April 28, 2013
VANCOUVER, Wash. - A day after facing top-ranked Washington in Seattle, No. 2 California men's crew was back on the water in Vancouver, Wash., sweeping No. 19 Oregon State in the four-race regatta Sunday morning on Vancouver Lake.
"I was happy with our performance today," said California head men's crew coach Mike Teti. "All the boats did well. The water was just about perfect. We made some adjustments from yesterday which made a difference. Each of the boats went pretty quick. Overall, it was an improvement and a stepping stone for our season. We ended the weekend on a good note."
The varsity eight got things started with an open water victory over the Beavers, recording a time of 5:34.20 to OSU's 5:58.00.
The second varsity eight also won by open water with the 14-second victory over Oregon State, 5:41.97 to 5:56.40.
In much smoother racing conditions on Vancouver Lake Sunday morning, compared to Montlake Cut in Seattle on Saturday, each of the Bears' top two boats raced at least 10 seconds faster than the previous day.
Cal's freshman eight raced down the 2,000-meter course in 5:42.45 to post the 16-second win over the Beavers (5:58.83).
The varsity four concluded the morning of racing with Cal recording a time of 6:33.80 to defeat Oregon State (6:42.01).
Next Saturday, May 4, Cal will return to Redwood Shores for the annual Big Row against Stanford. You can follow the Golden Bears throughout the season on their official Twitter handle @CaliforniaCrew.