November 23, 2009

Men's Crew Wraps Up Fall Season With Win at Foot of the Charles

The Bears finished the fall season in impressive fashion over the weekend, splitting up their top boats into fours for the season finale and taking first against a number of tough opponents.  Brown's "A" squad raced down the course in a blistering 13:09, easily taking the top spot against Harvard and Boston University among others.

Bruno led off the day starting from the second position, behind host Harvard's top boat. Despite starting 16 seconds behind the Crimson, the Bears nearly made up the margin, finishing just seven seconds back for a convincing win.  The Brown "A" boat crossed the line in 13:09, well ahead of Harvard "A" in 13:18 and BU "A" in 13:20.  Brown "B" was a close fourth in 13:23, leading the second squads and beating "A" boats from Dartmouth and Boston College.  Bruno's "C" squad also turned in a nice row, finishing sixth in 13:32.

In the freshman eight, Brown rowed to a close third, finishing in 12:46, just six seconds behind Boston University.  Harvard won the event, rowing their home course in an impressive 12:19 to take first.

"It was great for our team to get the chance to compete one last time before the winter season," said head coach Paul Cooke.  "We hope to respond to the competition by increasing our excitement and energy for the spring season.  I’m looking forward to seeing the team build on their successes in the coming months."

Varsity 4:

Brown A          0:13:09.9
Harvard A     0:13:18.7
BU A          0:13:20.9
Brown B          0:13:23.2
Harvard B     0:13:29.1
Brown C          0:13:32.3
Harvard D     0:13:38.5
Harvard 150 A 0:13:38.5
Dartmouth A   0:13:40.5
BU B          0:13:40.9
Harvard C     0:13:42.5
Brown D       0:13:43.2
BC A          0:13:49.1
Harvard E     0:13:54.1
Dartmouth B   0:13:55.7
Harvard 150 B 0:13:59.9
BU D          0:14:00.1
Brown E          0:14:01.5
Harvard 150 C 0:14:03.9
Harvard F     0:14:04.2
BU C          0:14:05.8
Harvard G     0:14:12.2
Brown F          0:14:15.8
Morelli/Smith 0:14:23.2
Tucker/Wolf   0:14:26.6
BU E          0:14:32.1
Harvard H     0:14:32.4
Harvard 150 D 0:14:36.0
Brown G          0:14:40.8
Harvard 150 E 0:14:41.3
BC B          0:14:54.1
Harvard 150 F 0:14:56.7

Freshmen Eights:

Harvard A    0:12:19.5
BU A            0:12:40.2
Brown A            0:12:46.3
Harvard 150 A    0:12:58.8
Harvard B    0:13:03.8
Dartmouth A    0:13:15.8
Dartmouth 150 A    0:13:30.2
BU B            0:13:52.0
MIT 150 B    0:13:53.5
Harvard 150 B    0:13:55.5
Brown B            0:13:58.0
BC A            0:14:16.0
MIT A            0:14:18.1
Harvard 150 C    0:14:20.6
MIT 150 A    0:14:28.6
Dartmouth B    0:14:46.3
Harvard 150 D    0:15:06.9
Dartmouth 150 B    0:15:35.9
BC B            0:15:44.7
Harvard C    0:15:57.8
MIT 150 C    0:16:08.1
Harvard 150 E    0:16:21.6