Cal Varsity 8 Takes 4th at San Diego Crew Classic

April 6, 2008

SAN DIEGO - California's varsity eight boat took fourth place in the grand final of the Copley Cup with a time of 5:45.40 on Sunday at the San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay. The Golden Bears also produced two second-place finishes and two third-place finishes in three other grand finals on the last day of the two-day regatta.

Washington, the defending IRA varsity eight champion, claimed the Copley Cup with a time of 5:39.90.

Cal took second place in the novice eight final (Derek Guelker Memorial Cup) with a time of 6:05.33 and second place in the open eight (Joan Ward Memorial Trophy) with its B boat, which rowed a time of 6:11.53. The Cal A open eight was third in a time of 6:12.53.

In the junior varsity eight final (Sharp Cabrillo Cup), Cal placed third in a time of 5:56.68.

The Bears next compete in the Stanford Invitational April 19-20 in Redwood Shores, Calif.

Cal's San Diego Crew Classic Results

Sunday's Finals

Varsity 8 (Copley Cup)
1. Washington 5:39.90. 2. Princeton 5:41.80. 3. Harvard 5:43.89. 4. Cal 5:44.15. 5. Northeastern 5:44.18. 6. Stanford 5:44.38. 7. Yale 5:45.37.

Novice 8 (Derek Guelker Memorial Cup)
1. Washington 6:01.8. 2. Cal 6:05.33. 3. Stanford 6:12.46. 4. Oregon State 6:16.67. 5. Penn 6:30.07. 6. USD 6:34.65.

Junior Varsity 8 (Sharp Cabrillo Cup)
1. Harvard 5:52.31 2. Washington 5:54.22. 3. Cal 5:56.68. 4. Oregon State 6:00.78. 5. Stanford 6:04.40. 6. UC Davis A 6:14.30.

Open 8 (Joan Ward Memorial Trophy)
1. USC 5:58.94. 2. Cal B 6:11.53. 3. Cal A 6:12.53. 4. Everett 6:30.72. 5. Marin 6:31.85. 6. M Rowing 6:38.29.

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