Cal Wins Final Race at Pac-10 Challenge on Sunday

March 29, 2009

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - California's second varsity 8 defeated Santa Clara's top boat by almost nine seconds on Sunday to conclude the Golden Bears' weekend at the Pac-10 Challenge. In all, Cal won all five of its races in the two-day event hosted by Stanford.

Cal's second varsity 8 topped the Broncos' varsity 8, 6:01.8-6:10.2.

On Saturday, won all four of its races by wide margins. The Bears' second varsity 8 had the widest disparity, finishing by 30.1 seconds ahead of USC's varsity 8, 5:41.8-6:11.9 in the afternoon session of the two-day regatta.

Cal won its first race Saturday against Orange Coast College in a battle of second varsity 8 boats, 5:36.3-6:00.3.

The Bears' freshman 8 defeated Gonzaga, 5:45.2-6:12.2, in the morning and Orange Coast College, 6:24.6-6:49.0, in the afternoon.

Cal next rows in the San Diego Crew Classic on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, in San Diego.

Pac-10 Challenge

California Result from Sunday

California 2V8 6:01.8
Santa Clara V8 6:10.2

California Results from Saturday

First Session

Second Varsity 8br>California 5:36.3
Orange Coast College 6:00.3

Freshman 8br>California 5:45.2
Gonzaga 6:12.2

Second Session

California 2V8 5:41.8
USC V8 6:11.9

Freshman 8
California 6:24.6
Orange Coast College 6:49.0

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