Stanford Victorious In England

June 20, 2004

Stanford Women's Crew defeated Princeton University in the grand final ofthe Women's Henley Regatta Sunday afternoon and return to the Statesas champions of the Senior Four event. Their morning semi final wasuneventful as they defeated England's Aberdeen University with a time of5:42. Princeton defeated Seattle Pacific University in their semi final ina time of 5:41 thus setting the stage for a great grand final in theafternoon. Slow out of the starting platform, Stanford found themselvesdown by 3/4 of a length to Princeton at the 600 meter mark. Their move atthe 750 brought Stanford even with their competitor. At 900 metersStanford was 1 seat up and committed to extending this lead through thefinish line. The last 600 meters saw Stanford walk away from Priceton tofinish 2 3/4 lengths ahead of the Tigers. In the first of what the Women'sTeam hopes will be a tradition across the Atlantic every four years theStanford crew of Wendy Hoeveler, Missy Fiesler, Melissa Haury, AshleyMaloney, and Stephanie Connolly have set an impressive standard.Congratulations to these Cardinal athletes!

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