No. 1 Women’s Crew Finishes Lake Natoma Invite with 17-5 Record

No. 1 Women’s Crew Finishes Lake Natoma Invite with 17-5 Record

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – No. 1 Brown University women's crew's second varsity eight took first place vs. No. 2 California and No. 7 Stanford on Sunday as the Bears concluded the two-day Lake Natoma Invitational with a 17-5 overall record at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. 

Racing on the course set to host this year's NCAA Championships, the Bears came in first in the second varsity eight, second in the A varsity four, and third in the first varsity eight on Sunday, competing against the Golden Bears and Cardinal.

Brown finished the two-day event with a record of 17-5 in all competitions after notching a 14-2 mark on Saturday.

In the second varsity eight race on Sunday, Brown (6:18.94) finished 0.97 seconds ahead of Cal (6:19.91) and just under 14 seconds ahead of Stanford (6:32.81) to win the event.

In the A varsity four, the Bears clocked in at 7:08.73 for second place, edging the Cardinal (7:12.88) by 4.15 seconds and falling to the Golden Bears (9:04.47) by 4.36 seconds.

Concluding the regatta with the first varsity eight, Brown placed third with a time of 6:18.39. Cal (6:13.13) finished 5.26 seconds ahead of the Bears to take first, and Stanford (6:16.38) crossed the finish 2.01 seconds before Brown for second.

Next, Brown races at Cornell University with Boston University on Saturday, April 23.

Brown Schedule/Results (Time of Day in Pacific Time)
Saturday Morning, April 16 (7-1 Record)
9:20 a.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Wisconsin, LMU – Second (1-1) – 7:15.98
9:50 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Wisconsin, LMU – First (2-0) – 6:30.48
10:20 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. Wisconsin, LMU – First (2-0) – 6:20.30
10:30 a.m. – B Varsity Four – vs. Gonzaga, Notre Dame – First (2-0) – 7:18.22
Saturday Afternoon, April 16 (7-1 Record)
4:10 p.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Iowa, Sac State – First (2-0) – 7:25.25
4:40 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Iowa, Sac State – First (2-0) – 6:41.52
5:10 p.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. Iowa, Sac State – First (2-0) – 6:29.45
5:30 p.m. – B Varsity Four – Grand Final vs. Cal, Notre Dame – Second (1-1) – 7:24.91
Sunday, April 17 (3-3 Record)
8:40 a.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Cal, Stanford – Second (1-1) – 7:08.73
9:10 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Cal, Stanford – First (2-0) – 6:18.94
9:50 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. Cal, Stanford – Third (0-2) – 6:18.39