April 26, 2014

Men’s Crew Storms Past Dartmouth to Retain Atalanta Cup

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's crew swept all four races, headlined by the varsity eight event in the battle for the Atalanta Cup, as the Bears cruised past Ivy rival Dartmouth Saturday morning on the Seekonk River. 

Due to the tide, the teams opened with the varsity race, in the event to determine the winner of the Atalanta Cup. Facing a moderate tailwind, the Bears cruised to a convincing seven-second victory, crossing the finish line in a time of 5:23.2. The Big Green completed the 2,000-meter course in a time of 5:30.2.

The second varsity race featured three crews as the Brown freshmen eight joined the two junior varsity boats since Dartmouth did not field a freshmen boat. The race came down to the two Brown boats, but the junior varsity edged the rookies with a win at 5:30.0 to 5:32.8. The Dartmouth junior varsity crossed at 5:37.6.

Brown ended with back-to-back victories in the third and fourth varsity races. The Brown third varsity boat rowed to an open water finish over the Big Green with a time of 5:37.2, while the fourth varsity won by two seconds, crossing at 5:44.0 to 5:46.4.

The Bears round out the regular season on Saturday, May 3 when they visit Princeton for the Content Cup at 9 a.m.

Varsity 8:
Brown 5:23.2
Dartmouth 5:30.2 

2nd Varsity 8:
Brown 2V 5:30.0
Brown 1F 5:32.8
Dartmouth 5:37.6 

3rd Varsity:
Brown 5:37.2
Dartmouth 5:48.8 

4th Varsity:
Brown 5:44.0
Dartmouth 5:46.4