Lightweight Women's Crew Prevails In Inaugural Competition

March 23, 2002

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The Stanford Lightweight Women's Crew opened its inaugural season with wins over Lightweight crews from Cal and Humboldt State.

In the first race of the day the Stanford Varsity Lightweight boat finished the 2000 Meter race course in a time of 7:19, 23 seconds ahead of Humboldt and 28 seconds ahead of the Cal Lightweights.

Stanford's Lightweight Novice crew also opened its season with a win, finishing in a time of 7:53, 35 seconds ahead of the Cal Lightweight Crew and 46 seconds ahead of Humboldt.

The varsity's final race of the day came against the Sacramento State Varsity (openweight), and the Cal Lightweight Crew. Stanford finished with a time of 7:23, seven seconds behind Sacramento State and 37 seconds ahead of the Cal Lightweight Crew.

Coach Al Acosta remarked, 'Considering that this is our first year of existence, it was nice not only to get the season started on the right foot, but the program as well. The team is looking forward to a solid week of training in preparation for the San Diego Crew Classic where the Varsity will be challenged by, Princeton (defending national champions), Wisconsin, and Villanova, among others.'

Sacramento State Women's Rowing Invitational

(At the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California)

Saturday, March 23

Women's Varsity Eight

Race 1: Sacramento State 6:55.1, Indiana 7:00.1.

Race 2: California 6:48.04, Loyola Marymount 7:09.7.

Race 3: Stanford lightweights 7:19.1, Humboldt State 7:42.1, California lightweights 7:47.1.

Race 4: Sacramento State 7:16.5, Stanford lightweights 7:23.8, California lightweights 8:00.8.

Race 5: California 6:50.8, Indiana 7:22.8, Humboldt State 7:48.2.

Race 6: Loyola Marymount 7:06.3, UC Davis 7:18.7.

Women's Novice Eight

Race 1: Indiana 7:14.4, Sacramento State 7:16.8.

Race 2: California 7:20.0, UC Davis 7:26.0.

Race 3: California lightweights 8:20.3, Humboldt State 8:27.2.

Race 4: California 'B' 7:50.1, Sacramento State 7:55.5.

Race 5: California 7:33.0, Indiana 8:02.6, Humboldt State 8:42.8.

Race 6: Stanford lightweights 7:53.6, California lightweights 8:28.4, Humboldt State 'B' 8:36.3.

Women's Second Varsity Eight

Race 1: California 'C' 6:55.2, Sacramento State 7:18.0.

Race 2: California 6:51.2, Loyola Marymount 7:37.3, Humboldt State 7:51.3.

Race 3: California 7:08.1, Sacramento State 7:33.4.

Race 4: California 'C: 7:03.9, Loyola Marymount 7:41.4, Humboldt State 8:07.2.

Women's Second Novice Eight

Race 1: California 7:29.9, UC Davis 7:50.6, Humboldt State 8:46.1.

Sunday, March 24

Women's Varsity Eight

Race 1: Sacramento State 6:55.4, Loyola Marymount 6:59.3.

Race 2: UC Davis 7:05.5, Indiana 7:07.1.

Women's Novice Eight

Race 1: UC Davis 7:19.0, Indiana 7:26.2.

Race 2: Sacramento State 7:27.4, UC Davis 'B' 7:47.5.

Women's Second Varsity Eight

Race 1: Sacramento State 7:17.8, UC Davis 7:28.0, Loyola Marymount 7:42.8.

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