Bears To Race In Windermere Crew Classic
March 26, 2003
BERKELEY - The Cal women's crew team will join others from around the country at the Windermere Crew Classic on Saturday March 29th and Sunday the 30th. The Classic, hosted by Stanford is to be held at Redwood Shores, in Redwood City, California.
The participating schools are: Stanford, Harvard, Navy, Michigan State, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Ohio State, Sacramento State, Virginia, U.C. Davis, and USC.
Cal looks to perform well after coming off sound victories over the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia last weekend.
CAL DEFEATS VICTORIA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA: In their first competition this spring the Cal Women defeated both squads from Canada over 2000 meters March while battling heavy headwinds. It was the first test for the Bears this spring, and with the victory they look forward to next weekend and the Windermere Crew Classic.
RECAP: The Cal varsity eight and 2nd varsity eight stroked to double-digit time victories over both the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia. The closest race of the day was between Cal's 3rd varsity eight and the U. of Victoria lightweight varsity eight. Cal edged the Vikes by 1.6 seconds.
CAL WOMEN'S CREW 2003: After its fourth-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 2003 national title. Fifth-year head coach Dave O'Neill returns nearly his entire team from 2002, which placed third at NCAAs last May. The youth which marked last season has developed into experience, as 18 of the 20 rowers who competed at the 2002 NCAA Championships return. These athletes are more skilled and seasoned, and O'Neill is proud and impressed with the development of the squad.
Directions & Parking InformationFrom South: Take 101 North. Exit Holly Street. Follow signs for Redwood Shores Parkway. At second traffic signal, turn left on Twin Dolphin Drive.
From North: Take 101 South. Exit Ralston/Belmont. Follow signs for Marine World Parkway. At second traffic signal, turn right on Twin Dolphin Drive.
From East Bay via Highway 92: Take Highway 92 West to 101 South. Exit Ralston/Belmont. Follow signs for Marine World Parkway. At second traffic signal. Turn right on Twin Dolphin Drive.
Free parking is available in surrounding Redwood Shores lots.