MISSION BAY -- The results and the times were impressive for the Orange Coast College men's crew as the Pirates picked up four top-five times (including one wire-to-wire win) at the 2018 San Diego Crew Classic.
The Varsity 8 reached the finals with a strong preliminary race and notched the top time in the finals among all of the West Coast schools, clocking in with a time of 6 minutes, 26.73 seconds, which was good enough for third place overall behind only Temple University (6:17.85) and the University of British Columbia (6:21.09).
In the Novice 8 race, Coast finished runner-up in the finals to Cal and 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. The Golden Bears crossed the line first with a time of 6:30.77, while the Pirates came in at 6:47.81, while UCLA (7:06.82) finished a distant third.
The Second Varsity 8 notched a solid fifth-place time of 6:51.19 and was just two seconds behind fellow ACRA member, UC Santa Barbara in the race.
OCC's big win of the event came in the Second Novice 8 race, where the Pirates led from wire to wire in the finals and clocked in with a time of 7:05.44, a full 19 seconds better than runner-up USCB's time of 7:24.80.
The Pirates will now head up to the UCLA Classic in Marina Del Rey on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m.
|VARSITY 8||2nd VARSITY 8||NOVICE 8||2nd NOVICE 8|
|Cambria STIRRAT||Ally NORDLIE||Holly ULICKI||Brittney WERSTINE|
|Caleb O'NEIL||Andrew GARROW||Joe BATTISTI||Jackson HOMAN|
|Daniel AMADO||Hayden HILL||Chris GUITHUES||Cole HANCK|
|Axel WITT||Kyle GOCAN||Cameron KIELTY||Julian CLYNE|
|Cole GUILD||Marshall CYRUS||Christian ROTSHEDL||Chase SMITH|
|Ken PONCHAK||Rockey STICKNEY||Colin CRAWFORD||Cole VILLA|
|James KERRIGAN||Stephen HOSPEDALES||Clayton CANNON||Amir MAKAREHCHI|
|Tanner GODFREY||Seve BADAJOZ||Holden BAILEY||Aaron WILSON|
|Jordan TEISAN||David DUFFY||Bryce MOON||Kyle WOERTINK|