April 21, 2002
The Santa Clara University women's crew came up just short Saturday afternoon in its competition against UCLA at the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores, Calif.
The varsity eight were the first to row at 11 a.m. and took on the UCLA varsity 1 and varsity 2 squads. The Broncos got through the first 500 meters and were less than a second behind the Bruins' varsity 1 boat, but were nearly 10 seconds ahead of the varsity 2. The Bruins edged out to a three second lead after 1000 meters and doubled that after the 1500 meter mark.
In the end, Santa Clara's varsity boat crossed the finish line in a time of 7:51.75, just 10 seconds behind the varsity 1 boat but nearly 23 seconds ahead of the varsity 2.
The Broncos' novice eight began its race at 11:10 a.m. at Redwood Shores and was up against the UCLA novice eight. After the first 500 meters, Santa Clara jumped out to an early three second lead. The Broncos and Bruins raced the next 500 meters at nearly the same pace, but at the 1500 meter mark the Bruins had caught up to the Broncos, who now only led by .3 seconds.
Santa Clara crossed the line in a time of 7:52.86 finishing just behind the Bruins who came across in a time of 7:49.02.
The Broncos will continue their season next at the West Coast Conference Championships. The WCC Championships will be contested May 3, 2002 at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif.
Stanford Invitational Results:
Women's Varsity - Santa Clara vs. UCLA:
UCLA Varsity 1 - 7:41.64
Santa Clara Varsity - 7:51.75
UCLA Varsity 2 - 8:14.5
Women's Novice - Santa Clara vs. UCLA:
UCLA - 7:49.02
Santa Clara - 7:52.86