No. 5 Women’s Crew Takes Second in Top Three Races vs. No 2 Princeton and No. 8 Michigan State

Princeton, N.J. – No. 5 Brown women's crew took on an impressive field in its first day of competition in the 2011 season, traveling to take on No. 2 Princeton and No. 8 Michigan State. The Bears finished second in each of the top three races of the day, while its third Varsity 8 was victorious in a head-to-head race against Princeton. 

Princeton showed why it holds the No. 2 ranking in the poll, winning each of the top three races. Michigan State finished third in each of its races, while Brown added a B team to the Varsity 4 race, which finished fourth.

Brown's Varsity eight was less than three seconds off the pace in the Varsity 8 at 7:06.3 and less than three in the Varsity 4 at 8:05.09. Bruno was also four seconds off, exactly, in the second Varsity 8 at 7:19.2.

The Bears winning third Varsity 8 finished in 7:28.7, 15.9 seconds ahead of second-place Princeton.

Brown will be back in the boats on April 2, when they travel to take on Radcliffe. 


Varsity 8 
Princeton 7:03.8
Brown 7:06.3
Michigan State 7:10.0

2nd Varsity 8
Princeton 7:15.2
Brown 7:19.2
Michigan State 7:27.7

Varsity 4
Princeton 8:03.7
Brown A 8:05.9
Michigan State 8:10.1
Brown B 8:23.2

3rd Varsity 8
Brown 7:38.7
Princeton 7:54.8