Men's Crew Completes Successful Day 1 at IRA Regatta

June 1, 2006

Cherry Hill, NJ - The Cardinal completed a successful day one at theIRA Regatta with two boats advancing directly to Friday semifinals and twoboats entering Friday repechage racing.

'I am pleased with the way our athletes responded to challenges both on andoff the water,' said assistant coach Jon Allbin. 'We will strive to race faster as the regatta continues.'

In the first race of the day, the Varsity 4 established a powerful, longrhythm and won convincingly. For the three oarsmen who learned to row atthe collegiate level, it was another chance for expansion and growth.

In the second race of the day, the Freshmen 4 looked to have a strongperformance. The Cardinal raced with great composure after being down for1400 meters of the race and were able to overtake a strong Oregon St. crew.

In the third race of the day, the Varsity 4 without was not able to find arhythm in their first race ever but look to regroup and challenge forcontention through the repechage on Friday.

In what was originally scheduled as the very first race of the day at 7AM(due to racecourse buoy straightening, the regatta officials moved thepair event to the mid-day lunch break), the Varsity 2 finally got underwayat 1 pm. The racing proved exciting, as Stanford and Cal settled into theirrespective rhythms and moved away from the field. The Cardinal finished asolid second.

The Cardinal will continue the IRA progression on Friday.

MV4+ H3
Order Entry Result
1 Stanford 6:25.67
2 Colgate 6:38.34
3 Hobart 6:41.74
4 Oregon St 6:56.56
5 Minnesota 7:00.77
6 Cornell 7:04.49

MF4+ H2
Order Entry Result
1 Stanford 6:41.61
2 Oregon St 6:43.57
3 Dartmouth 6:56.19
4 Michigan 7:05.47
5 MIT 7:21.85

MV4- H2
Lane Entry Result
6 Princeton
1 Ga Tech 6:22.01
3 Yale 6:28.48
4 Cincinnati 6:32.44
5 Navy 6:38.56
6 Stanford 6:41.02

MV2- H1
Order Entry Result
1 California 6:51.20
2 Stanford 7:01.76
3 Wisconsin 7:13.18
4 Yale 7:20.63
5 St. Joes 7:29.60
6 MIT 8:07.94

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