Stanford Women Complete Competition At Lake Natoma Invitational
April 18, 2010
GOLD RIVER, Calif. - The No. 3 Stanford women's rowing team completed action at the Lake Natoma Invitational Sunday morning, finishing second in the final 'A' group. The Cardinal came out of the three races with 11 points, behind California (18) but ahead of fellow Pac-10 rival Washington State (seven).
Stanford was grouped in the 'A' flight with California and Washington State, the two schools that, along with the Cardinal, rounded out the top three in points from Saturday's competition. California led after Saturday with 36 points while Stanford and Washington State each accumulated 32 points.
Races were scored in the NCAA Championship format, with the Fours races scored in a 3-2-1 fashion, the II Eights in a 6-4-2 format and the I Eights in a 9-6-3 format.
The Fours got things started Sunday, with Stanford finishing third in the race with a time of 7:38.23. California won the class, and the three points, with a winning time of 7:25.31.
Next up were the II Eights, which saw the Cardinal battle its way to a second-place finish, once again behind California, which crossed the line in 6:35.50, 5.48 seconds ahead of Stanford.
In the day's main event, the I Eights squared off in what many would consider a Pac-10 Championship and even NCAA Championship preview. California would end up in front in its third straight race, turning in a time of 6:24.78, while Stanford crossed the line in 6:30.68. Washington State would come in third with a time of 6:36.34.
The Cardinal will get another crack at the Golden Bears when it returns to the water in two weeks for The Big Row at Redwood Shores on Saturday, May 1.
California - 7:25.31
Washington State - 7:30.67
Stanford - 7:38.23
California - 6:35.50
Stanford - 6:40.98
Washington State - 6:41.81
California - 6:24.78
Stanford - 6:30.68
Washington State - 6:36.34
California - 18
Stanford - 11
Washington State - 7