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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – The top-ranked Virginia rowing team won the Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four race against No. 4 Stanford on Saturday in Redwood Shores, Calif. The Cardinal came away with the victory in the Varsity Eight race.

In a close race, Stanford finished with a time of 6:37.9 – the fastest of the day. Virginia’s time was 6:41.0. In the earlier race, No. 3 California (6:46.1) edged No. 14 UCLA (7:03.3).

Virginia’s Varsity Eight line-up was coxswain Sidney Thorsten, Kristine O’Brien, Christine Roper, Keziah Beall, Martha Kuzzy, Fiona Schlesinger, Marelle Myers, Claudia Blandford and Taylor Levine.

In the Second Varsity Eight, Virginia’s time was 6:42.1, which was the fastest of the day. Stanford was second to UVa with a time of 6:46.9. In the earlier Cal vs. UCLA race, the Bears (6:50.7) defeated the Bruins (6:59.5).

Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight line-up was coxswain Molly Frear, MacKenzie Leahy, Carli Goldberg, Carolyn Glandorf, Jenny Shultis, Morgan Joseph, Brandy Herald, Cara Linnenkohl and Hunter Terry.

UVa’s Varsity Four was also victorious over Stanford with a winning time of 7:36.2. The Cardinal’s time was 7:59.5. In earlier competition, Cal (7:37.4) defeated UCLA (7:40.1).

Virginia’s Varsity Four line-up was coxswain Sarah Jordan, Ruth Retzinger, Lauren Shook, Chelsea Simpson and Kaity McCullough.

In Sunday’s (March 27) races, Virginia takes on California and Stanford and UCLA face each other.

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Stanford
March 26, 2011
Redwood Shores, Calif.

Varsity Eight: 1. Stanford (6:37.9), 2. Virginia (6:41.0)
Second Varsity Eight: 1. Virginia (6:42.1), 2. Stanford (6:46.9)
Varsity Four
: 1. Virginia (7:36.2), 2. Stanford (7:59.5)

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