Cal Rows to Second Place at NCAA Championships

May 31, 2009

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - California took second place in the final team standings in the NCAA Women's Division I Rowing Championships on Sunday at Cooper River Park. The Golden Bears compiled 85 points after placing third in the varsity 8+ grand final, second in the second varsity 8+ grand final and fourth in the varsity 4+ grand final. Stanford won the national team championship with 88 points, with Yale third (85). Cal finished ahead of Yale by virtue of a better varsity 8+ grand final finish; Yale's varsity 8+ was fourth, more than two seconds behind Cal.

The Cal varsity 8+ raced to a time of 6:14.76 in its grand final, finishing behind winner Stanford (6:11.95) and second-place Virginia (6:12.32). Cal was third much of the way, with the Cardinal and Cavaliers 1-2 most of the grand final. Yale posted a time of 6:17.22 in fourth.

The Bears' second varsity 8+ led its grand final for the first 1000 meters, when Stanford was second and Yale was third. But everything changed over the next 500 meters, and Yale led, Cal was second and Stanford was third at the 1500-meter mark. The boats finished that way, with Yale winning in 6:29.04, Cal claiming second in 6:29.58 and Stanford taking third in 6:31.88.

In the varsity 4+ grand final, Cal finished fourth in a time of 7:32.01, edging fifth-place Stanford (7:32.29). Clemson won the varsity 4+ title (7:26.78), Wisconsin was second (7:28.54) and Yale was third (7:30.81).

NCAA Women's Division I Rowing Championships

Final Team Standings

School	         Points1. Stanford	882. California	85*3. Yale	         854. Virginia	785. Brown	         716. Michigan State	547. Washington	508. Ohio State	499. Michigan	4810. Princeton	46* Cal wins tiebreaker (better V8+ finish) to edge Yale

May 30 Results

Varsity 8+ Grand Final
1. Stanford 6:11.95. 2. Virginia 6:12.32. 3. California 6:14.76. 4. Yale 6:17.22. 5. Brown 6:18.13. 6. Princeton 6:24.02.

Second Varsity 8+ Semifinal Grand Final
1. Yale 6:29.04. 2. California 6:29.58. 3. Stanford 6:31.88. 4. Brown 6:32.93. 5. Washington 6:34.28. 6. Virginia 6:37.17.

Varsity 4+ Grand Final
1. Clemson 7:26.78. 2. Wisconsin 7:28.54. 3. Yale 7:30.81. 4. California 7:32.01. 5. Stanford 7:32.29. 6. Virginia 7:34.26.

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