No. 2 Bears Get A Huge Win Against Washington
April 24, 2004
REDWOOD SHORES - The Bears have finally got the monkey off their back, beating Washington in a dual race for the first time in 13 years. The varsity eight and second varsity eight were both victorious over visiting Washington, but the Huskies avoided a sweep by winning the novice eight race by a commanding 20 seconds.
The varsity eight race was neck and neck throughout the entire 2000 meters, but the Bears were able to built a large enough lead in the beginning to hold on for the win.
The second varsity race proved to be a great race, with both teams battling for the entire 2000 meters. In the last 500 meters the Huskies charged forward, but were not able to catch the Bears, who finished two and a half seconds ahead of Washington.
'Today is great great day for our program,' said O'Neill. 'Washington is the standard in women's rowing, so for us to win those two races is a big statement for our program.'
Washington's only win on the day came in the novice eight race. The Huskies built a huge lead after the first 1000 meters, and never let up. The Bears could not respond, and finished 20 seconds behind Washington.
Washington Dual Race Results
Varsity 81. Cal 6:31.12. Washington 6:34.7
Junior Varsity 81. Cal 6:37.42. Washington 6:40.09
Freshman 81. Washington 6:44.12. Cal 7:04.23