Cal Advances to Four Grand Finals at San Diego Crew Classic

March 27, 2010

SAN DIEGO - California advanced 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 first place in heat A with the fastest overall time (5:54.60) for that event. Cal will row out of lane one in the Copley Cup grand final at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Syracuse, which finished second to the Golden Bears in heat A of the Copley Cup clocked the second-fastest time at 5:58.82. Brown won heat B at 6:00.10 for the third fastest time.

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

The Bears' second varsity 8+ won heat A of the Sharp Cabrillo Cup with that event's fastest time (6:15.70) of the day, while the Bears' open 8+ won heat A of the Joan Ward Memorial Trophy with that races fastest time (6:28.60).

Cal's novice 8+ raced to a time of 6:11.10 to win heat C of the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup, which was also the fastest time of the day in that event.

On Sunday, the Sharp Cabrillo Cup grand final is slated to start at 9:50 a.m., the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup grand final is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. and the Joan Ward Memorial Trophy grand final has an 11:10 a.m. start time.

The Bears were also victorious in the Secretary of the Navy Cup with a time of 6:31.10, defeating Sonoma (6:44.10) and Pacific (7:18.89).

2010 San Diego Crew Classic

California Events from Saturday

Copley Cup/Men's Collegiate Varsity Invitational (Heat A)
1, California, 5:54.60; 2, Syracuse, 5:58.82; 3, Boston U, 6:00.97; 4, Temple, 6:15.91; 5, UCSD, 6:20.69.

Secretary of the Navy Cup (Final)
1, California LW, 6:31.10; 2, Sonoma, 6:44.10; 3, UOP, 7:18.89

Derek Guelker Memorial Cup/Men's Collegiate Novice (Heat C)
1, California, 6:11.10; 2, UCSD, 6:28.44; 3, OCC A, 6:31.85; 4, UCSB A, 6:58.09; 5, SDSU, 7:04.57.

Sharp Cabrillo Cup/Men's Collegiate JV (Heat A)
1, California A, 6:15.70; 2, Boston U, 6:23.27; 3, OCC, 6:30.88; 4, UCD, 6:41.35; 5, Washington St., 6:45.90; 6, Santa Clara, 6:52.22

Sharp Cabrillo Cup/Men's Collegiate JV (Heat B)
1, Brown, 6.19.00; 2, Stanford, 6:28.75; 3, Trinity CT, 6:34.13; 4, Notre Dame, 6:38.41; 5, California B, 6:38.51; 6, UCSD, 6:41.72; 7.

Joan Ward Memorial Trophy/Men's Open (Heat A)
1, California, 6:28.60; 2, M Rowing, 7:06.38; 3, Sac St. AC, 7:14.44; 4, Bair Island, 7:17.33; 5, UCSD, 7:18.72; 6, Crew Runnings, 7:29

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