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No. 3 Cal prepares for IRA Finals
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/01/2007

June 1, 2007

CAMDEN, N.J. - The Golden Bears won six of their seven races today, qualifying all seven of its boats to IRA grand finals. As a result, Cal will have seven crews racing for national championships - the varsity pair, open four, varsity four, freshman eight, varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four w/cox.

The varsity pair won their repechage race today. The Bears (7:01.080) defeated Buffalo (7:04.119). Long Beach State (7:20.096), Dartmouth (7:25.206) and Georgetown (7:35.236) rounded out the field.

The Cal open four finished first in their repechage race with a time of 6:38.119. Wisconsin finished second, nearly five seconds behind the Bears. Yale finished third, fifteen seconds out of second place.

The Bears' varsity four won their semi-final race in a convincing manner. The Bears finished ahead of Boston University, Oregon State and Navy.

Cal's freshman eight finished in first place in their semifinal. The Bears (5:40.200) defeated Brown(5:44.227) and Princeton (5:46.245).

The varsity eight race was one of the closest races of the day. Cal narrowly defeated Harvard, finishing less than .25 seconds ahead of the Crimson. Brown and Yale trailed just over one second behind Cal in third and fourth place respectively. Wisconsin and Oregon State rounded out the field in the second semi-final race.

The second varsity eight race proved to be a tough one for Cal. Wisconsin won the semi-final and Washington came in second place. The Bears finished in third place, five seconds out of first place.

Cal's varsity finished in first place in their semifinal. The Bears (6:17.107) defeated Hobart (6:18.597) and Brown (6:18.644).

Tomorrow will feature seven grand finals featuring Cal boats. Racing will start at 7:46 a.m. EST and culminate with the varsity eight grand final at 2:00 EST.

Friday Results:
Varsity Pair Repechage 1

1. California 7:01.080; 2. Buffalo 7:04.119; 3. Long Beach State 7:20.096; 4. Dartmouth 7:25.206; 5. Georgetown 7:35.236

Open Four Repechage 3
1. California 6:38.119; 2. Wisconsin 6:42.723; 3. Yale 6:57.614; 4. Michigan 7:01.176; 5. Dartmouth 7:20.983

Varsity Four Semi-Final 2
1. California 6:29.316; 2. Boston University 6:36.603; 3. Oregon State 6:39.051; 4. Navy 6:39.606; 5. Grand Valley 6:41.355; 6. George Washington 6:49.461

Freshman Eight Semi-Final 2
1. California 5:40.200; 2. Brown 5:44.227; 3. Princeton 5:46.245; 4. Northeastern 5:49.778; 5. Cornell 5:51.570; 6. George Washington 6:11.524

Varsity Eight Semi-final 2
1. California 5:32.527; 2. Harvard 5:32.795; 3. Brown 5:33.798; 4. Yale 5:33.886; 5. Wisconsin 5:36.317; 6. Oregon State 5:55.020

Second Varsity Eight Semi-Final 1
1. Wisconsin 5:40.304; 2. Washington 5:40.945; 3. California 5:45.542; 4. Yale A 5:46.647; 5. Harvard B 5:50.536; 6. Northeastern 5:55.996

Varsity Four+ Semi-Final 2
1. California 6:17.107; 2. Hobart 6:18.597; 3. Brown 6:18.644; 4. UMass 6:19.216; 5. Boston University 6:31.216; 6. Puget Sound 6:31.444

For complete result visit http://secure.powerhousetiming.com/powerhouse/webpages/raceResults.jsp?raceId=141.


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