Georgetown's junior varsity lightweight eight scored an impressive victory over Western Ontario, the Hoya women's junior varsity eight won a gold medal and the school's women's varsity eight won the petite final today in the 42nd annual Dad Vail Regatta on the calm Schuvlkill.
Despite the victories, the Hoyas, third in the point standings last year, lacked the overall point strength to compete for the Counvill Cup, emblematic of overall supremacy, and finished with 20 points for seventh place. More than 1,800 oarsmen from 56 colleges competed in the world's largest regatta.
Trinity of Connecticut, after a victory in the men's varisty lightweight eight, used a second-place in the men's varsity eights, the day's final event, to overcome Western Ontario. Trinity finished with 39 points, Western Ontario with 36 and defending champion Coast Guard 35. Massachusetts (30), Marietta of Ohio (28) and Florida Institute of Technology (22) also led the Hoyas.
The Georgetown lightweights covered the 2,000-meter course in 7:33.9, 1.1 ahead of the favored Canadians. The women's junior varsity eight won by two boat lengths over St. Joseph's with Marietta and Wesleyan, Conn., each within three boat lengths of the winner.
The Georgetown women's varsity eight covered the course in 7:300, defeating New Hampshire by three boat lengths.
Georgetown also finished second to New Hampshire in the women's lightweight coxed four and George Washington was second in the men's junior varsity petite final behind Temple.
Navy's women's varsity eight finished thired for the second consecutive year and Trinity of Washington, D.C., was fourth in the women's varsity eight petite behind Georgetown.