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.

V8 Lineup: Coxswain Jessica Weigel, Meredith Coleman, Jennie Morawetz, Olivia Prevost, Victora Peckham, Kate Hayes, Anna Lee, Alison Teo, Nicole Pierce

N4 Lineup: Coxswain Rene Spellman, Sam Azure, Jessica Bryant, Ally Ha, Ashley Pete

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

Full Pacific Coast Rowing Championship results:
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The Card will be back in action for the IRA National Championships on June 2-3.

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