Men's Crew races in 2005 IRA Semifinals

June 3, 2005

Cherry Hill, NJ--With a chance to make Stanford Crew history (all 3 boats advancing to the Grand Final), the Cardinal was only able to accomplish two out of three.

Conditions for the day were rain and cold with a headwind. The first race of the day was the Freshmen 4+, followed by the Varsity 8+ and then the Varsity 4+. In outstanding performances by the 4+'s, both moved on to the Grand Finals of their respective events while the Varsity 8+ rowed home in a surprising 4th place finish.

Starting out, the Varsity 8+ was secure in third place with Washington and California battling for first. As the race developed, Boston University continued to chip away at the half-boat length lead the Cardinal had established to eventually finish 2nd to Washington. The Varsity race had additional intrigue with a crab by the California 8+ in the last 250 meters but the Cardinal was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. Head Coach and Director of Rowing Craig Amerkhanian noted: 'Tomorrow's race will reveal the true character of the 2005 Varsity 8+.' Tomorrow's races conclude the 2005 IRA campaign.

RESULTSVARSITY 8+

1 Washington 6:00.6

2 Boston U. 6:03.65

3 California 6:03.99

4 STANFORD 6:07.59

5 Yale 6:15.91

6 Oregon St. 6:16.81

VARSITY 4+

1 STANFORD 7:05.69

2 Rutgers 7:11.64

3 Army 7:13.17

4 Cal State Long Beach 7:15.71

5 Gonzaga 7:17.78

6 Minnesota 7:22.8

FRESHMEN 4+

Lane 1 Temple 7:05.73

Lane 2 Stanford 7:08.37

Lane 3 Yale 7:09.14

Lane 4 Brown 7:10.88

Lane 5 Gonzaga 7:17.7

Lane 6 Navy 7:28.91

SCHEDULE-FINALS

VARSITY 8+PETITE (1:45 PM Eastern Standard Time)Lane 1 STANFORDLane 2 NavyLane 3 BrownLane 4 YaleLane 5 Oregon St.Lane 6 Michigan

VARSITY 4+GRAND (10:50 AM)Lane 1 HobartLane 2 STANFORDLane 3 RutgersLane 4 St Joe'sLane 5 ArmyLane 6 Navy

FRESHMEN 4+GRAND (9:38 AM)Lane 1 HarvardLane 2 TempleLane 3 George WashingtonLane 4 STANFORDLane 5 YaleLane 6 Wisconsin 'A'

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