PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The fourth-ranked Brown Men's Crew swept all races with Ivy League foe and 15-ranked Dartmouth this Saturday on the Seekonk River under favorable conditions with the highlight of the day an open water victory in the varsity eight race to retain the Atalanta Cup, the first intercollegiate rowing trophy.
In the varsity race, the Big Green pulled away from Brown with an aggressive first 500 meters where they were leading by five seats. Bruno made its move in the second 500 meters and inched through the Big Green to lead by half a boat length at the 1,000-meter mark. Brown never looked back and continued to pull away finishing the race in 5:58.1.Dartmouth 6:15.1.
The second varsity and third varsity boats from Brown faced the Dartmouth second varsity. Both Brown boats pulled ahead of the Dartmouth contender in the first quarter of the race and did not look back. The Bears JV finished first in 6:13.3, ahead of the Brown 3V at 6:19.1, with the Big Green finishing third in 6:32.7.
The freshmen event saw some of the closest racing of the day with both crews level off the line and remaining even throughout the first 500 meters. In the second quarter of the race, the rookie Bears fought ahead by a few seats which they extended to almost a full length in the third 500.
At the finish line, Brown was able to hold Dartmouth's sprint finishing 6:23.4 to Dartmouth's 6:25.6. The Brown second freshmen followed with a time of 7:21.2.
Rounding out the squad's strong performance was the varsity four race with two Brown 4's racing against Dartmouth's 3V4. Brown's first boat led from wire to wire with a finishing time of 7:34.8 to Dartmouth's 7:49.6. The second Brown 4 fought hard to come through in the final 500 but fell short with a time of 7:53.0.
The Bears travel to Princeton next weekend to race for the Content Cup on the Tiger's home course.
1. Brown – 5:58.1
2. Dartmouth – 6:15.1
Second/Third Varsity 8
1. Brown (2V8) – 6:13.3
2. Brown (3V8) – 6:19.1
3. Dartmouth – 6:32.7
1. Brown (A) – 6:23.4
2. Dartmouth – 6:25.6
3. Brown (B) – 7:21.2
1. Brown (A) – 7:34.8
2. Dartmouth – 7:49.6
3. Brown (B) – 7:53.0