May 19, 2013
Pac-12 Championships Race Results
GOLD RIVER, Calif. - Stanford women's rowing took fifth in the team standings at the Pac-12 Championships at Lake Natoma Sunday.
The Cardinal accumulated 18 points, behind California (39), USC (37.5), Washington (36.5) and UCLA (28).
The Cardinal will now await Tuesday's announcement of the NCAA Championships field to see if it receives an at-large berth into the 22-team field. The 2013 NCAA Championships will be held May 31-June 2 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sunday, the Cardinal I and II Eights turned in the team's top finishes, each finishing fifth in their respective Grand Finals.
The I Eight opened fifth in its race and would stay there the entirety of the 2,000 meters. The boat made a valiant effort at a top-four finish, cutting into UCLA throughout the course, but by the end finished with a time of 6:48.2 which was 10.4 seconds back of top boat USC and just nine-tenths of a second behind UCLA for fourth place.
In the II Eight Grand Final, the Cardinal held fourth position just ahead of Washington at the halfway point. By the 1,500-meter mark the Huskies pulled just ahead of the Cardinal, leaving the Stanford boat to take fifth in 6:58.7, exactly 11 seconds behind California's winning time of 6:47.7.
The Four finished sixth in its Grand Final with a time of 7:40.2, 16.4 seconds off of the winning pace. The boat opened the race in fifth and was unable to make up any water on the leading boats.
The Novice Eight opened up the event with seventh-place finish in 7:18.0. The boat started the race brightly, in fourth position after the opening 500 meters, yet would steadily fall back as the race continued. At the halfway point the Cardinal was in fifth, and then sixth at the 1,500-meter mark. By the line, the Cardinal was seventh, 21 seconds off the pace.
Stanford Boat Lineups