No. 2 Cal Wins Three of its Four Heats On First Day of IRA Championships

June 2, 2005

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The No. 2 California men's crew advanced all but one of its boats Thursday morning to Friday's semifinals of the IRA Championships on the Cooper River. However, the Bears' open four with coxswain can still advance out of the repechage heats this afternoon.

The varsity eight won the second heat in a time of 5:57.14, while Navy was second at 6:00.82 and Michigan was third at 6:06.33. Princeton clocked the fastest time (5:56.02) in winning the first heat. The Golden Bears' second varsity eight won heat 2 of its division in 6:07.87.

The freshman eight claimed the third heat in a time of 6:05.27, which was the fastest time of all four heats.

In the open four with coxswain competition, Cal placed second in the second heat, clocking in at 6:54.38 and must now advance to the semifinals out of the repechage heats.

Cal men's crew is seeking its first national title since 2002.

Men's Varsity Eight
Heat 1 - 1. Princeton 5:56.02, 2. Stanford 6:02.26, 3. Rutgers 6:05.04, 4. Yale 6:06.81, 5. Virginia 6:12.83, 6. Penn 6:30.12; Heat 2 - 1. California 5:57.14, 2. Navy 6:00.82, 3. Michigan 6:06.33, 4. Boston U. 6:07.12, 5. Georgetown 6:25.4, 6. MIT 6:34.59; Heat 3 - 1. Washington 6:02.46, 2. Northeastern 6:05.82, 3. Syracuse 6:10.63, 4. Dartmouth, 6:12.28, 5. Columbia 6:14.11, 6. Wisconsin 6:17.67; Heat 4 - 1. Harvard 5:58.15, 2. Oregon St 6:04.7, 3. Cornell 6:05.79, 4. Brown 6:09.84, 5. HC 6:10.15, 6. Florida Tech 6:19.27.

Men's Second Varsity Eight
Heat 1 - 1. Wisconsin 5:59.49, 2. Washington 6:00.14, 3. Navy 6:18.4, 4. Michigan 6:20.64, 5. St. Joseph's 6:27.94; Heat 2 - 1. California 6:07.87, 2. Harvard 6:12.91, 3. Boston U. 6:19.86, 4. Virginia 6:34.62, 5. Minnesota 7:09.07; Heat 3 - 1. Yale 6:08.98, 2. Princeton 6:12.97, 3. Penn 6:28.26, 4. Dartmouth 6:33.91; Heat 4 - 1. Cornell 6:09.28, 2. Northeastern 6:16.17, 3. Syracuse 6:21.59, 4. Oregon St 6:26.11.

Men's Freshman Eight
Heat 1 - 1. Harvard 6:05.86, 2. Penn 6:08.52, 3. Colgate 6:21.13, 4. Virginia 6:24.09, 5. Minnesota 6:28.89, 6. Michigan 6:31.14, Heat 2 - 1. Princeton 6:09.96, 2. Boston U. 6:11.26, 3. Georgetown 6:13.72, 4. Syracuse 6:23.98, 5. Dartmouth 6:29.81, 6. Columbia 6:30.11; Heat 3 - 1. California 6:05.27, 2. Navy 6:09.89, 3. Cornell 6:12.12, 4. Northeastern 6:17.58, 5. Yale 6:25.00, 6. MIT 7:01.71; Heat 4 - 1. Washington 6:08.03, 2. Brown 6:09.95, 3. Wisconsin 6:10.94, 4. Rutgers 6:23.26, 5. Oregon St 6:27.33, 6. Marist 6:28.03.

Men's Open Four With Cox
Heat 1 - 1. Northeastern 6:57.02, 2. Washington 7:04.32, 3. Dartmouth 7:07.14, 4. Wisconsin A 7:28.47, 5. Cornell B 7:47.39; Heat 2 - 1. Georgetown 6:52.49, 2. California 6:54.38, 3. Penn 7:04.46, 4. Wisconsin B 7:18.6, 5. MIT 7:42.04 ; Heat 3 - 1. Cornell A 6:56.16, 2. Harvard 6:59.45, 3. Princeton 7:11.69, 4. Michigan 7:18.12, 5. Navy 7:20.45.

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