Vikings Take Home Team Points Award!
This past weekend the Vikings had a very successful race on Dexter Lake in Oregon. The team came away with 4 wins: Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+, Novice 8+, and Novice 4+. The day of racing started out with a decisive open water lead in the V8+ over Sanoma State, a crew that the team rarely sees outside of California racing. It was followed by another win by the N4+ that not only bested the field in their heat, but posted the fastest time in both heats by 6 seconds. Next came a win by the V4+ that both took their heat and posted the fastest time between the 2 heats by 4 seconds. In one of the more surprising and exciting races of the day, both of Western’s N8+’s finished 1 & 2 in a 4 boat field, with the 2N8+ besting the 3rd place competitor by 40 seconds! To cap off a great day of racing, the Vikings (Men & Women) took home the team points efficiency award, which measured how well all the boats placed vs. their competitors. The dominance of the crew this past weekend was long overdue and the boats are finding their speed just in time for championship racing, starting with WIRA’s on Lake Natoma the weekend of April 26th. You can check out results of this last weekend’s racing HERE.