Rowing Varsity Eight Places Second in Petite Final at Murphy Cup
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Rowing Varsity Eight Places Second in Petite Final at Murphy Cup

PHILADELHIA, Pa . - Competing at the Murphy Cup on the Schuylkill River Saturday, the George Mason rowing team produced a strong showing with three boats advancing to the finals after preliminary heats. The Patriots' varsity eight placed second in the petite final behind Colgate.

Mason raced a novice 8, novice 4, JV 8 and varsity 8 in the second-largest intercollegiate regatta. The novice 8, JV 8 and varsity 8 each earned final berths after second-place finishes in the preliminary heats.

In the finals, the novice 8 finished in fifth place in 7:18.42 behind Delaware and first-place St. Josephs which finished in 7:01.68. In the JV8, Mason crossed in 7:06.56 in sixth behind Drexel and again first-place St. Josephs. After a second-place finish in the varsity 8 heat 3, the Patriots earned a petite final berth. Mason claimed second finishing in 6:58.34. Colgate took first narrowly in 6:58.11.

Mason returns to competition racing against Dayton on April 2 in Washington, D.C. For complete results, click here .

Women's Collegiate Novice 8+ Heat 1

1st     Delaware                7:05.15
2nd    George Mason        7:15.16
3rd    Susquehanna          7:52.02
4th    Pittsburgh               7:53.92
5th    UNC Wilmington     8:02.71

Women's Collegiate Novice 4+ Heat 3
1st    George Washington    8:07.49
2nd    George Mason          8:20.16
3rd    Old Dominion            9:06.08
4th    Marist                      9:14.55

Women's Collegiate JV 8+ Heat 2
1st    Rutgers                 6:48.14
2nd    Drexel                  6:51.07
3rd    George Mason       6:53.50
4th    Marist                   7:00.48
5th    Bucknell                7:03.05
6th    Lehigh                   7:09.75

Women's Collegiate Varsity 8+ Heat 3

1st    Navy                       6:37.93
2nd    George Mason        6:41.56
3rd    Jacksonville            6:43.32
4th    Temple                   6:45.88
5th    Robert Morris         7:25.08
6th    Pittsburgh              7:32.17

Women's Collegiate Novice 8+ Final
1st    St. Joseph's        7:01.68
2nd    Drexel                7:05.21
3rd    Villanova             7:06.52
4th    Delaware             7:07.54
5th    George Mason     7:18.42
6th    Navy                   7:27.55

Women's Collegiate JV 8+ Final
1st    St. Josephs          6:45.88
2nd    Bucknell              6:47.44
3rd    Delaware              6:53.68
4th    Rutgers                7:02.78
5th    Drexel                  7:05.74
6th    George Mason      7:06.56

Women's Collegiate Varsity 8+ Petite Final
1st    Colgate                 6:58.11
2nd    George Mason      6:58.34
3rd    Jacksonville          7:02.49
4th    Delaware              7:05.87
5th    Temple                 7:07.25
6th    Marist                  7:07.97

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