Varsity Four Notches Win In Race Against Stanford

April 19, 2003

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - Oregon State's varsity four finished more than two seconds ahead of Stanford Saturday in a head-to-head race as the Beavers No. 15 ranked women's rowing team competed against No. 4 Stanford in the morning and No. 1 California in the afternoon at Redwood Shores, Calif. Oregon State had three races with Stanford and five with California.

OSU's varsity eight finished its morning race with a time of six minutes, 41.1 seconds, and the Cardinal finished in 6:37.3. In the afternoon, Oregon State finished with a time of 6:31.1, and California completed the course in 6:27.8 in its first race of the day.

'The varsity eight improved on their performance in the afternoon,' OSU head coach Charlie Owen said. 'I was pleased that we came back in the second race and raced against the top crew in the country. It was great to be that close and we made some good improvements in the afternoon.'

Against Stanford, the Beavers' second varsity eight boat was about nine seconds off the Cardinal's pace, finishing in 7:01.1. Stanford finished in 6:52.5. OSU's varsity four posted a time of 7:47.5, beating Stanford's time of 7:49.8.

California won all five races in the afternoon. OSU's second varsity eight was five seconds behind the Golden Bears and the novice eight finished 8.4 seconds behind Cal.

'We were overmatched a little by Cal in the afternoon,' Owen said. 'Cal is a very fast crew and has a really solid program. They deserve to be ranked the No. 1 team in the country.'

RESULTS

OREGON STATE VERSUS STANFORD

VARSITY EIGHT: Stanford 6:37.3; Oregon State 6:41.1.

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT: Stanford 6:52.5; Oregon State 7:01.1.

VARSITY FOUR: Oregon State 7:47.5; Stanford 7:49.8.

OREGON STATE VERSUS CALIFORNIA

VARSITY EIGHT: California 6:27.8; Oregon State 6:31.1.

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT: California 6:44.4; Oregon State 6:49.4.

NOVICE EIGHT: California 6:53.0; Oregon State 7:01.4.

VARSITY FOUR: California 7:25.0; Oregon State 7:57.1.

VARSITY FOUR B: California 7:43.0; Oregon State 8:04.2.

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