Cal Advances to 4 Grand Finals at San Diego Crew Classic

April 4, 2009

SAN DIEGO - California advanced all four of its boats that competed on Saturday to Sunday's grand finals at the San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay. In the Copley Cup, the top men's collegiate race at the annual Southern California regatta, the Golden Bears' varsity 8+ took second place in heat B with the third-fastest overall time (5:52.89) of the Copley Cup heats. Cal will row out of lane three in the Copley Cup grand final at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Stanford's varsity 8+ won the Copley Cup's heat B with the fastest overall time of 5:50.09. Washington won heat A in a time of 5:51.65.

Cal won its heats in three other races - the men's collegiate novice, men's collegiate junior varsity and men's open events.

The Bears' second varsity 8+ won heat A of the Sharp Cabrillo Cup with that event's fastest time (6:00.20) of the day, while the Bears' open 8+ won heat A of the Joan Ward Memorial Trophy with that races fastest time (6:10.2).

Cal's novice 8+ raced to a time of 6:14.10 to win heat B of the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup. Washington's novice 8+ posted the fastest time - a 6:08.60 to win heat C.

On Sunday, the Sharp Cabrillo Cup grand final is slated to start at 10:10 a.m., the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup grand final is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. and the Joan Ward Memorial Trophy grand final has an 11:30 a.m. start time.

2009 San Diego Crew Classic

California Events from Saturday

Copley Cup/Men's Collegiate Varsity Invitational (Heat A)
1.Washington 5:51.65. 2. Harvard 5:54.84. 3. Brown 5:55.28. 4. Syracuse 5:58.52. 5. OSU 6:12.60. 7. Purdue 6:17.67.

Copley Cup/Men's Collegiate Varsity Invitational (Heat B)
1. Stanford 5:50.09. 2. California 5:52.89. 3. Princeton 6:01.62. 4. Yale 6:03.16. 4. Michigan 6:03.91.

Derek Guelker Memorial Cup/Men's Collegiate Novice (Heat A)
1. Stanford 6:17.28. 2. UBC 6:25.69. 3. Michigan 6:26.93. 4. San Diego 6:36.81. 5. UCLA 6:42.35. 6. UC Irvine 6:46.80. 7. Long Beach State 7:05.16.

Derek Guelker Memorial Cup/Men's Collegiate Novice (Heat B)
1. California 6:14.10. 2. OSU 6:31.39. 3. UC Santa Barbara 6:41.15. 4. UC Davis 6:47.15. 5. USC 6:48.19. 6. Arizona State 6:56.95. 7. Santa Clara 7:07.39.

Derek Guelker Memorial Cup/Men's Collegiate Novice (Heat C)
1. Washington 6:08.60. 2. Orange Coast Coll. 6:26.18. 3. UC San Diego 6:32.19. 4. Washington State 6:33.67. 5. Notre Dame 6:37.90. 6. Loyola 7:07.07. 7. Pacific 7:46.07.

Sharp Cabrillo Cup/Men's Collegiate JV (Heat A)
1. California 6:00.20. 2. Stanford 6:23.32. 3. Notre Dame 6:33.46. 4. UC San Diego A 6:35.53. 5. UC Davis 6:41.77. 6. UC San Diego B 7:10.66.

Sharp Cabrillo Cup/Men's Collegiate JV (Heat B)
1. Washington 6:08.62. 2. Harvard 6;17.39. 3. UC Irvine 6:44.21. 4. UCLA 6:50.98. 5. Santa Clara 6:51.72. 6. Colorado 6:54.02.

Joan Ward Memorial Trophy/Men's Open (Heat A)
1. California 6:10.2. 2. OSU 6:36.38. 3. Orange Coast Coll. 6:42.73. 4. UC San Diego Alumni 6:54.11. 5. Crew Run 7:02.68. 6. UC Santa Barbara 7:11.28. 7. San Diego Alumni 7:19.05.

Joan Ward Memorial Trophy/Men's Open (Heat B)
1. Ltl Knights 6:18.7. 2. M Rowing 6:29.84. 3. San Diego 6:31.89. 4. UC Davis 6:36.74. 5. Notre Dame 6:40.30. 6. Bushwood 6:40.98. 7. Beekley 7:01.44.

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