Boston, Mass. – The Brown men's crew took to the Charles River on Saturday to compete in the annual Foot of the Charles regatta. The Bears showed good speed and came in second behind two strong Harvard squads in the varsity four and placed fourth in the freshman eight.
"Our crews raced well and overall we were second at the regatta, so we are pleased with that," said head coach Paul Cooke. "However, we were reminded that the Harvard squad is very strong and has great depth. To outrace them in the spring will take a tremendous effort by our team. Nonetheless, I like our leadership and our approach and we are looking forward to the challenge."
Even though Harvard was able to finish first in the varsity four, their home course advantage did play in and Brown's top crew was just a few seconds off the pace, finishing in 13:07.3.
The Bears also placed a six other crews into the race, which finished in seventh, 13th, 16th, 17th, 24th and 28th.
Brown's rookie eight boat finished with a time of 13:09.4, good for fourth-place, just behind Harvard, BU and Northeastern, all local area schools. The Bears' second freshman boat finished with a time of 14:39.1.