No. 1 Bears Fall To Tough Husky Crew in Seattle
April 26, 2003
SEATTLE, WA - The No. 1 Cal varsity eight lost by 3/4 of a length Saturday to the defending national champions. The race was neck and neck through 1600 meters with neither boat taking more than a two seat advantage. The crews were battling it out and with 400 meters to go, the Huskies surged ahead. Cal could not respond eventually falling to Washington by 2.7 seconds.
'That was a fantastic race with two terrific crews.' said Cal Coach Dave O'Neill. 'Over the last 300 meters Washington showed why they are the defending champs. They were the better crew today. We have a fast crew, and this race shows that we have work to do in the weeks ahead.'
Cal's 2nd varsity eight also fell to the Huskies by 3.0 seconds. The varsity four commanded their race against two Husky crews winning by 7.7 seconds. And finally the Novice eight won their race handily by 9.4 seconds.
Varsity Eight -- 1, UW 6:41.9. 2, Cal 6:44.6.
UW lineup -- cox: Anne Hessburg, Lauren Estevenin, Carrie Stasiak,Adrienne Hunter, Heidi Hurn, Jessica Harm, Erin Curry, Mary Reeves, YvonnekeStenken.
2nd Varsity Eight -- 1, UW 6:50.2. 2, Cal 6:53.2.
UW lineup -- cox: Megan Mach, Sanda Hangan, Courtney Matson, Alina Tabacaru,Amanda Jensen, Margaret Henry, Gemma Edward-Aron, Signe Johannes, Michael Kohan.
Varsity Four -- 1, Cal 7:21.1. 2, UW 'A' 7:28.8. 3, UW 'B' 7:41.1.
UW 'A' lineup -- cox: Dana Ryan, Lindsay Schwarz, Nicole Mazikowski,Katherine Ramos, Lisa Krikava.UW 'B' lineup -- cox: Katie Peyer, Karen Etsell, Ilia Ash, Eva Hershaw,Alaina Garrie.
Novice Eight -- 1, Cal 7:05.2. 2, UW 7:14.6.
Cal lineup -- cox: Azieb Tesfai, Shawna Walchenback, Erin Reinhardt,Ashley Smith, Megan Reitz, Sabine Zimmerman, Heidi Cole,Nathasha LaBelle, Kelly Segars.
UW lineup -- cox: Eva Anderson, Courtney Mitchell, Kim Matz, Katie Ball,Allison DePalma, Marah Connole, Megan Kalmoe, Jessica Ahlering, Olivia Morrow.