No. 2 California Defeated No. 11 Washington in Three of the Four Races

April 23, 2005

SEATTLE, WA - The Bears won three of the four races today, beating Washington in a dual race for the second straight year. The varsity eight, second varsity eight and novice eight were all victorious over Washington, but the Huskies avoided a sweep by winning the varsity four race by 5 seconds.

Cal's varsity eight held a strong lead over Washington throughout the 2000 meter race, charging out to an 11 second win.

The second varsity eight race proved to be a tough race for the first 1000 meters, past the half way marker Cal took a sizeable lead over the Huskies, finishing six seconds ahead of Washington.

Cal's novice eight won by a margin of four seconds, but the varsity four lost to Washington by five seconds in the Huskies only victory.

'Today was a great day for the program,' said head coach Dave O'Neill. 'It has been over 25 years since the cal women won up in Seattle. In fact Washington does not loose too often on their home course, so our win today means a lot. We have a really good team and expect some tough racing the next weekend against Stanford.'

Cal will face off against Stanford Saturday, April 30 at 9 am at Redwood Shores.

Washington Dual Race ResultsVarsity 81. Cal                  6:51.82. Washington           7:02.8

Second Varsity 81. Cal 6:58.52. Washington 7:04.1

Novice 81. Cal 6:41.42. Washington 6:45.5

Varsity 41. Washington 7:15.22. Cal 7:20.4

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