#3 Bears' Varsity Eight Falls To #1 Princeton In Season-Opening Race

#3 Bears' Varsity Eight Falls To #1 Princeton In  Season-Opening Race

March 26, 2005

Princeton, NJ - The defending national champion Brown women's crew team began its 2005 season on Carnagie River in Princeton, NJ on Saturday, facing the Tigers and Michigan State. Despite falling to top-ranked Princeton in the varsity eight, the Bears took wins in the other three races on the day.

The Tigers won the varsity eight with a time of 6:33.2 while the Bears clocked in at 6:37.0. The Spartans finished last with a time of 6:42.9.

In the second varsity eight race, Brown had a winning time of 7:02.9, just under two seconds ahead of Princeton. Michigan State was well behind, finishing at 7:15.0.

In the novice eight, the Bears freshmen crew rowed to a 6.4 second win over the Tigers. Brown timed in at 7:15.2 compared to Princeton's 7:21.6 finish.

In the fours, Brown's second varsity dominated Princeton, finishing over nine second ahead of the Tigers, 8:11.4-8:20.7. The varsity four battled Michigan State but fell short in the end, finishing just under two seconds behind the Spartans.

Brown will face Radcliffe next Saturday on the Charles River.

Varsity 8:
Brown: 6:37.0
MSU: 6:42.9

2nd Varsity 8:
Princeton: 7:04.7
MSU: 7:15.0

Novice 8:
Brown: 7:15.2
Princeton: 7:21.6

Varsity Four
Michigan State: 7:55.5
Brown: 7:57.2
Princeton: 8:02.0

Second Varsity Four 4:
Brown: 8:11.4
Princeton:(2N/3V) 8:20.7