October 26, 2009

Crew Competes at Princeton Chase

The women's crew was in action at the Princeton Chase on Sunday afternoon, as the Bears finished with two boats in the top-seven at the highly competitive event. Bruno's top eight finished fourth with an impressive 15:29, while the "B" boat came across just seven seconds later to finish seventh, beating a number of "A" boats in the process.

Despite starting from the sixth position, Brown's top crew enjoyed an impressive row, getting out to a quick start and then holding on to jump two spots to fourth place.  Yale's top boat took first with a time of 14:46, followed by Virginia and Princeton's "A" crews.  The Virginia and Yale "B" boats placed fifth and sixth respectively, followed by Brown's second crew, which crossed the line in 15:36, coming on strong in the latter portion of the race.

The Bears also raced "C" and "D" eights, preferring to stick with racing in eights early in the season rather than splitting into small boats.  Brown's "C" squad took 27th with a time of 16:30, beating top crews from schools such as Rutgers and Georgetown.  The "D" boat finished just two seconds later, placing 29th overall, as all four boats finished in the top-30 of a 60-boat field.

The Bears will be back in action on November 14, when they travel to Boston to compete in the Foot of the Charles.