No. 2 California Wins a Second Consecutive Pac-10 Championship

May 14, 2006

RANCHO CORDOVA, CALIF. - The Bears came out of the day of championship races undefeated. Cal won its second consecutive Pac-10 championship in convincing fashion.

In the men's varsity preliminaries, Cal won by a large margin. Within 500 meters Cal was 2.53 seconds ahead of Oregon State and the Bears didn't let up. Cal eventually won with a nine second lead over Oregon State.

The Bear's dominated the varsity four race, jumping out to a two second lead after 500 meters and finishing almost five seconds ahead of the Huskies, with the next nearest boat 15 second behind Washington.

The freshman eight continued their undefeated streak, defeating Washington by just over a second. The Bear's lead throughout on their way to victory.

Cal once again was unchallenged in the second varsity eight, jumping out to a quick one second lead after 500 meters. The Bears never let up, finishing almost two seconds ahead of the Huskies.

In the varsity eight race Cal and Stanford fought each other for the championship. The Cardinal held a .66 second lead after 500 meters, but the Bears captured a .28 second lead at the half way marker. Cal had extended its lead to more than one second with 500 meters to go and finished the race almost three seconds ahead of Stanford.

The Bears will next compete in the IRA Championship, June 1-3, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Complete Final's Results:

Varsity Eight1. California        5:39.42. Stanford          5:42.73. Washington        5:47.24. Oregon State      5:54.45. Loyola Marymount  6:04.66. USC               6:07.37. Washington State  6:14.08. Sacramento State  6:21.7

Second Varsity Eight1. California 5:52.72. Washington 5:53.93. Stanford 6:01.84. Oregon State 6:05.7

Freshman Eight1. California 5:43.02. Washington 5:43.23. Oregon State 6:07.94. USC 6:10.55. UCLA 6:21.66. Sonoma State 6:23.47. Washington State 6:38.1

Varsity Four1. California 6:28.12. Washington 6:31.23. UCLA 6:46.94. Oregon 6:53.45. Oregon State 6:54.36. Stanford 6:56.57. Loyola Marymount 7:00.5

Team Score1. California 722. Washington 593. Oregon State 464. Stanford 435. USC 266. Washington State 187. UCLA 148. Oregon 5

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