Cal Women's CrewTravels to San Diego Crew Classic
April 2, 2002
CAL TRAVELS TO CREW CLASSIC: The Cal women's crew will make its annual pilgrimage to Mission Bay in San Diego to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, April 6-7. Racing is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
CAL WOMEN'S CREW 2002: After its third-consecutive team invitation to the NCAA Championships Regatta, Cal women's crew is established as one of the premier programs in the country, and looks to challenge for the 2002 national title. Fourth-year head coach Dave O'Neill returns nearly his entire team from 2001, which placed sixth at NCAAs last May.The youth which marked last season has developed into experience, as 18 of the 20 rowers who competed at the 2001 NCAA Championships return. These athletes are more skilled and seasoned, and O'Neill is proud and impressed with the development of the squad.
COMPETITION: The Bears will be up against the traditionally strong field at San Diego. Below are the preliminary lane assignments for the heats on April 6. The top finishers in each heat advance to the grand finals on April 7.
Women's Varsity: (3 to final)
Heat 1 (08:20): UW, Virginia, Stanford, Texas, Wash. St., Miami, Navy
Heat 2 (08:30): Ohio St., USC, Cal, Clemson, Oregon St., Notre Dame, Tulsa
Women's JV: (2 to final)
Heat 1 (10:10): Sac. St., Virginia, Kan. St., N. Carolina, UCI, Ohio St., USD
Heat 2 (10:20): Minnesota, SDSU, UW, USC, SMU, Clemson, Oregon St.
Heat 3 (10:30): Duke, Texas, UCSD, Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford
Women's Novice: (2 to final)
Heat 1 (11:00): Wash. State, Texas, UCSD, Cal, Stanford, UC Davis, UCSC
Heat 2 (11:15): Duke, Virginia, Pacific, USD, UCLA, Orange Coast, USC
Heat 3 (11:30): SMU, UW, Kansas State, SDSU, Loyola, Sac State, Oregon St.
CAL IN THE POLLS: Cal expects to be ranked in the Top 10 when the first CRCA/USROWING Coaches Poll is released on April 3.
TENTATIVE SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC LINEUPS:
Varsity Eightcox: Shaina Kennedystr.: Molly Denning7 Megan Cooke6 Khobi Brooklyn5 Laura Terheyden4 Shelle Orem3 Ariana Canova2 Martha Helgelandbow Erin Sanford