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Cal finished first in three heats on day one of the SDCC.
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No. 1 Cal Sweeps Day One of San Diego Crew Classic
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/05/2014

San Diego – California women’s crew claimed three victories in three heats on the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic on Saturday at Mission Bay in San Diego.

“We had a great day of racing,” Cal Associate Head Coach Sarah Puddicombe l said. “Many of the athletes in today's races were making their NCAA event racing debut. With the top 10 athletes training in Berkeley this weekend the team here in San Diego was excited to get the opportunity to race hard and represent Cal.”

In the Bears’ first race of the day, the Women’s Collegiate 4+, Cal captured its heat with a time of 7:29.02 to defeat Washington State (7:32.67) and USD (7:32.72).

The second varsity boat captured its heat with a time of 6:41.87. Washington State finished second (6:43.81) and Gonzaga took third (6:50.45).

In their final race of the day, the Bears took first place in their heat for of the novice eight with a time of 6:59.92. Washington State took second with a time of 7:10.59 while USC finished third (7:11.69).

“By coming in first in our heats today we have put ourselves in a good position to be competitive in the Grand finals on Sunday,” Puddicombe said.

Cal will conclude its competition in the San Diego Crew Classic on Sunday. 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 @CalWCrew.

W. Collegiate 4+
1. Cal (7:29.02)
2. Washington State (7:32.67)
3. USD (7:32.72)
Cal line-up: Mary Thomas-Meyer (cox), Elie Byrd (stroke), Stephanie Kraemer, Camilla Gardiner, Anne Duval (bow) 

W. Collegiate 2V8+
1. Cal (6:41.87)
2. Washington State (7:32.67)
3. Gonzaga (7:32.72)
Cal line-up: Hannah Freeman (cox), Sarah Schwartz (stroke), Michelle Leason, Rowan McKellar, Greer Uu, Dorothee Beckendorff, Maddie Wolf, Charlotte Passot, Danni Struck (bow).

Women's Collegiate Novice 8+
1. Cal (6:59.92)
2. Washington State (7:10.59)
3. USC (7:11.69)
Cal line-up: Rachel Lether (cox), Franny Wood (stroke), Kendall Ritter, Hailey Drangesholt, Cassie Aiello, Johanna Roth, Gina Toccini, Sarah Stoker, Vicky Jorgenson (bow).


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