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ROW | Cal Takes Opening Competition from Saint Mary’s

ORINDA, Calif. — The 2021 fall season officially began on Saturday morning as the Gaels hit the water against Cal. In their first fall competition since the fall of 2019, SMC Rowing went up against five boats from Cal, while putting one in the water themselves.

The format for Saturday's race featured a 1500-meter race at a 30-stroke rating and a 1000-meter race at an open-stroke rating. The Gaels were not able to eke out a victory over the Golden Bears, but head coach Anna Pytlak was still pleased with the first performance of the season.