Women's Crew Sixth At Pac-10s

May 13, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - - Oregon State's time of 7:11.60 was enough to earn the Beavers sixth-place at the Pacific-10 Women's Rowing Championships on Sunday at the 2,000-meter Lake Natoma course in Sacramento.

Washington proved to be the fastest boat in a field that included four of the nation's top 20 teams. The fifth-ranked Huskies claimed the win in the varsity eight race by half a length to beat out No. 4 USC by just over three seconds with a time of 6:40.60. No. 10 California followed USC in 6:51.00, then Stanford in 6:58.39 and No. 20 Washington State in 7:05.00.

The young varsity eight, which features three sophomore rowers, began its day with a second-place finish in its heat race, as the Beavers turned in a time of 7:18.89, which was 6.39 seconds behind Washington State.

OSU's varsity four proved to be the highlight of the championships for the Beavers, as the four took second in the Grand Finals behind Washington.

OSU pulled out to an open-water lead over Washington State by the 1,000-meter mark and held off the Cougars to secure second by finishing in 7:50.50.

OSU's second varsity finished 17 seconds ahead of the Stanford boat, but ended up fifth in its Grand Final. Washington captured the title in 7:06.79, a length ahead of Washington State at 7:10.39.

The battle for second came down to the wire with Washington State and Cal, as the Cougars edged the Bears by a nose 7:10.39-7:11.60.

The novice boat took third by nearly a length over Stanford with a time of 7:17.70. Washington State continued its strong showing at the Pac-10s with a win in 6:59.29, while Washington wound up second.

TIMES

V8 - 1. Washington 6:40.60, 2. USC 6:43.70, 3. Cal 6:51.00, 4. Stanford 6:58.39, 5. Washington State 7:05.00, 6. Oregon State 7:11.60.

2V8 - 1. Washington 7:06.79, 2. Washington State 7:10.39, 3. Cal 7:11.60, 4. USC 7:21.29, 5. OSU 7:25.29, 6. Stanford 7:42.20.

NOVICE 8 - 1. Washington State 6:59.29, 2. Washington 7:06.20, 3. OSU 7:17.70, 4. Cal 7:21.39, 5. Stanford 7:21.70, 6. Cal-Davis 7:34.89.

V4 - 1. Washington 7:41.60, 2. OSU 7:50.50, 3. Washington State 7:55.60, 4. Cal 7:59.39, 5. St. Mary's 8:11.89, 6. San Diego State 8:21.10.

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