Stanford Crews Prepare For This Weekend's 2008 Pac-10 Championships

May 13, 2008

Pac-10 Championships Tentative Seeds

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford men's and women's crews will gear up and take to the waters of Lake Natoma this weekend as they do battle in the 2008 Pac-10 Rowing Championships. The men will be looking to build off of their third-place overall finish last season, while on the women's side of things, Stanford will look for a repeat of last year's silver medal-winning effort in the women's varsity eight and another bid to the NCAA Championships.

The Pac-10 Championships are set to begin at 8:00 a.m. as the women's Varsity Four race starts the day's action.

The Cardinal men head into this weekend with the momentum of its Schwabacher Cup victory over California two weeks ago at Redwood Shores. This weekend, the men will go into the Varsity Eight race with the second seed, behind only Washington, while the Stanford Frosh/Novice Eight and Varsity Four head into their respective races as the third seed.

On the women's side, the Stanford Varsity Eight heads into its race as the tentative third seed, as the Pac-10 has not yet finalized the seeds for the women's races. The second Varsity Eight will tentatively hold a No. 7 seed, the Frosh/Novice Eight a No. 9 seed, and the Varsity Four a No. 6 seed.

Last season, the Cardinal women finished second only to top-ranked USC in the women's Varsity Eight grand final, Stanford's best showing since winning the same race in 2002. The performance also paved the way for the Stanford Varisty Eight to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Championship.

The second Varsity Eight women's boat also was victorious in the petite final.

2008 Pac-10 Rowing Championships Schedule

Tentative Morning Race Schedule (times to be compacted depending on race entries)

Women's Varsity Four (Heat 1) - 8:00 AM
Women's Varsity Four (Heat 2) - 8:10 AM
Women's Second Varsity Eight (Heat 1) - 8:20 AM
Women's Second Varsity Eight (Heat 2) - 8:30 AM
Women's Varsity Eight (Heat 1) - 8:40 AM
Women's Varsity Eight (Heat 2) - 8:50 AM
Women's Novice Eight (Heat 1) - 9:00 AM
Women's Novice Eight (Heat 2) - 9:10 AM

Tentative Afternoon Race Schedule (times to be compacted depending on race entries)

Women's Novice Eight (Petite Final) - 1:10 PM
Women's Varsity Four (Petite Final) - 1:20 PM
Women's Second Varsity Eight (Petite Final) - 1:30 PM
Women's Varsity Eight (Petite Final) - 1:40 PM

Men's Frosh/Novice Eight (Grand Final) - 1:50 PM
Women's Novice Eight (Grand Final) - 2:00 PM
Men's Varsity Four (Grand Final) - 2:10 PM
Women's Varsity Four (Grand Final) - 2:20 PM
Men's Second Varsity Eight (Grand Final) - 2:30 PM
Women's Second Varsity Eight (Grand Final) - 2:40 PM
Men's Varsity Eight (Grand Final) - 2:50 PM
Women's Varsity Eight (Grand Final) - 3:00 PM

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