Georgetown University, led by its women and lightweights, qualified six of 10 crews today for the final day of the Dad Vail Regatta, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on the Schuylkill.
The Georgetown women's varsity eight won its 2,000-meter heat in 7:11, with runner-up Navy (7:16.9) also qualifying among the 19 entrants for Saturday's semifinal. Virginia won its heat to qualify in 7:19.2 and Trinity (Conn.), which beat Georgetown three weeks ago, won the remaining heat in 7:03.2.
Navy captured a junior varsity women's eights heat in 7:29.4 in which the Hoyas, finishing fourth and last, failed to qualify. The Georgetown novice eight clocked 7:30.2 for the fastest time among 12 first-year boats fighting for six final spots.
The Georgetown men's varsity lightweights, junior varsity and freshman eights all advanced to the finals, the JV getting a bye. The Hoya coxed pair also got a free pass to the finals.
The varsity lightweights were the first GU men's varsity crew to make the Dad Vail finals since 1971. But the heavyweights failed to qualify in varsity, freshman and coxed four events. George Washington also missed the varsity eights final.