Stanford Men Come Up Short Against California At Big Row
May 1, 2010
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - The Stanford men hosted California in the annual Big Row Saturday at Redwood Shores. Both teams showed support for the fight against cancer by wearing pink on their uniforms in place of their traditional Cardinal or gold.
The day's racing saw Stanford come up short in their efforts to beat California. In the closest race of the day, the Stanford Frosh were edged out by California at the line by 0.23 seconds. Cal raced across the line in 5:47.16 chased hotly by Stanford at 5:47.39.
'Both boats showed great fight today,' said Stanford freshman coach Pete Giese. 'This was just great Frosh racing. To see two crews separated by only a few seats the entire race in a heated rivalry is always exciting.'.
'It would have been great to come out on top of this one but they got the best of us today,' Giese continued. 'We need to learn lessons from this and move forward to Pac-10s.'
In other racing, the Stanford I Eight struggled to keep pace with California. The Golden Bears clocked a 5:35.29 to outpace Stanford's 5:48.23. Stanford's II Eight finished in 6:04.74, coming in just under 18 seconds behind California. Stanford also boated a Frosh 4 which finished 14 seconds behind California.
Stanford's I Eight returns to the water Sunday morning to race Oregon State while the rest of the Men's Rowing team will see their next action at the Pac-10 Championships.