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Cal Heads To New Jersey For Princeton Chase

Oct 24, 2013

BERKELEY – California men’s crew will be well-represented in the Princeton Chase regatta this Sunday on Carnegie Lake in Princeton, N.J.. 

Cal's varsity athletes will race in the Varsity Eight event scheduled for 7 a.m. (PT) and then break into two fours to race again at9am (PT). The Golden Bear freshman eight will race in the Varsity Eight event and will then close Cal’s day at the regatta by racing in the Freshman Eight race slated for 10 a.m. (PT).

“The Princeton Chase offers another great opportunity for members of our team to gain valuable experience,” said Associate Head Coach Luke Agnini. “We will have a different group in Princeton than we had at the Head of the Charles in Boston last weekend, which will allow additional members of our squad to compete first-hand against some of the best crews in the nation.”

The three-mile course for the Princeton Chase, hosted by Princeton University, stretches through Carnegie Lake near downtown Princeton with both heavyweight and lightweight races scheduled for throughout the day.     

Cal's Varsity Eight racing in Princeton will include Julian Venonsky, Erin Alexender, Steve Tuck, Igor Lucic, Richard Walter, Niki van Sprang, Christian Kader, Mike Bernerius, Luka Djordjevic, and Morgan Hellen. That group will split the two Golden Bear varsity fours racing later in the day.

The Freshman Eight that will race in the Princeton Chase will include Liam Whalen, Nathan Smith, James Alcorn, Justin Murphy, Kyle Flagg, Harrison van Andel, Jake Coert, Luke O’Brien, and David Diel.  

Last weekend, a separate group represented Cal in a varsity eight boat that placed fourth among collegiate crews and eighth overall in the Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass.  

Sunday’s regatta will conclude the fall racing schedule for the Bears.