April 8, 2001
SAN. DIEGO, Calif - After a Saturday full of extreme weather, the Cougars were ready Sunday to compete in the finals of the 28th annual San Diego Crew Classic.
The top competition from all heats entered the second day of the regatta and the Cougars' novice and junior varsity boat placed in the top three of their finals, while the varsity championed the Petite Final for seventh overall.
"Great job by both the junior varsity and novice boats to do so well against competition at that level, " said head coach Tammy Crawford. "The Petite Final was not where we wanted the varsity eight, so I expect them to step it up next week."
After what coach Crawford called a disappointing Saturday, the varsity eight took the water in the Jessop Whittier Petite Final and captured first place with a time of 7:22.22, about three seconds faster than second place Stanford. The win laced the varsity eight in seventh overall as the Cup Grand Final determined places one through six.
In the women's JV Grand Final, WSU took third with a time of 7:12.12, Virginia placed second at 7:07.75, and the University of Washington earned first with a time of 7:05.73.
The novice eight won second place in the Grand Final with a time of 7:20.5, just five seconds behind first place Washington. California placed third with a time of 7:30.07
WSU's next regatta will be televised on a tape-delay basis by FOX Sports Northwest Net versus the No. 2 ranked University of Washington Huskies at 3 p.m. at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River Saturday, April 14. This will be the first time a WSU rowing event has ever been televised.
San Diego Crew Classic Women's Rowing Results
Mission Bay, San Diego, California
Jessop Whittier Cup Petite Final - Washington State University 07:10.22,
Stanford University 07:13.34, San Diego State University 07:21.41,
Oregon State University 07:21.86,Duke University 07:23.36,
Cal. State University Sacramento 07:24.73,Villanova University 07:32.69
Women's JV Grand Final - University of Washington 07:05.73, Virginia 07:07.75,
Washington State University 07:12.12, University Southern California 07:12.63,
Clemson University 07:18.97, Oregon State University 07:20.16
Women's Collegiate Novice A Grand Final -
University of Washington 07:15.93, Washington State University 07:20.50,
California 07:30.07, University of Virginia 07:30.21, Stanford University 07:41.02,
University California Davis 07:41.74
For complete results, go to www.crewclassic.com