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No. 2 California Put Four Boats in Finals at the San Diego Crew Classic
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/31/2007

March 31, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - On the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic, the California Golden Bears finished first in all their heats. Cal advances all four boats to the finals tomorrow morning.

In the first Copley Cup heat, California finished first ahead of Oregon State. The Bears never trailed the Beavers over the 2000 meter course. Stanford defeated Purdue by three seconds in the other Copley Cup heat.

The Cal novice crew soundly defeated their competition in the third heat of the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup. The Bears finished 22 seconds ahead of UC Davis and 36 seconds ahead of USC. Northeastern and Orange Coast College finished first in the other two heats of the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup

The second varsity 8 led throughout the race. Opening up a quick eight-second lead, the Bears finished 29 seconds ahead of Notre Dame and 38 seconds ahead of UC Irvine. Oregon State won the second heat of the Sharp Cabrillo Cup, finishing ahead of UC Davis, UCSD, USD and Minnesota.

The Open 8 defeated UCSD, UCD Alumni, UCD, SDSU Alumni B and Sacramento State by open water margins in the second heat of the Joan Ward Memorial Trophy. Sanford RC and Cal Novice won the other two heats.

The collegiate finals begin tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. with the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup grand final. The Sharp Cabrillo Cup race is at 10:50 a.m. and the Copley Cup grand final is slated to begin at 11:20 a.m. After a trophy presentation break the Joan Ward Memorial Trophy will begin at 12:20 a.m.

San Diego Crew Classic Results
Saturday
Varsity 8 (Copley Cup)

Heat A: 1. California, 5:55.80; 2. Oregon State, 6:09.58.
Heat B: 1. Stanford, 6:05.80; 2. Purdue, 6:08.38.

Novice 8 (Derek Guelker Memorial Cup)
?Heat A: 1. Northeastern, 6:13.05; 2. Stanford, 6:17.61; 3. Washington State, 6:30.96; 4. Colorado, 6:38.91; 5. UCLA, 6:43.68; 6. UCSB, 6:50.71; 7. Arizona State, 6:57.28.
Heat B: 1. Orange Coast, 6:10.55; 2. Oregon State, 6:28.49; 3. UCSD, 6:30.37; 4. Loyola, 7:37.97; 5. Santa Clara, 6:43.52; 6. USD, 6:50.97; Chapman, 7:30.61.
Heat C: 1. California, 6:03.02; 2. UC Davis, 6:25.91; 3. USC, 6:39.10; 4. UC Irvine, 6:42.21; 5. Long Beach State, 6:51.13; 6. SDSU, 6:52.32; 7. UOP, 7:03.30.

JV 8 (Sharp Cabrillo Cup)
Heat A: 1. California, 6:17.60; 2. Notre Dame, 6:46.67; 3. UC Irvine, 6:55.39; 4. USC, 7:10.70; 5. Santa Clara, 7:14.77.
Heat B: 1. Oregon State, 6:36.24; 2. UC Davis, 6:42.83; 3. UCSD, 6:43.43; 4. USD, 6:56.07; 5. Minnesota, 6:58.67.

Open 8 (Joan Ward Memorial Trophy)
Heat A: 1. Stanford RC, 6:44.81; 2. UCSB, 7:11.25; 3. MRowing, 7:11.45; 4. USD Alumni, 7:43.50; 5. LARC, 7:48.11; 6. SDSU Alumni A, 7:68.40.
Heat B: 1. California, 6:28.00; 2. UCSD, 7:14.66; 3. UCD Alumni, 7:15.67; 4. UCD, 7:25.79; 5. SDSU Alumni B, 7:25.90; 6. Sacramento State, 7:39.37.
Heat C: 1. Cal Novice, 6:34.50; 2. Trident, 6:53.70; 3. Marin, 6:59.19; 4. River City, 7:05.39; 5. UCSB Alumni, 7:43.69.


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