No. 1 Bears Varsity Eight Upset By No.4 Washington at Pac-10 Championships

May 18, 2003

RANCHO CORDOVA - Cal's Varsity Eight lost the Pac-10 Championship for the first time in five years today in Rancho Cordova. The Bears were challenged by a hard charging Washington crew and finished 2.4 seconds short of victory. Cal took the JV 8, Frosh/Novice 8 and Varsity 4 championships and finished the day with the overall points victory despite losing the marquee race. Next for the Bears is the Intercollegiate Rowing Championship in New Jersey on May 29-31.

Pac-10 Rowing ChampionshipsSunday, May 18, 2003Lake Natoma; Rancho Cordova, Calif.(all races were 2,000 meters)

FINAL TEAM STANDINGSMen1, California 68. 2, Oregon State 54. 3, Washington 53. 4, Stanford 49. 5, Washington State 18. 6, UCLA 15. 7, Oregon 5.

GRAND FINAL RACE RESULTS

Men's Varsity Eight1, Washington 5:45.1. 2, California 5:47.5. 3, Oregon State 5:52.6. 4, Stanford 5:53.4. 5, UC Davis 6:04.5. 6, USC 6:09.6.

Men's Junior Varsity Eight1, California 5:52.2. 2, Washington 5:57.3. 3, Stanford 6:05.2. 4, Oregon State 6:09.2. 5, Orange Coast College 6:12.2. 6, UC Davis 6:23.9.

Men's Varsity Four1, California 6:43.7. 2, Washington 6:45.7. 3, UC San Diego 6:58.1. 4, San Diego State 7:05.7. 5. Oregon Sate 7:10.0. 6, Stanford 7:16.3. 7, Sacramento State 7:33.8.

Men's Novice Eight1. California 5:58.3; 2. OregonState 6:06.8; 3. UC Davis 6:11.8; 4. Stanford 6:12.2; 5. Orange Coast College 6:12.8; 6. UC San Diego 6:30.1.

HEAT RACE RESULTS

Men's Varsity EightHeat 1 -- 1, California 6:08.1. 2, USC 6:12.4. 3, Long Beach State 6:19.3. 4, UC San Diego 6:27.1. 5, San Diego State 6:31.7.

Heat 2 -- 1, Washington 6:06.7. 2, UC Davis 6:12.2. 3, Santa Clara 6:17.7. 4, Washington State 6:22.1. 5, Loyola Marymount 6:25.3.

Heat 3 -- 1, Stanford 6:09.9. 2, Oregon State 6:12.8. 3, UCLA 6:19.5. 4, Sacramento State 6:24.4.

Men's Junior Varsity EightHeat 1 -- 1, Washington, 6:17.2. 2, Stanford 6:22.8. 3, UC Davis 6:30.0. 4, Santa Clara 6:34.3. 5, Washington State 7:06.0.

Heat 2 -- 1, California 6:13.1. 2, Orange Coast College 6:20.6. 3, Oregon State 6:25.5. 4, Long Beach State 6:41.5. 5, UCLA 6:51.6.

Men's Varsity FourHeat 1 -- 1, Washington 6:51.7. 2, Stanford 7:13.3. 3, San Diego State 7:16.5. USC scratched.

Heat 2 -- 1, UC San Diego 6:48.2. 2, California 6:50.5. 3, San Diego State 6:54.1. 4, Oregon State 7:08.2.

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