Women’s Crew Wins Championship Four at 53rd Head of the Charles

Women’s Crew Wins Championship Four at 53rd Head of the Charles

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brown University women's crew won the women's championship four event to highlight its second and final day of racing at the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday afternoon on the Charles River.

The Bears took gold in their first race of the day, winning the women's championship four (event 45A) in a field of 16 entries with a time of 17:08.207 out of bow position No. 1.

Brown topped second-place Cornell (17:12.656) by over four seconds and third-place Princeton (17:24.111) by almost 16 seconds.

The Bears raced two boats in the women's championship eight event (event 48A) with Brown's A entry (bow 2) placing 14th out of 36 entries with a time of 15:36.489 and its B entry (bow 35) coming in 27th behind a time of 16:05.934.

Brown's A boat beat Yale's 15th-place B entry (15:39.932) by over three seconds and fell to 13th-place Iowa (15:35.304) by 1.185 seconds. Sudbury (14:48.423) won the race while third-place Washington (15:03.829) checked in as the top NCAA entry.

Brown's B boat edged 28th-place Columbia (16:07.448) by just less than two seconds and fell to 26th-place Notre Dame (16:05.609) by 0.325 seconds.

Next, Brown will compete at the Princeton Chase on Sunday, Oct. 29. 

Brown Schedule/Results
Saturday, Oct. 21
8:05 a.m. – Event 2 – Women's Veteran I/II and Senior Veteran I/II Single (Marcia Hooper '77) – Bow 33 – 51 Entries – 41st Place (27:05.770)
1:18 p.m. – Event 19 – Women's Alumnae Eight – Bow 3 – 43 Entries – Fourth Place (16:44.298)
1:18 p.m. – Event 19 – Women's Alumnae Eight – Bow 15 – 43 Entries – 11th Place (17:52.237)
2:37 p.m. – Event 23 – Women's Club Eight – Bow 1 – 40 Entries – 22nd Place (17:51.077)
Sunday, Oct. 22
1:30 p.m. – Event 45A – Women's Championship Four – Bow 1 – 16 Entries – First Place (17:08.207)
2:22 p.m. – Event 48A – Women's Championship Eight – Bow 2 – 36 Entries – 14th Place (15:36.489)
2:22 p.m. – Event 48A – Women's Championship Eight – Bow 35 – 36 Entries – 27th Place (16:05.934)