No. 2 Stanford Lightweight Women Win Knecht Cup Regatta

April 13, 2008

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The No. 2 Stanford Lightweight Women finished ahead of No. 4 Harvard and No. 5 Wisconsin at the Knecht Cup Regatta in New Jersey this weekend.

In a strong cross tailwind the Cardinal lightweights moved out to a one length advantage by the 1000 meter mark. In the second 1000, Stanford fought off repeated challenges from Harvard and finished four seconds ahead.

'The team was sharp in the first half of the race,' said Coach Al Acosta. 'The conditions in the second 1000 were pretty crazy. I thought we did a really nice job of sticking together and staying composed.'

Next up for Stanford is the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores on April 19.

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