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No. 2 Cal Wins Six of Its Seven Heats On First Day of IRA Championships
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/01/2006

June 1, 2006

CAMDEN, N.J. - The No. 2 California men's crew advanced all of its boats Thursday morning to Friday's semifinals and repechages of the IRA Championships on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

The No. 2 California varsity eight won the second heat in a time of 5:35.84, while No. 8 Washington was second at 5:36.11 and No. 17 Michigan was third at 5:45.88. No. 1 Princeton, No. 3 Harvard and No. 5 Brown won their heats with times of 5:40.3, 5:41.44 and 5:41.23 respectively.

The Golden Bears' second varsity eight lost their heat to Wisconsin, trailing by three seconds as the boats crossed the finish line. Yale (5:45.28) and Harvard (5:43.25) won their respective heats, bypassing tomorrow's repechages.

The freshman eight claimed the second heat in a time of 5:46.48. Washington (5:43.83), Penn (5:54.7) and Harvard (5:50.70) also won their heats to advance to the semifinals.

The varsity four with coxswain took the second heat with a time of 6:24.19, the fastest time between the four heats. Gonzaga (6:33.53), Stanford (6:25.67) and Wisconsin (6:29.29) all won their heats.

Cal won their heats in the freshman four with coxswain, open four with coxswain and varsity pair without coxswain competitions.

Tomorrow will feature five races with Cal boats in them. The Bears' freshman four with coxswain will race at 9:00 a.m. Cal's second varsity eight will race in the third repechage at 11:48 a.m. The Cal varsity eight will race in semifinal one at 12:00 noon. The Bears' freshman eight are slated to appear in the first semifinal at 1:00 p.m. The second varsity four with coxswain semifinal, at 2:00 p.m., will feature a California boat.

Thursday Results:
Freshman Eight

Heat 2: 1. California 5:46.48; 2. Brown 5:49.05; 3. Yale 6:02.59; 4. MIT 6:05.80; 5. Michigan 6:08.57; 6. Lehigh 6:29.41

Freshman Four w/ Cox
Heat 3: 1. California 6:37.74; 2. Wisconsin B 6:57.18; 3. Colgate 7:03.37; 4. Temple 7:13.27; 5. Loyola 7:17.60; 6. Ohio State 8:08.83

Open Four w/ Cox
Heat 1: 1. California 6:29.17; 2. Harvard 6:45.33; 3. Penn 6:59.44; 4. Princeton B 6:56.65; 5. Michigan 6:59.35

Second Varsity Eight
Heat 3: 1. Wisconsin 5:47.33; 2. California 5:50.48; 3. Boston University 5:59.01; 4. Georgetown 6:00.64; 5. Temple 6:02.14

Varsity Eight
Heat 2: 1. California 5:35.84; 2. Washington 5:36.11; 3. Cornell 5:45.88; 4. Boston University 5:46.12; 5. Rutgers 6:01.12; 6. Dartmouth 6:05.98

Varsity Four w/ Cox
Heat 2: 1. California 6:24.19; 2. Temple 6:31.66; 3. RIT 6:46.02; 4. Washington State 6:46.62; 5. Long Beach 6:54.49

Varsity Pair w/o Cox
Heat 1: 1. California 6:51.20; 2. Stanford 7:01.76; 3. Wisconsin 7:13.18; 4. Yale 7:20.62; 5. St. Joes 7:29.60; 6. MIT 8:07.94

For Complete results go to http://www.qra.org/results/ira.html


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