All five Cal boats advance to Sunday’s finals

No. 2 Bears Start Season Strong in San Diego

All five Cal boats advance to Sunday's finals
By Cal Athletics on Sat, April 05, 2014

San Diego – The California men’s crew team opened the season on Saturday in the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay in San Diego.

All five Cal boats advanced to the finals on Sunday, with the Bears claiming first in four of the races.

Cal’s varsity eight raced down the 2,000-meter course in 5:52.25 to defeat Syracuse (6:07.25) and British Columbia (6:08.55) in its Copley Cup heat race.

The Bears had two boats in the Second Varsity, taking first in the A heat and second in the B heat. The first Cal boat made it down the course in 5:48.26, while the Bears' second boat posted a time of 6:09.41.

Cal also finished first in the Men’s Collegiate Novice 8+ with a time of 6:01.13 to defeat UCSB (6:17.51) and Notre Dame (6:18.43).

In the final race of the day for the Bears, Cal's open eight won its heat with a time of 6:07.69.

The Bears return to action on Sunday in the San Diego Crew Classic. Fans can follow the action with live results by clicking here or by following on Twitter using the handle @CrewClassic. For all the latest news on the Bears, you can follow them on Twitter at the handle @CaliforniaCrew.

Schedule for Sunday’s finals:





Mens Collegiate Invitational


Grand Final

Copley Cup

Mens Collegiate 2V


Grand Final

Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Memorial Trophy

Womens Collegiate 2V


Grand Final

American Specialty Health Cup

Womens Open


Grand Final

Joan Ward Memorial Trophy

Mens Open


Grand Final


Womens Colegiate 4+


Grand Final


Womens Collegiate Novice


Grand Final


Mens Collegiate Novice


Grand Final



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