Cal Sweeps Finals At Lake Natoma Invitational

April 18, 2010

GOLD RIVER - For the second straight competition, No. 2 California women's crew was the only team to sweep all finals it competed in, as the Golden Bears won five finals in the second day of the Lake Natoma Invitational Sunday in Gold River, Calif. Cal was the top team overall in the two-day event. The Bears defeated No. 3 Stanford and No. 13 Washington State in three of the five finals.

'It was good to see the team race today, and all the Cal crews were impressive,' head coach Dave O'Neill. 'We need to be more consistent and cleaner in the things we do well while minimizing the weakness, but it looks like we're heading in that direction, especially for this time of year.'

The varsity 8+ picked up its third victory of the weekend, topping the Cardinal by six seconds, 6:24.7-6:30.6. The second varsity 8+ also beat Stanford to the finish line, 6:35.5-6:40.9.

The varsity 4+ defeated Washington State, 7:25.3-7:30.6, and the novice 8+ crossed the finish line six seconds before the Cougars, 6:48.9-6:54.9.

The only race over the weekend that Cal did not win was by the second novice 8+ yesterday morning. The Cal boat made up for its previous third-place finish by taking first on Sunday, defeating Sacramento State, 7:06.0-7:17.7.

The Bears host Washington next Saturday at Redwood Shores.

2010 Lake Natoma Invitational

California Events from Sunday

Varsity 8+ Final
1. California 6:24.7, 2. Stanford 6:30.6, 3. Washington State 6:36.3
Cal lineup: Cox: Chelsea Lucas, 8. Kristina Lofman, 7. Iva Obradovic, 6. Kara Kohler, 5. Mary Jeghers, 4. Elise Etem , 3. Shay Seager, 2. Taryn O'Connell, 1.Caroline Rosetti

Second Varsity 8+ Final
1. California 6:35.5, 2. Stanford 6:40.9, 3. Washington State 6:41.8
Cal lineup: Cox: Jill Costello, 8. Bridget Moran, 7. Erica Rippe, 6. Kirsten Campbell, 5. Avalon Radys , 4. Nora Franzen, 3. Sam Sartor, 2. Jenn Helssen, 1. Laurel Kuhn

Varsity 4+ Final
1. California 7:25.3, 2. Washington State 7:30.6, 3. Stanford 7:38.2
Cal lineup: Cox: Erica Bellis, 4. Katie Caves, 3. Taylor Christensen, 2. Kelsey Bates, 1. Charlotte Palmer

Novice 8+ Final
1. California 6:48.9, 2. Washington State 6:54.9, 3. Texas 6:55.8
Cal lineup: Cox: Lynn Anderson, 8. Kyndal Mancho, 7. Maggie Simpson, 6. Kristina Dokonal, 5. Erika Griebenow, 4. Kelsey Pedersen, 3. Monica Franceschi, 2. Kelly Pray, 1. Catherine Shannon

Second Novice 8+ Final
1. California 7:06.0, 2. Sacramento State 7:17.7
Cal lineup: Cox: Lynn Anderson, 8. Bridget Bones, 7. Heather Hargreaves, 6. Sara Emory, 5. Beth Marsolais, 4. Alyssa Machida, 3. Chika Kondo, 2. Anne Motlow, 1. Arielle Rediger

California Events from Saturday Morning

Varsity 8+ Flight 1
1. California 6:24.2, 2. Louisville 6:43.10, 3. Sacramento State 6:48.3
Cal lineup: Cox: Chelsea Lucas, 8. Kristina Lofman, 7. Iva Obradovic, 6. Kara Kohler, 5. Mary Jeghers, 4. Elise Etem , 3. Shay Seager, 2. Taryn O'Connell, 1.Caroline Rosetti

Second Varsity 8+ Flight 1
1. California 6:33.5, 2. Louisville 6:53.5, 3. Sacramento State 6:59.2
Cal lineup: Cox: Jill Costello, 8. Bridget Moran, 7. Erica Rippe, 6. Kirsten Campbell, 5. Avalon Radys , 4. Nora Franzen, 3. Sam Sartor, 2. Jenn Helssen, 1. Laurel Kuhn

Varsity 4+ Flight 1
1. California 7:22.7, 2. Sacramento State 7:51.1, 3. Louisville 8:09.3
Cal lineup: Cox: Erica Bellis, 4. Katie Caves, 3. Taylor Christensen, 2. Kelsey Bates, 1. Charlotte Palmer

Novice 8+ Flight 1
1. California 6:53.4, 2. Sacramento State 7:24.1, 3. Stanford (scratch)
Cal lineup: Cox: Kathryn Meister, 8. Kyndal Mancho, 7. Maggie Simpson, 6. Kristina Dokonal, 5. Erika Griebenow, 4. Kelsey Pedersen, 3. Monica Franceschi, 2. Kelly Pray, 1. Catherine Shannon

Second Novice 8+ Flight 2
1. Texas 6:56.20, 2. Washington State 6:58.24, 3. California 7:07.31
Cal lineup: Cox: Lynn Anderson, 8. Bridget Bones, 7. Heather Hargreaves, 6. Sara Emory, 5. Beth Marsolais, 4. Alyssa Machida, 3. Chika Kondo, 2. Anne Motlow, 1. Arielle Rediger

California Events from Saturday Afternoon

Varsity 8+ Flight 1
1. California 6:45.5, 2. Tennessee 6:56.16, 3. Texas 7:11.52
Cal lineup: Cox: Chelsea Lucas, 8. Kristina Lofman, 7. Iva Obradovic, 6. Kara Kohler, 5. Mary Jeghers, 4. Elise Etem , 3. Shay Seager, 2. Taryn O'Connell, 1.Caroline Rosetti

Second Varsity 8+ Flight 1
1. California 6:49.2, 2. Tennessee 6:59.29, 3. Texas 7:11.97
Cal lineup: Cox: Jill Costello, 8. Bridget Moran, 7. Erica Rippe, 6. Kirsten Campbell, 5. Avalon Radys , 4. Nora Franzen, 3. Sam Sartor, 2. Jenn Helssen, 1. Laurel Kuhn

Varsity 4+ Flight 1
1. California 7:38.0, 2. Tennessee 7:52.75, 3. Texas 7:56.08
Cal lineup: Cox: Erica Bellis, 4. Katie Caves, 3. Taylor Christensen, 2. Kelsey Bates, 1. Charlotte Palmer

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