No. 12 California Upsets No. 11 Washington

April 28, 2007

SEATTLE, Wash. - The California Golden Bears won three of the four races, beating Washington in a dual race for fourth consecutive year. The varsity four, second varsity eight and varsity eight were all victorious, but the Huskies avoided a sweep by winning the novice eight race.

In the varsity four race Cal opened up an early two second lead, and never let up, gradually increasing their lead. The Bears eventually defeated Washington by 2.3 seconds.

The Huskies dominated the novice eight race, capturing a 3.6 second lead after 500 meters. The Bears continued to fall further behind over the course of the race, never finishing within three seconds for a 500 meter split. Washington finished the race 17 seconds ahead of Cal.

The Bears got off to a strong start in the second varsity eight race, capturing a quick lead. The Huskies never mounted a comeback, finishing the race nearly nine seconds behind Cal.

In the Simpson Cup race the Cal varsity eight didn't waste any time gaining the lead. After just 500 meters the Bears were in a 2.14 second lead. By the end of the race Cal had extended their margin of victory to 6.4 seconds. This Cal victory marked Cal's second time in school history winning the varsity eight race against Washington four consecutive years, the only other time came in the first four meetings between the two schools (1977-1980).

The Bears will next race in the Pac-10 championships May 13, 2007, on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Race Results:

1. California 7:37.3
2. Washington 7:39.6
(UW Lineup: cox Maggie Cheek, stroke Jen Dwyer, 3 Rosie DeBoef, 2 Erin Knox, bow Kayleigh Mack)
(Cal line-up: cox Becky Pacheco, stroke Mariah Reddick, 3 Jessica Smith, 2 Emmie Koenig bow Melissa Herman)

1. Washington 7:02.8
2. California 7:19.8
(UW Lineup: cox Daphne Hazlehurst, stroke Kara Rybczyk, 7 Meredith Dugoni, 6 Heather Young, 5 Adrienne Martelli, 4 Alison Browning, 3 Jenny Park, 2 Line Larsen, bow Sophia Duluk)
(Cal line-up: cox Jill Costello, stroke Kirsten Campbell, 7 Kelly Lundy, 6 Alexis Campbell-Craven, 5 Danielle Michelsen, 4 Shauna Badheka, 3 Sydney Ford, 2 Erin Gable, bow Laurel Kuhn)

1. California 6:53.3
2. Washington 7:02.0
(UW Lineup: cox Sofia Benson-Goldberg, stroke Liz Simenstad, 7 Andrea Smith, 6 Charlene Franklin, 5 Asiha Grigsby, 4 Kelly Foster, 3 Corianne Bowman, 2 Erika Sweet, bow Ashley Jones)
(Cal line-up: cox Megan O'Connor, stroke Adrienne Keller, 7 Jennifer Stanton, 6 Rebecca Meissner, 5 Kaiti Seders, 4 Lauren Nowinski, 3 Erika Blecha, 2 Sam Silvia, bow Maggie Devine)

1. California 6:47.1
2. Washington 6:53.5
(UW Lineup: cox Alysha Koorji, stroke Cara Troelstra, 7 Jamie Unwin, 6 Taryn Langlois, 5 Kim Kennedy, 4 Andrea Sooter, 3 Samantha Smith, 2 Kim Armstrong, bow Courtney Plitt)
(Cal line-up: cox Krista Ellis, stroke Ali Seders, 7 Eeva Karppinen, 6 Megan Smith, 5 Mara Allen, 4 Onna Poeter, 3 Elena Humphreys, 2 Taryn O'Connell, bow Lou Kinder)

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