The Washington varsity-eight boat scored a victory over Brown in the Husky Open crew competition Saturday on Montlake Cut.
The Huskies finished first in 5 minutes, 37.8 seconds, while Brown came in at 5:43.9.
“We worked all week to establish a strong base rhythm, where you hold the same boat speed with fewer strokes, and I think we really nailed it,” said coach Michael Callahan.
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From sports-information reports.