Stanford Lightweights Strong in Local Racing

April 8, 2006

Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos, CA

Against strong west coast competition, Stanford's Lightweight Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ won their events at Lexington Reservoir on Saturday. The Novice 4+ finished third.

The Varsity 4+ began the strong showing for the Card Lights, leading the first race of the day from start to finish, finishing in 7:48.7, beating lightweight crews from Cal (7:59.5) and Sonoma State (8:00.1).

Facing JV heavyweight crews from Santa Clara and St. Mary's, Stanford's lightweight V8+ knew they had a close race in front of them. Stanford had battled Santa Clara in scrimmage pieces 10 days prior, winning one of four pieces and had faced St. Mary's early in the season, winning by less than a boat-length. The Card were able to put a complete race together, winning in 7:01.4 to the SCU Bronco's 7:04.7 amd the Gael's 7:09.2.

Stanford's final race of the day was in the Novice 4+. The lightweights had a strong start, but were overtaken by the Cal Lightweights (7:51.6) and St. Mary's (7:54.5), finishing in 8:00.0. Rounding out the Novice 4+ event were Santa Clara (8:08.0), Sonoma State (8:12.0) and the second Novice 4+s from Santa Clara (8:49.0) and California lightweights (9:14.7).

For complete racing results, see .

The Stanford lights will next race in the Lightweight Big Row against the California lightweights on April 22 at Redwood Shores.

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