June 2, 2007

Brown Finishes Fourth at IRA Championships

June 2, 2007

Camden, NJ - After advancing four crews to the Grand Finals at the IRA Championships yesterday, the Brown men's crew finished strong at the 105th IRA Regatta on the Cooper River. The Bears took fourth in the varsity eight and sixth in the second varsity eight, while the freshman placed second and varsity four (with a coxswain) tallied third.

In an extremely tight and competitive varsity race, Washington won in 5:33.16, while both Stanford and Harvard finished second with a 5:34.12. Bruno was fourth with a 5:34.9, and was followed by California and Princeton.

California won the title in the freshman race with a 5:40.8, but Brown picked up a silver medal with a time of 5:44.1. Washington finished in third with a 5:44.3, followed by Harvard, Princeton and then Yale.

In the varsity four race (with a coxswain), California claimed the title crossing the line at 6:20.6, while Temple came in second with a 6:24.3 and Brown in third with a 6:24.7. Gonzaga finished in fourth, Hobart in fifth and UCLA in sixth.

Brown's varsity four (without a coxswain) won the third level final with a 6:31.8. MIT crossed the line at 6:33.1, Michigan at 6:36.8, Boston University at 6:39.3 and then Temple and Lehigh.

Washington won the Ten Eyck Award as the team champion. The Huskies collected 216 points, while runner-up Harvard totaled 191 points and California added 190. Brown finished fourth in the standings with 185 points and Cornell was fifth with 157.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Washington - 216
2. Harvard - 191
3. California - 190
4. Brown - 185
5. Cornell - 157
6. Princeton - 147
7. Wisconsin - 142
8. Yale - 141
9. Northeastern - 123
10. Stanford - 112