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October 27, 2009

Novice Rowers Have Top Finishes at Fall Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran finished second in a pair of novice races at the Portland Fall Classic regatta held last Saturday on the Willamette River.

In the men's open novice 8+, the Lutes finished in a time of 19:51.78, slightly more than three seconds behind Willamette's winning time of 19:48.61. Seattle U. finished third in the race in a time of 21:35.45.

In the six-boat women's open novice 8+, a pair of PLU crews finished in second and third places. Willamette's A boat won in a time of 22:15.14, followed by PLU A in 22:53.65 and PLU B in 23:26.64.

Pacific Lutheran placed last in the four-team men's open 8+ in a time of 18:38.16, with Oregon State A taking first with a time of 16:33.84. PLU finished sixth out nine boats in the women's open 8+, clocking 20:32.04 compared to the 18:38.46 of the winning Oregon State A boat.

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