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Posted May 5, 1999

Photo: Mechanical engineering students

Mechanical engineering students labored through the night last week on their entry for the national collegiate human-powered vehicle competition, held on Treasure Island May 1 and 2. Berkeley's entry, the "Bearacuda," won both the sprint and the road race in the tandem category, reaching almost 40 miles per hour.

A total of 25 entries from across the nation competed, with Berkeley's vehicle coming in second overall in the sprint. From left are sophomore Tai Stillwater and seniors Francis Ku and Brenda Hyde, who directed the project. Peg Skorpinski photo.


May 5 - 11, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 33)
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