No. 8 Varsity Eight Third At Pac-10 Championships

May 18, 2003

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - -

The No. 8 Oregon State men's varsity eight sprinted to third place at the Pacific-10 Championships Sunday afternoon on Lake Natoma, finishing its 2,000-meter race in five minutes, 52.6 seconds.

OSU's novice eight captured second place, the junior varsity fourth, and the varsity four was fifth.

In the varsity eight race, OSU trailed Stanford by a few seats in the battle for third place heading into the final 500 meters, but made a move in the sprint to edge the Cardinal by 0.8 seconds. The Beavers finished 7.5 seconds behind first-place Washington, which upset No. 1 California by 2.4 seconds.

The novice eight was solidly in second place throughout its race, as it defeated third-place Cal-Davis by five seconds with a time of 6:06.8. California won in 5:58.3.

The junior varsity finished fourth, making a move over the final 500 meters to eclipse Orange Coast College with a time of 6:09.2. California, Washington, and Stanford finished ahead of OSU, with Cal winning in 5:52.2

The varsity four finished in 7:10.0 to place fifth, with Cal claiming the win in 6:43.7.

For each boat classification, two to three heats were rowed Sunday morning, and the top six in each classification advanced to the Grand Finals.

Up next for the Beavers are the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, held May 29-June 1 in Camden, N.J. on the Cooper River.

RESULTS

V 8, heat 3 - 1. Stanford 6:09.9; 2. OSU 6:12.8; 3. UCLA 6:19.5; 4. Sacramento State 6:24.4.

V 8, Grand Final - 1. Washington 5:45.1; 2. Cal 5:47.5; 3. OSU 5:52.6; 4. Stanford 5:53.4; 5. UC-Davis 6:04.5; 6. USC 6:09.6.

JV 8, heat 2 - 1. Cal 6:13.1; 2. OSU 6:25.5; 3. Orange Coast 6:20.6; 4. Long Beach St. 6:41.5; 5. UCLA 6:51.6.

JV 8, Grand Final - 1. Cal 5:52.2; 2. Washington 5:57.3; 3. Stanford 6:05.2; 4. OSU 6:09.2; 5. OCC 6:12.2; 6. UCD 6:23.9.

Novice 8, heat 2 - 1. OSU 6:23.3; 2. OCC 6:29.7; 3. UCSD 6:31.8; 4. UCLA 6:40.6.

Novice 8, Grand Final - 1. Cal 5:58.3; 2. OSU 6:06.8; 3. UCD 6:11.8; 4. Stanford 6:12.2; 5. OCC 6:12.8; 6. UCSD 6:30.1.

V 4, heat 2 - 1. Cal 6:50.5; 2. UCSD 6:48.2; 3. SDSU 6:54.1; 4. OSU 7:08.2.

V 4, Grand Final - 1. Cal 6:43.7; 2. Washington 6:45.7; 3. UCSD 6:58.1; 4. SDSU 7:05.7; 5. OSU 7:10.0; 6. Stanford 7:16.3; 7. Sacramento State 7:33.8.

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