Oct. 28, 2008
Princeton, N.J. - The women's crew finished 10th at the Princeton Chase over the weekend, the result of two 10 second penalties for missing buoys, which dropped them out of the fourth position. Based on raw times, however, the Bears came in behind only two Yale boats and the Princeton "A" squad, a solid performance for the fall season.
The Brown "B" boat was close on the heels of the top crew, coming in 14th overall, and finishing only a second and a half behind boats from both Princeton and Yale. Coming in 28th overall, and only a minute behind the first boat, was Brown "C." In a regatta with only elite collegiate competition, the times were more telling than the places though, and the relatively small gap between Brown boats illustrates the depth that the Bears strive for.
Brown also turned in a solid performance from their freshmen, as the women's novice 8 came in third in their event, less than two seconds behind the University of Virginia, and 34 seconds ahead of the fourth place finisher.
The Bears will be in action again on November 22, when they travel to Boston to compete in the Tail of the Charles.