Well Balanced Bears Finish First Overall At 2004 Eastern Sprints

May 9, 2004

Camden, NJ - The Brown women's crew team earned the team trophy, placing first overall in the final standings at the 2004 Eastern Sprints on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ on Sunday. The Bears, racing five boats in the grand finales of the competition, edged out second place Princeton by one point, 67-66. Brown earned gold medals in the junior varsity eight and second novice eight races.

The junior varsity timed in with a winning mark of 6:31.02 while the second novice crew finished in 6:48.99. In the varsity four race, Brown earned the silver medal timing in at 7:27.56 behind Cornell.

In the first novice eight race, the Bears took the bronze medal with a 6:38.30 finish. The varsity eight race was won by Princeton as Brown finished fourth overall with a time of 6:20.14. Radcliffe and Yale followed the Tigers in second and third place respectively.

Brown advanced all five of its boats to the grand finales after sweeping all of its heats earlier in the day. The varsity eight and varsity four both posted the fastest times out of all the morning heats.

The Bears will now wait to see if they will be invited to the 2004 NCAA Championships held in Sacramento, CA beginning May 29. Brown will be looking to capture its fourth national title in the last six years.