Lightweights Win Gold, Silver at Conference Championships
May 13, 2006
Rancho Cordova, CA
Stanford finished second to Central Florida in the Grand Final of the Women's Lightweight Varsity 8+ event at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships on Saturday, ending the Card's 4-year win streak at the regatta. The Novices won in a decisive manner, bringing gold back to Stanford for the first time in the Lightweight Novice 4+ event.
'We were pretty scratchy off the line, but we did a good job of coming back and leading the race for a bit,' said Head Coach Al Acosta. 'However, in the end Central Florida was far too good for us to catch with a less than perfect race.'
In their final race of the season, Stanford's Lightweight Novice 4+ led from start to finish, winning their race by 28 seconds. 'We're excited for the novices and their winning performance. They did a great job of improving throughout the year and beating a crew that they had lost to earlier in the season,' Acosta said, referring to cross-town rival California's defeat of the Card Novice 4+ in early April.
Lightweight Varsity 8+1. Central Florida 7:01.52. Stanford 7:09.43. California 7:17.34. Sacramento State 7:22.2
Lightweight Novice 4+1. Stanford 8:02.92. Humboldt State 8:31.63. California 8:42.8
The Card will be back in action for the IRA National Championships on June 2-3.