No. 1 Bears Fall To Tough Husky Crew in Seattle

April 26, 2003

SEATTLE, WA - The No. 1 Cal varsity eight lost by 3/4 of a length Saturday to the defending national champions. The race was neck and neck through 1600 meters with neither boat taking more than a two seat advantage. The crews were battling it out and with 400 meters to go, the Huskies surged ahead. Cal could not respond eventually falling to Washington by 2.7 seconds.

'That was a fantastic race with two terrific crews.' said Cal Coach Dave O'Neill. 'Over the last 300 meters Washington showed why they are the defending champs. They were the better crew today. We have a fast crew, and this race shows that we have work to do in the weeks ahead.'

Cal's 2nd varsity eight also fell to the Huskies by 3.0 seconds. The varsity four commanded their race against two Husky crews winning by 7.7 seconds. And finally the Novice eight won their race handily by 9.4 seconds.

Varsity Eight -- 1, UW 6:41.9. 2, Cal 6:44.6.

Cal lineup -- cox: Shaina Kennedy, Ariana Canova, Martha Helgeland,Kaylan Vander Schilden, Shelle Orem, Laura Terheyden, Khobi Brooklyn, Erin Sanford, Hilarie Martin.

UW lineup -- cox: Anne Hessburg, Lauren Estevenin, Carrie Stasiak,Adrienne Hunter, Heidi Hurn, Jessica Harm, Erin Curry, Mary Reeves, YvonnekeStenken.

2nd Varsity Eight -- 1, UW 6:50.2. 2, Cal 6:53.2.

Cal lineup -- cox: Kate Goodman, Ashley Peterson, Elyse Lerum, Teresa Oja,Emily Burkett, Jessica Patak, Karin Clifton, Ona Johnson, Andrea McDermott

UW lineup -- cox: Megan Mach, Sanda Hangan, Courtney Matson, Alina Tabacaru,Amanda Jensen, Margaret Henry, Gemma Edward-Aron, Signe Johannes, Michael Kohan.

Varsity Four -- 1, Cal 7:21.1. 2, UW 'A' 7:28.8. 3, UW 'B' 7:41.1.

Cal lineup -- cox: Remy Hitomi, Jane Griffith, Kelly Tilmanis, Liz Youngs, Hilary Meu.

UW 'A' lineup -- cox: Dana Ryan, Lindsay Schwarz, Nicole Mazikowski,Katherine Ramos, Lisa Krikava.UW 'B' lineup -- cox: Katie Peyer, Karen Etsell, Ilia Ash, Eva Hershaw,Alaina Garrie.

Novice Eight -- 1, Cal 7:05.2. 2, UW 7:14.6.

Cal lineup -- cox: Azieb Tesfai, Shawna Walchenback, Erin Reinhardt,Ashley Smith, Megan Reitz, Sabine Zimmerman, Heidi Cole,Nathasha LaBelle, Kelly Segars.

UW lineup -- cox: Eva Anderson, Courtney Mitchell, Kim Matz, Katie Ball,Allison DePalma, Marah Connole, Megan Kalmoe, Jessica Ahlering, Olivia Morrow.

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