Cardinal Men's Varsity Eight Qualifies For Petite Final At IRA National Championship Regatta

June 1, 2001

In one of the toughest semifinal heats in recent history, the un-ranked Stanford varsity eight finished behind No. 2 Princeton, No. 4 Northeastern, No. 6 Washington and No. 7 Penn and No. 9 Wisconsin in racing at the IRA National Championship on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, NJ, June 1.

After a strong first 500 the outmatched Cardinal fell off the pace and were unable to challenge for a qualifying berth in the grand final of the varsity challenge cup. Stanford will race in the petite final on Saturday for the No 6 through No. 12 national ranking.

Stanford's men's open four qualified for the grand final in Thursday's heat and will race for a Top Six finish on Saturday.

ResultsJune 1, 2001IRA National Championships2000 meters on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, NJ

Men's Varsity EightSemi 11 California 5:57.432 Brown 6:01.773 Cornell 6:03.054 Oregon St. 6:06.655 Dartmouth 6:07.046 Dowling 6:16.99

Semi 21 Princeton 5:50.742 Northeastern 5:53.693 Washington 5:54.424 Wisconsin 5:57.225 Penn 5:57.626 Stanford 6:12.51

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