Rowing Enjoys Perfect Outing At Stanford
April 24, 2004
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - The conditions were perfect and the USC women's rowing team took full advantage, sweeping Stanford on its home course in all four races for the first time in program history. The Women of Troy, coming off a two-week hiatus, showed no signs of slowing in a head-to-head competition held at Redwood Shores in the Bay Area on Saturday morning.
Held on open water, the Cardinal and Trojans enjoyed sunny skies, 75-degree weather and calm waters. USC raced in the more-difficult lane two as the visiting team.
The Varsity Fours set the tone for the day as the Women of Troy easily defeated Stanford by an open-water margin. USC finished in 7:45.70 and the Cardinal crossed the finish line in 7:56.94.
The Varsity Eights followed the Fours lead, jumping out to an early advantage and leaving the Cardinal unable to recover. USC finished nearly 12 seconds ahead of Stanford (6:48.94), finishing in 6:37.48.
Stanford gave the Trojans a fight to the 1000-meter mark in the JV Eight race, but USC took command in the second half. The Women of Troy won by a boat-length, finishing in 6:50.4 to Stanford's 7:00.3. With a margin of victory of 9.63 seconds, it marked the closest match-up of the day.
The dual's final race featured USC's Novice Eight boat versus an Open Eight Stanford boat, which featured four varsity rowers and four novice rowers. Despite the Cardinal's experience, the Trojans notched their biggest win of the day. USC beat Stanford (7:21.37) by nearly 15 seconds in a time of 7:06.4.
USC vs. Stanford
April 24, 2004 - Redwood Shores, Calif.
(1) USC - 6:37.48
(2) Stanford - 6:48.94
(1) USC - 6:50.40
(2) Stanford - 7:00.03
(1) USC - 7:45.70
(2) Stanford - 7:56.94
(1) USC - 7:06.40
(2) Stanford - 7:21.37