Cal wins races against British Columbia, Simon Fraser and UC Santa Barbara

March 11, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. - Women's crew began their 2005 racing season with wins over British Columbia in the varsity eight, Simon Fraser in the JV eight and UC Santa Barbara in the third varsity eight and novice eight. Each of the Cal boats won its races by at least 10 seconds, with the third varsity boat dominating, winning by more than 30 seconds.

'Today was a great chance to get out and test our speed against some good competition,' said women's crew head coach Dave O'Neill. 'It is clear that we have a strong team and there are a few things to work on. We will have a big challenge coming in 2 weeks (Windermere Collegiate Classic) so we need to be fully prepared. Today was a step in the right direction.'

Cal also held two intersquad races between the varsity eight A and varsity eight B, and between the third varsity eight and the novice eight A. The varsity eight A was victorious in its race, winning by eight seconds, and the novice eight A rowed out a win against the third varsity eight, winning by 3.8 seconds.

The Bears next compete at the Windermere Collegiate Classic Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, at Redwood Shores, Calif.

Cal V8A vs Cal V8B1. Cal V8 A 6:48.12. Cal V8 B 6:56.7

Cal Novice A vs Cal 3V81. Cal Novice A 6:55.02. Cal 3V8 6:58.8

Cal Varsity Eight vs UBC1. Cal V8 A 6:34.82. UBC V8 6:58.8

Cal JV Eight vs Simon Fraser1. Cal JV8 6:50.72. Simon Fraser 7:01.2

Cal 3V vs UCSB V81. Cal 3V 6:56.82. UCSB V8 7:27.2

Cal Novice A vs Cal Novice B vs UCSB Novice1. Cal Novice A2. Cal Novice B3. UCSB Novice

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