No. 7 Women's Crew Advances At Crew Classic

April 7, 2001

The No. 7-ranked Cal women's varsity eight advanced to the grand final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup event at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 7 on Mission Bay. The young group of Bears handled the difficult conditions well and outpaced third-place Notre Dame and fourth-place Texas over the last 1000m to finish second behind Washington.

'I was happy with the performance given the circumstances,' said coach Dave O'Neill. 'We have a young crew and today's tight racing will prepare it for tomorrow's final and beyond.'The Cal varsity will have a rematch with Washington and Notre Dame and face USC and Virginia in the final.

The course was closed and the racing suspended immediately preceding the women's JV heat. After six hours of waiting, the JVs got under weigh at 4:20 p.m. Virginia established themselves early while the Bears and Clemson found themselves in a dog fight for the second qualifying slot. The crews battled seat for seat over the final 1000m before Clemson to Cal by two feet.

In the women's novice event Cal and Stanford got out in front of the field in the early going before the Bears moved out to an open-water lead on the Cardinal. The Bears advanced to Sunday's final and will face off against the other heat winners, Washington State and Washington.

San Diego Crew ClassicApril 7, 20012000 Meters on Mission Bay

Jessop-Whittier Cup-Women's VarsityHeat A-0820Place1 Washington 6:26.032 Cal 6:34.263 Notre Dame 6:34.704 Texas 6:35.585 Stanford 6:41.616 Oregon State 6:44.397 Duke 6:46.51

Heat B-0830Place1 USC 6:28.502 Virginia 6:33.803 Clemson 6:35.914 Washington St 6:36.305 SDSU 6:47.206 Villanova 6:59.127 Sac State 7:10.23

Women's JVHeat A-0950Place1 Washington St 6:51.302 USC 7:01.033 Stanford 7:22.044 Tulsa 7:27.255 Kansas State 7:34.256 Sac State 7:46.757 UCI 7:56.52

Heat B-1000Place1 Washington 6:56.282 Oregon State 7:01.633 Duke 7:10.114 Texas 7:15.435 UC Davis 7:22.846 SDSU 7:39.63

Heat C-1010Place1 Virginia 7:03.502 Clemson 7:10.333 Cal 7:10.354 Notre Dame 7:12.335 Tennessee 7:28.976 Orange Coast 7:29.37

Women's Collegiate NoviceHeat A-1045Place1 Cal 7:25.102 Stanford 7:37.233 SDSU 7:49.074 Kansas State 7:53.205 UCSD 7:57.236 CSULB 8:18.407 Chapman 8:26.29

Heat B-1100Place1 Washington State 7:19.282 Virginia 7:22.103 Oregon State 7:31.944 UCI 7:34.415 Texas 7:44.726 St Marys 7:54.267 USD 8:00.43

Heat C-1110Place1 Washington 7:16.902 UC Davis 7:40.823 Sac State 7:47.574 Orange Coast 7:49.465 USC 7:51.516 UCSB 7:53.937 Santa Clara 8:05.77

San Diego Crew Classic Lineups: Varsity Eight JV Eight Novice EightCox Michelle Mantegani Kate Goodman Brooke SugarmanStroke Khobi Brooklyn Molly Denning Emily Getchel7 Megan Cooke Elyse Lerum Ashley Peterson6 Anne Beaulaurier Teresa Oja Brenda Mueller5 Katie Waller Alison Skelley Ona Johnson4 Martha Helgeland Lorraine Coke Jane Griffith3 Ariana Canova Andrea McDermott Jesse Holland2 Hilarie Martin Patsy McGuire Emily DunnBow Erin Sanford Sarah Lovell Hilary Meu

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