Stanford Men Finish 4th In Championships

May 19, 2002

Stanford Men's Crew competed in the Pac-10 Conference Championship at Lake Natoma on Sunday. Racing with a second half surge, the Cardinal closed the gap on Oregon St. to 2.9 seconds. This push earned the Varsity 8 a second consecutive 4th place Pac-10 finish.

Coach Craig Amerkhanian was pleased with the team's performance against the strongest field in Championship history. Washington entered the regatta as the nation's top ranked team, followed by number 2 Cal and number 8 Oregon St.

The Stanford men started slowly in the afternoon final which took place in a driving rainstorm. As the race progressed, the strength of Cal and Washington separated the racing. Stanford and OSU were left with each other. Down by eight seats at the thousand, Stanford came to life. The margin closed to three seats before OSU secured third place, seven seats up. Cal earned its fifth consecutive championship with a come from behind victory over Washington. UW was up by as much as six seats and was still leading with 400 meters to go. The .9 second margin was the closet Varsity final in memory. The Stanford frosh finished fourth, 4.7 seconds behind Cal and 2 seconds behind OSU. Winner Washington was 10 seconds up on the field.

The Stanford 2V had a disappointing fifth place finish, losing to UC Davis for the first time this season. Cal defeated Washington and OSU handily to win the 2V. Next up for the Stanford men is the IRA National Championship, May 30-June 1 at Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Pacific-10 Conference Men's Crew Championships

Sunday, May 19, 2002

At Rancho Cordova, California (Lake Natoma)

Freshmen/Novice Heat One --- Washington 6:13.2, Stanford 6:15.9, UC San Diego 6:17.9, Santa Clara 6:31.2, San Diego State 6:46.5.

Freshmen/Novice Heat Two --- California 6:07.6, Oregon State 6:10.6, UC Davis 6:19.3, UCLA 6:25.0, Saint Mary's 6:30.7.

Second Varsity Eight Heat One --- California 6:14.6, Stanford 6:22.0, UC Davis 6:22.7, Sacramento State 6:40.6, Washington State 6:50.7.

Second Varsity Eight Heat Two --- Washington 6:15.7, Oregon State 6:25.7, Washington State 6:28.9, UCLA 6:41.2.

Varsity Eight Heat One --- Washington 6:05.4, UC Davis 6:08.2, Stanford 6:11.0, Long Beach State 6:17.0, Sacramento State 6:19.9, UCLA 6:20.6, San Diego State 6:56.5.

Varsity Eight Heat Two --- California 6:05.3, Oregon State 6:09.6, Western Washington 6:12.1, Santa Clara 6:15.7, Washington State 6:18.4, UC San Diego 6:23.8.

Freshmen/Novice Petite Final --- UCLA 6:51.8, Saint Mary's 6:53.2, Santa Clara 6:57.4, San Diego State 7:12.1.

Freshmen/Novice Grand Final --- Washington 6:20.6, California 6:29.6, Oregon State 6:32.3, Stanford 6:34.3, UC Davis 6:43.1, UC San Diego 6:45.2.

Second Varsity Eight Petite Final --- Sacramento State 6:58.9, UCLA 7:06.1, Washington State 7:12.4.

Second Varsity Eight Grand Final --- California 6:14.2, Washington 6:25.1, Oregon State 6:39.0, UC Davis 6:50.7, Stanford 6:54.6, Western Washington 6:55.1.

Varsity Eight Petite Final --- Santa Clara 6:40.4, Washington State 6:41.5, Long Beach State 6:42.0, Sacramento State 6:42.7, UCLA 6:45.9, UC San Diego 6:46.8, San Diego State 7:34.0.

Varsity Eight Grand Final --- California 5:53.4, Washington 5:54.3, Oregon State 6:06.9, Stanford 6:09.8, UC Davis 6:19.6, Western Washington 6:21.4.

Pacific Coast Men's Crew Championships

Saturday, May 18, 2002

At Rancho Cordova, California (Lake Natoma)

Collegiate Novice Four Heat One --- Santa Clara 7:02.0, California 7:14.1, Saint Mary's 7:14.5, Chapman 7:19.8, UC San Diego 7:26.8, Humboldt State 8:29.6.

Collegiate Novice Four Heat Two --- Stanford 7:05.2, San DIego State 7:06.7, UCLA 7:08.7, Sacramento State 7:11.7, Loyola Marymount 7:22.2.

Collegiate Novice Four Final --- Santa Clara 7:26.4, Stanford 7:36.1, California 7:38.3, San DIego State 7:44.5, UCLA 7:50.0, Saint Mary's 7:55.3.

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