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April 8, 2001

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of Virginia women’s rowing team turned in a solid performance on Sunday (April 8) in the finals of the San Diego Crew Classic. Virginia’s second varsity eight finished second, the Cavaliers’ first varsity eight finished third and UVa’s novice eight finished fourth.

Washington won the second varsity eight competition with a time of 7:05.7 and Virginia finished second at 7:07.7. Washington State was third (7:12.1) followed by Southern California (7:12.6), Clemson (7:18.9) and Oregon State (7:20.1).

Southern California won the first varsity eight with a time of 6:52.5 followed by Washington (6:53) and Virginia (7:06.7). California-Berkeley finished fourth with a time of (7:06.9) followed by Clemson (7:13.8), Notre Dame (7:17.4) and Texas (7:17.6).

Washington won the novice eight competition with a time of 7:15.9 followed by Washington State (7:20.5), California-Berkeley (7:30.1) and Virginia (7:30.2). Stanford finished fifth in the novice eight with a time of 7:41 and California-Davis was sixth (7:41.7).

At the Occoquan Sprints in Fairfax, Va., Virginia crews won four events and finished second in another.

UVa won both varsity four events and the two varsity four crews then combined to defeat George Mason University by 15 seconds to win the varsity eight competition. Virginia’s novice four came from behind in the last 20 strokes to defeat George Mason by three tenths of a second and the Cavaliers’ novice eight finished second to George Mason.

Virginia’s next competition is at the George Washington Invitational in Washington, D.C., on Saturday (April 14).

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