For crew, another top finish in season finale
The No. 4 Cal men’s crew team finished fourth at the IRA National Championships this weekend at Copper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., finishing in the top four in five events.
The finish breaks a four-year streak of top-three finishes for the perennially competitive program, which has finished in the top three all but twice in the past decade. After winning four straight championships from 1999-2002, the Bears have now won just two titles in the last seven years, the most recent coming in 2010.
Washington swept all five events in the Grand Finals, but Cal gave the Huskies their closest test. The Bears finished just 1.84 seconds back in the varsity four