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Scott Roycroft
Calling All Eights
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/05/2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – No. 8 Stanford sent three boats to the water on Saturday for the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic and all three boats put together performances to reach Sunday’s Grand Finals.

“"The men executed our race plan to perfection,” said head coach Craig Amerkhanian. “Sunday promises to be more great racing for the Cardinal.”

It had been a month since the Cardinal started its season with five wins in five races at the Davis Invitational in Sacramento. There did not appear to be any rust on Saturday when they went back to work.

The varsity eight got the team off to a tremendous start in the Men’s Collegiate Invitational. They were in the second heat of the day and clocked the fastest time at 5:55.097. They were over two seconds ahead of No. 10 Northeastern. The top group for the Cardinal will move on to race in Sunday’s Grand Final at 10:10 a.m. and will be in lane one.

The second varsity eight finished third in its heat with a time of 6:09.935. They were a half second behind Cal for the No. 2 spot, while Northeastern won the race. Stanford will be in lane six of the eight-boat Grand Final at 10:30 a.m.

The final race of the day was Stanford’s third eight, which competed in the Men’s Open event. The only team to beat them was the Cal Rowing Club. The Cardinal posted a time of 6:18.112 for the second place finish. The Men’s Open Grand Final will take place at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday with eight boats competing.

San Diego Crew Classic
Mission Bay
San Diego, Calif.
April 5, 2014


Men’s Collegiate Invitational
Varsity Eight
1. Stanford - 5:55.097
2. Northeastern – 5:57.783
3. George Washington – 6:00.791
4. Michigan RA – 6:04.648
5. UCSB – 6:08.359
6. Trinity CT - 6:13.896

Men’s Collegiate 2V
Second Varsity Eight
1. Northeastern – 5:58.038
2. Cal B – 6:09.406
3. Stanford – 6:09.935
4. Gonzaga – 6:15.103
5. UCSD – 6:17.306
6. UCLA – 6:30.437
7. Santa Clara – 6:33.60
8. CSULB – 7:11.931

Men’s Open
Third Varsity Eight
1. California RC – 6:02.518
2. Stanford – 6:18.112
3. Wichita State – 6:34.689
4. Gonzaga – 6:36.346
5. UCSB – 6:44.309
6. UCSD Alumni – 7:15.282
7. UCSD – 7:36.936



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