No. 2 Bears Sweep Stanford in Big Row

May. 1, 2005

REDWOOD SHORES - The second-ranked Cal women's crew swept all races against Stanford Saturday night in the annual Big Row held at Redwood Shores.

In the featured event, the Bears led the Cardinal wire-to-wire in the varsity eight race, finishing in 6:34.27 to Stanford's 6:40.52. The rivals were virtually tied after the first 500 meters, but Cal moved ahead by nearly a second and a half at the midway point. The Bears then increased their advantage to almost six seconds with 500 meters left and maintained their edge the rest of the way.

Cal also led start-to-finish in the novice four, winning in 8:10.65, more than 30 seconds ahead of Stanford. The varsity four race featured an event larger spread, as the Bears won, 7:37.37 to 8:29.11.

Finally, in the junior varsity eight, Cal began to pull away in the second 500 meters and captured the 2000-meter race in 6:43.81 to Stanford's 6:55.02.

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