April 21, 2007

No. 2 Brown Women's Crew Defeats Columbia and Cornell

April 21, 2007

Providence, RI - The No. 2 ranked Brown women's crew defeated both Columbia and Cornell on Saturday morning at the Seekonk River. The varsity eight came in first with a 6:17.16, followed by Columbia at 6:30.23 and Cornell at 6:42.07.

Brown's varsity eight had a one-length lead just one minute into the race against the competitive Cornell and Columbia crews, and just kept moving out, rowing at 34 strokes a minute. The pattern was the same in all women's races, as all Brown crews rowed smoothly and efficiently, picking up victories in all four races of the day.

The varsity eight crossed the line at 6:17.16, as Columbia finished behind at 6:30.23 and Cornell with 6:42.07. Brown's Varsity Four "A" and "B" locked up the first and second, with the "A" crew coming in at 7.53.25 and the "B" at 8:03.46. Columbia's varsity four came in third with a 8:35.47.

The Bears' second varsity crew placed first with a 6:36.21, and was followed by Cornell at 6:54.02 and Columbia at 6:58.57. Brown's novice eight came in first with a 6:50.51, followed by Cornell "A" at 7:1523, Cornell "B" at 7:27.17 and Columbia came in last at 7:40.08.

The women's crew will challenge Yale and Tennessee on Saturday, April 28 on the Housatonic River in Derby, Connecticut.