Men's varsity eight, both fours victorious at Charlie Brown Regatta

Men's varsity eight, both fours victorious at Charlie Brown Regatta

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lewis & Clark took second in the women's varsity eight and won the men's varsity four and novice eight as the Pioneers hosted the Charlie Brown Regatta on Saturday.

The Pioneers finished two seconds behind Puget Sound in the women's varsity eight, but 33 seconds faster than Pacific Lutheran's primary boat. Lewis & Clark posted a mark of 14:27.

"Today was a great race for us," said head coach Sam Taylor. "We had wins in the men's varsity four, varsity eight and women's varsity four, plus the men's novice eight."

The men's varsity four beat Oregon's A team by six seconds with a time of 14:48. Lewis & Clark raced the men's novice eight in 15:17 to cross 10 seconds ahead of Puget Sound, while the men's varsity eight was six seconds faster than Oregon at 14:16.

In the women's varsity four, Lewis & Clark was one second faster than Puget Sound at 16:42.

Taylor says the event is a special event for the Pioneers.

"This race is named in honor of Charles S. Brown, and one of the things Charlie loved best was a close boat race," said Taylor. "It was awesome to see so many of our crews mixing it up in close racing today. Some great wins and some close finishes, but most of all learning tons about racing."

In the women's novice eight, the Pios finished third at 19:10.