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Rowing teams to appear on ESPNU airing of San Diego Crew Classic

The Bates women's varsity eight defeated all of its competition at the San Diego Crew Classic, save for the top two finishers in the Grand Final, Tulsa and Alabama. (Photo by Peter Steenstra)

LEWISTON, Maine -- The 2011 San Diego Crew Classic, in which the Bates men's and women's rowing teams competed, will air on four occasions today and tomorrow, May 6 and 7, on ESPNU.

The prestigious regatta, which included boats from all over North America, including Bates as the lone Division III teams, will air on ESPNU on Friday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the program will air on the same channel at midnight, then at 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Bates men's and women's rowing teams won their respective Petite Finals on the final day of the San Diego Crew Classic, capping a very impressive opening regatta of the spring season for the teams.