April 5, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Stanford women's crew finished up a weekend of competition at the San Diego Crew Classic with second-place finishes in the Jessop-Whittier Cup competition and Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Cups, a third-place effort going for the Laurel V. Korholz Cup and a fourth-place effort by the fours in the competition for the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup. Stanford's I Eight finished second in the Jessop-Whittier Grand Final Sunday, just 2.63 seconds back of the winning USC boat. Saturday, the crew had earned its spot in the Grand Final by capturing a five-second victory in its opening heat.
The II Eight, also won its heat on Saturday to book a spot in its Grand Final. There, the Cardinal crossed the line in second place at 6:49.00, just over four seconds behind the winning Washington crew.
The fours, meanwhile, took fourth in its Grand Final, crossing the line in 7:38.74, just under eight seconds behind the winning boat from USC. The Cardinal women had earned its Grand Final spot with a second-place finish in Saturday's opening heat.
Stanford's novice eight took second behind Washington in its Saturday heat, then in Sunday's Grand Final, crossed the line in 7:15.94 to take third in the competition for the Laurel V. Korholz Cup.
The Cardinal women will return to action in two weeks, bringing its full strength to the Lake Natoma Invitational from Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17 at Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento.