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Bears Put Three Boats In Finals At Crew Classic
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/03/2004

April 3, 2004

On the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic, the Golden Bears advanced all three boats to the finals tomorrow afternoon.

In the first heat of the Copley Cup, the varsity eight took the lead early, and held off fast Oregon State and Stanford boats to win its heat in a time of 5:58.6. However, the Bears have a tough race ahead of them in the finals. Defending Pac-10 champion Washington and Northeastern were the top two finishers in the second heat, and both boats finished with faster times than Cal.

"We had a good race today," said senior varsity eight rower Max Frasca. "In order to win tomorrow, we are going to have to row with efficiency and good technique.

The second varsity eight won their heat in convincing fashion, and will be the top seed in the finals tomorrow. The Bears finished 16 seconds ahead of second place Minnesota, and 19 seconds ahead of Orange Coast College.

The freshman dominated the field as well, winning their heat by 17 seconds over Pac-10 rival Washington, and finishing 24 seconds ahead of third place Santa Clara.

The collegiate finals begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. following the junior JV finals. The Copley Cup grand final is slated to begin at 2p.m. followed by the Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final at 2:20 p.m.

San Diego Crew Classic Results
Saturday Heats

Varsity 8- Heat A:1. California ; 5:58.6 2. Oregon State; 6:00.14 3. Stanford; 6:04.95 4. Purdue; 6:05.60 5. Colgate; 6:14.87 Heat B:1. Washington; 5:54.8 2. Northeastern; 5:55.99 3. Temple; 6:03.23 4. UC Davis; 6:09.70 5. Sac State; 6:20.31

JV 8- Heat A:1. California; 6:15.3 2. Minnesota; 6:31.65 3. Orange Coast; 6:34.98 4. UCSD; 6:45.68 5. Santa Clara; 6:48.52 6. UCLA; 6:52.12 Heat B:1. Washington; 6:34.2 2.Oregon State; 6:38.63 3. UC Davis; 7:03.03 4. UCI; 7:18.83 5. SDSU; 7:21.43

Frosh 8- Heat A:1. California A; 6:03.1 2. Washington; 6:20.09 3. Santa Clara; 6:27.57 4. UC Davis B; 6:33.09 5. UCLA; 6:38.81 6. St. Mary's; 7:09.78 7. ASU; 7:29.02 Heat B:1. Stanford; 6:14.52 2. USC; 6:20.56 3. Orange Coast; 6:21.00 4. California B; 6:25.37 5. UCSD; 6:27.49 6. Sonoma State; 7:04.79 7. LB State; scratched Heat C:1. Oregon State; 6:20.3 2. UC Davis A; 6:31.99 3. Washington State; 6:35.73 4. UCI; 6:38.63 5. Sac State;6:43.05 6. UCSB; 6:59.79

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