Cal Wins All 4 Races on First Day of Pac-10 Challenge

March 29, 2009

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - California won all four of its races by wide margins on Saturday at the Pac-10 Challenge. The Golden Bears' second varsity 8 had the widest disparity, finishing by 30.1 seconds ahead of USC's varsity 8, 5:41.8-6:11.9 in the afternoon session of the two-day regatta hosted by Stanford.

Cal began the day with a victory over Orange Coast College in a battle of second varsity 8 boats, 5:36.3-6:00.3.

The Bears' freshman 8 defeated Gonzaga, 5:45.2-6:12.2, in the morning and Orange Coast College, 6:24.6-6:49.0, in the afternoon.

After the Pac-10 Challenge ends on Sunday, the Bears will next compete in the San Diego Crew Classic on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, in San Diego.

Pac-10 Challenge

California Results

First Session

Second Varsity 8
California 5:36.3
Orange Coast College 6:00.3

Freshman 8
California 5:45.2
Gonzaga 6:12.2

Second Session

California 2V8 5:41.8
USC V8 6:11.9

Freshman 8
California 6:24.6
Orange Coast College 6:49.0

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