Lightweights are Fifth at National Championships

June 8, 2005

June 4, 2005 - Camden, NJ
Stanford's Lightweight Crew brought home a fifth place finish from the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's (IRA) national championship regatta last weekend.

The Cardinal began the competition with a shaky start in the heat, edging out University of Central Florida by .3 seconds to qualify for the grand final. Wisconsin jumped out early in the heat, winning in a time of 7:00.12, followed by Georgetown in 7:07.35, and Stanford in 7:11.13. Qualifying from the second heat were Princeton, Radcliffe, and Ohio State.

After a fast start in the final, Wisconsin pulled ahead to win the event in 6:40.47. Princeton and Radcliffe battled down the course for the silver medal with the Tigers prevailing in 6:44.01 to the Black and White's 6:48.12. Stanford's 6:59.33 put them in fifth place behind Georgetown's 6:48.12.

This is the Cardinal's fourth appearance at the national championships. They have finished fifth, sixth, eighth, and fifth over the past four years. This year's crew was comprised of seniors Kristina Peterson, Cady Kintner, and Kate Vieh, sophomores Jennie Morowetz, Amina Richardson, stroke Meredith Coleman and coxswain Maia Goodman, and freshmen Kate Hayes and Olivia Prevost.

For complete regatta coverage, see IRA results .

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