No. 9 Women's Crew advances at NCAAs

May 31, 2002

The No. 9 Cal women's varsity eight finished third in its qualifying heat at the 2002 NCAA Championships on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, IN, May 31. Cal finished behind third-seed Ohio State and Princeton, but it was good enough to move Cal directly to the semifinals without needing to qualify via a repechage round of racing.

'The racing was really good and we raced with the intensity necessary to avoid the repechage and have the afternoon off, ' said coach Dave O'Neill. 'We look forward to tomorrow's semifinal and are ready for the challenge that awaits.'Cal Virginia Washington Ohio State Yale Syracuse

The semifinal draw for the Cal varsity includes Virginia, Washington, Ohio State, Yale and Syracuse. Three crews will advance to the Sunday's grand final and race for the national championship.

The Cal JV eight and varsity four will also race in the semifinals on Saturday. In one-to-the-final heats on Friday, the Cal crews finished fifth and third respectively. The JV will face Syracuse, Yale, Princeton and Michigan in a two-to-the-final format. The four will be up against Syracuse, Ohio State, Virginia and Michigan with two berth in the final on the line.

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2002 NCAA ChampionshipsDay 1May 31, 20022000 Meters on the Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, IN

I EightsHeat 11	Washington	06:47:202	Harvard	06:54:203	Virginia	06:54:904	Syracuse	06:55:705	Wash. State	06:56:306	Michigan St.	07:03:30Heat 21	Brown	06:49:202	Yale	06:53:403	Stanford	06:53:434	USC	06:56:805	Notre Dame	07:05:70Heat 31	Ohio State	06:51:602	Princeton	06:53:003	California	06:56:504	Michigan	07:04:705	Cornell	07:09:60

II EightsHeat 11 Brown 07:10:452 Virginia 07:13:933 Princeton 07:16:804 Michigan St. 07:17:555 California 07:21:696 Harvard DNFHeat 21 Washington 07:09:892 Yale 07:10:203 Ohio State 07:14:624 Michigan 07:23:505 Stanford 07:26:696 Syracuse

Varsity FourHeat 11 Brown 08:02:782 Virginia 08:07:663 Yale 08:10:594 Michigan 08:13:635 Princeton 08:13:766 Syracuse 08:35:45Heat 21 Harvard 08:04:692 Michigan St. 08:13:883 California 08:19:194 Washington 08:19:335 Ohio State 08:23:006 Stanford 08:33:15

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