No. 2 California Golden Bears Put Three Boats In Finals At Crew Classic

April 2, 2005

Mission Bay, CA - On the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic, the Golden Bears advanced all three boats to the finals tomorrow afternoon.

In the first heat of the Copley Cup, the varsity eight trailed Stanford by less than three seconds throughout the race, and finished in second behind the Cardinal, ahead of Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The Bears have a tough race ahead of them in the finals against Pac-10 foe, Stanford.

The second varsity eight won their heat in convincing fashion, and will be the top seed in the finals tomorrow. The Bear's two boats finished in first and second place ahead of Stanford, UC Davis and UCLA.

The freshman dominated the field as well, winning their heat by 27 seconds over UC San Diego and finishing 33 seconds ahead of third place UC Davis.The collegiate finals begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final is slated to begin at 2:50 p.m. followed by the Copeley Cup grand final at 3:10 p.m.

San Diego Crew Classic Results
Saturday Heats

Varsity 8
Heat A:
1. Stanford; 5:57.63 2. California; 6:00.01 3. Pennsylvania; 6:10.70 4. North Carolina; 6:15.76 5. UC Davis; 6:22.94
Heat B:1. Navy; 6:03.97 2. Northeastern; 6:06.80 3. Purdue; 6:18.29 4. Temple; 6:22.79

JV 8
Heat A:
1. California A; 6:04.50 2. California B; 6:06.83 3. Stanford; 6:07.73 4. UC Davis; 6:29.68 5. UCLA; 6:35.66 6. UC San Diego; 6:38.60 7. Notre Dame; 6:41.75
Heat B:1. Northeastern; 6:10.70 2. Pennsylvania; 6:12.77 3. Orange Coast College; 6:39.46 4. Minnesota; 6:39.87 5. USC; 6:42.51 6. UCI; 6:45.73 7. San Diego State; 7:15.17

Frosh 8
Heat A:
1. California A; 6:03.70 2. UC San Diego; 6:30.87 3. UC Davis; 6:36.21 4. UCLA; 6:36.99 5. San Diego; 6:43.35 6. Minnesota; 6:43.61 7. Santa Clara; 6:52.17
Heat B:1. California B; 6:30.80 2. Loyola; 6:38.61 3. UC Davis; 6:54.59 4. UC Santa Barbara; 7:03.60 5. Sac State; 7:04.29 6. Long Beach State; 7:22.73 7. USC; scratched
Heat C:1. Orange Coast College A; 6:31.00 2. Stanford; 6:37.57 3. Washington State; 6:40.89 4. Sonoma State; 6:41.95 5. UCI 6:45.85 6. Orange Coast College B; 6:51.62 7. Chapman; 7:01.72

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