UW wins at Henley Royal Regatta

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 11:58 AM

HENLEY, England - Three U.S. crews rowed to victory on a blustery final day of the Henley Royal Regatta.

The University of Washington took the Temple Cup for student eights, Harvard University won the Ladies' Plate for elite eights and a U.S. national squad racing as Princeton Training Center captured the Stewards' Cup for international coxless fours.

Washington had little trouble against its Dutch opponent, leading from the start in cruising to 4 1/4-length victory. The Princeton team edged a French national squad by three-quarters of a length.

Harvard took an early lead and had to resist a closing challenge from an English composite crew from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, crossing the line a third of a length up.

 

 

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