senior Women's Amateur with a 12-over 234. She also won in 2009. Alison Murdoch was second at 16-over 238, four strokes ahead of Fircrest's Ginny Burkey, the 2011 champ.
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