April 19, 2008

Women's Crew Defeats Boston University and Gonzaga on Charles River

April 19, 2008

Boston, MA - It was another great day of racing for the Brown women's crew, as the Bears' varsity eight defeated Boston University and Gonzaga on the Charles River on Saturday morning. While the tailwind seemed to pick up by the end of the day causing rougher conditions for competing crews, Bruno didn't seem to be effected at all.

"I was excited about the races this morning. The conditions were surprising, but I think we handled it well and all the teams raced great," said junior Julia DiBonaventura (Boston, MA) who sat in the third seat in Brown's junior varsity race.

Bruno's varsity eight got off to a great start and never looked back, posting a time of 6:25.70. Gonzaga came in with a time of 6:34.70, followed by Boston University with a 6:35.30. The second varsity eight had just as much success, beating their opponents by nearly 12 seconds. The second varsity came in with a time of 6:33.20, followed by Gonzaga (6:45.00) and Boston University (6:46.40).

Another win for Brown came in the third varsity four "A" race, with Bruno crossing the line at 7:16.30. Placing behind was Gonzaga (7:24.80) and then Boston University (7:44.80). The novice eight cruised to a 6:35.20, defeating Notre Dome, Northeastern, and Boston University. The third varsity four "B" race saw Bruno in first with a 7:25.20, as the Fighting Irish came in second (7:31.19) and the Terriers in third (8:00.51). Last but certainly not least, Brown's second novice four picked up a win with a time of 7:46.9.

Coxswain Christina Caligiuri (Columbus, OH) echoed some of the thoughts of her teammate, saying that the race felt good, and it was exciting for the Brown crews to compete against so many talented and competitive teams.

The Bears now travel to Ithaca, New York, where they will race against cornell and Columbia University on Saturday, April 26.

Varsity Eight
Brown: 6:25:70
Gonzaga: 6:34.70
BU: 6:35.30

Second Varsity
Brown: 6:33.20
Gonzaga: 6:45.00
BU: 6:46.40

3VA4
Brown:7:16.30
Gonzaga:7:24.80
BU:7;44.80

1N8
Brown:6:35.20
Notre Dame: 6:55.10
NU:7:10.15
BU:7:11.61

3V4B
Brown: 7:25.20
ND:7:31.19
BU: 8:00.51

2N4
Brown:7:46.9
Texas: 7:56.53
NU: 8:37.51