Women's Crew Poised and Ready

May 12, 2006

Entering the PAC 10 Championships from a spring season filled with stunning victories and heart-breaking defeats, Stanford is poised and ready for a succession of head-turning performances in their final race of the regular season.

The Stanford Women's Crew team enters the PAC 10 Championship this weekendranked fifth in the PAC 10. Individually, the Varsity Eight enters itsbiggest race of the season ranked sixth in the conference, along with theJunior Varsity Eight ranked fourth and the Varsity Four ranked second.

After early season victories by the Varsity and Junior Varsity Eights overThe Ohio State University - ranked fourth in the nation at the time - theWomen's Crew team has maintained a winning season (6-3 overall) taintedonly by a few close defeats. The focal point for the entire team, however,has been to maintain consistent gains in overall speed throughout thespring, peaking precisely at the culmination of their racing season, thePAC 10 Championships. And the Varsity Four, at 6-1 overall, serves as atestament to the overall depth and strength of Stanford's team this year.

As the team enters this weekend's races, they feel confident that theirtraining has them well prepared to generate the results they have beenplanning for all season. To follow live audio and 500 meter split results, go to http://www.jamcotimes.com/2006/pacten/index.htm.

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