No 1. California Advances to the Jessop-Whittier Cup Finals

March 31, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - On the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic, the California Golden Bears advanced all four boats to the finals tomorrow morning.

In the first Jessop-Whittier Cup heat, the Bears came in first, leading Stanford, Washington State and Miami by one, seven and 20 seconds, respectively. The Bears came out strong and took a progressively larger lead throughout the race. The Bears will have a chance to repeat their dominance in the grand final tomorrow morning.

Cal's second varsity eight started out in second place behind USC, but slowly fell back to a third place finish behind USC and Oregon State.

The Cal novice crew led throught the 2000 meter race. The Bears finished six seconds ahead of Kansas State and seven seconds ahead of the USC.

The open eight race dominated the field. The Bears got out to a three second lead after 500 meters and never looked back, finishing 24 seconds ahead of San Diego State and 30 seconds ahead of the UC Irvine Alumnae.

The collegiate finals begin tomorrow at 9:50 a.m. with the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy grand final. The Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race is at 10:40 a.m. and the Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final is slated to begin at 11:35 a.m.

San Diego Crew Classic Results
Saturday
Varsity 8 (Jessop-Whittier Cup)
Heat A: 1. California, 6:38.60; 2. Stanford, 6:39.26; 3. Washington State, 6:45.57; 4. Miami, 6:58.67; 5. Purdue, 7:01.07; 6. SDSU, 7:10.87.
Heat B: 1. USC, 6:37.46; 2. UCLA, 6:42.03; 3. Oregon State, 6:43.66; 4. Clemson, 6:49.43; 5. Loyola, 7:01.49.

JV 8 (Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy)
Heat A: 1. USC, 6:50.17; 2. Oregon State, 6:52.16; 3. California, 6:55.01; 4. Miami, 7:09.88; 5. Kansas State, 7:15.54; 6. USD, 7:48.19.
Heat B: 1. UCLA, 7:02.80; 2. Stanford, 7:04.59; 3. Washington State, 7:04.93; 4. SDSU, 7:16.21; 5. Clemson, 7:16.67; 6. Loyola, 7:42.90.

Novice 8 (Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy)
Heat A: 1. Oregon State, 7:23.64; 2. Washington State, 7:34.07; 3. Clemson, 7:44.47; 4. UCSD, 7:57.27; 5. Orange Coast, 8:10.75; 6. Colorado, 8:17.25; 7. Arizona State, 8:57.60.
Heat B: 1. California, 7:27.70; 2. Kansas State, 7:33.07; 3. USC, 7:34.88; 4. Santa Clara, 7:58.00; 5. St. Joseph's, 7:59.91; 6. UCSB, 8:29.27; 7. Chapman, 8:40.26.

Open 8 (Carley Copley Cup)
Heat A: 1. USC, 7:41.40; 2. UCLA, 7:57.83; 3. St. Mary's, 8:06.69; 4. Stanford, 8:06.90; 5. Santa Clara, 8:12.74; 6. Lake Union, 8:51.83; 7. LARC, 9:00.40
Heat B: 1. Cal Alumnae, 8:20.60; 2. River City, 8:39.50; 3. Colorado, 7:42.60; 4. USD, 8:42.83; 5. Bair Island, 8:42.99; 6. UCSD, 8:47.09; 7. SDRC, 8:55.65.
Heat C: 1. California, 7:42.20; 2. SDSU, 8:06.15; 3. UC Irvine Alumnae, 8:12.07; 4. Miami, 8:22.19; 5. UCSB, 8:47.76; 6. Chapman, 8:52.22.

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