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April 11, 1998

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The University of Virginia women’s and men’s rowing teams combined for seven first-place finishes, a pair of seconds and a third-place finish as the Cavaliers captured the Gilbert H. Hood, Jr., Point Trophy for the second consecutive year at the 11th Annual George Washington Invitational Crew Classic on Saturday (April 11) on the Potomac River.

Virginia totaled 68 team points, while the United States Naval Academy and Georgetown finished tied for second with 65 points in the 12-team competition.

UVa’s women’s team won seven races. Virginia won the Women’s Varsity Eight Bowl for the fourth consecutive year. The Cavaliers won with a time of 5:41.63, 57 seconds faster than its winning time in last year’s event. George Washington was second at 5:43.83 and Georgetown third at 5:48.62.

Virginia’s women’s team also won the varsity four (6:37.00), the second varsity eight (6:05.49), the varsity lightweight eight (5:58.98), the novice eight (6:08.6), the second novice eight (6:12.36) and the novice four (7:04.0). A UVa boat also finished second in the varsity four competition with a time of 6:45.60.

Virginia’s men’s club team finished second in the novice eight (5:37.18) behind Navy (5:32.88) and the Cavaliers were third (6:17.62) in the varsity four behind Georgetown (5:53.37) and Navy (5:56.67).

The UVa women compete against Princeton and Yale in Princeton, N.J., on April 18.

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