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Cal Men's and Women's Crew both win Pac-12 conference titles


Both your Cal Women's and Men's Crew are 2016 Pac-12 champions!
Both your Cal Women's and Men's Crew are 2016 Pac-12 champions!
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While you were having brunch (or recovering from a boozy brunch on the East Coast) this morning, both Cal men's and women's crew were busy making the aptly named Gold River a Bear Territory!

The full results of the day can be found here.

The 2nd ranked Cal Women won their 2nd consecutive Pac-12 title, and the 8th Pac-12 title in 9 year, by winning the V8, 2V8, V4, and taking the silver in 3V8. Washington finished in 2nd place while Washington State finished in 3rd.

The V8 squad of Hannah Christopher, Kendall Chase, Rowan McKellar, Jacinta Edmunds,Mia Croonquist, Charlotte Siering, Charlotte Passot, Inger Kavlie, and Dorethee Beckendorff just edged Stanford 6:22.3 to 6:22.9 for 1st place to clinch the Pac-12 title.

Cal's V4 squad won over the race over Washington with a time of 7:04.7.

The 2nd V8 squad came from behind to beat Washington with a time of 6:26.8.

In the first race of the morning, Cal women's 3rd V8 squad finished 2nd to Washington, 6:30.6 to 6:37.4.

The Cal men was able to vanquish Washington, who had dominated both the Pac-12 and the IRA national titles in recent years, to win their first Pac-12 title since 2009.

In basically a two team race for first place with Washington all day, the Bears were able to win the big one, the Varsity 8 - a race that will determine the national champions at the IRA in two weeks.

Varsity 4 (9:00) - 2nd - 6:30.2

Novice 8 (9:30) - 1st - 5:42.569 / Wash 5:42.726

3 Varsity (10:00) - 2nd - 5:58.1

2 Varsity (10:30) - 1st - 5:48.0

Varsity 8 - 1st - 5:39.85

Here is another video of the win.

With these wins, the Golden Bears are confident heading into the NCAA (for the women) championships in two weeks back at the Gold River and the IRA (for the men) championships in three weeks at Lake Mercer near Princeton.