Ithaca (N.Y.) College and Temple University made themselves at home on te Potomac River yesterday by winning nine of 10 races with area college crews.
Georgetown University managed to capture just the novice four matchup in eight races with Ithaca. George Washington dropped both its races with Temple.
GW's varsity gave Temple a battle in the heavyweights, leading by nearly a length at the midpoint of the 2,000-meter course. But the Owls overtook GW in the third 500 meters and held on to win by three-tenths of a second in 5:55 on the fast river.
Georgetown, on the other hand, found itself a length behind only 10 strokes into its varsity heavyweight race. After 24 seconds Georgetown's sixth man had his seat jump its slide and the Hoyas limped home using seven oars, 33 seconds behind Ithica, which clocked it at 3:41.3.
Georgetown's only winning crew, the novice four, clocked 7:15 for a nine-second victory.
In the closest race of the day, Ithaca's women's four nipped Georgetown by one-tenth of a second with a 3:26.5 time for 1,000 meters.
Ithica started strong and was not challenged in the othr races.
Ithaca's freshman heavyweights won by eight boat lengths in 5:44, the varsity lightweights won by four lengths in 5:46, and the freshman lightweights won by five lengths in 6:05.
Ithaca's lightweights beat both its heavyweights and the Hoyas heavyweights in the junior varsity race.
Ithaca's national small-college champion women's eights defeated Georgetown by eight seconds in a 1,000-meter race, clocking 3:06.
Temple's junior varsity eights were timed in 6:02 for a seven-length victory over George Washington.