Bears Perform Well at EARC Sprints

May 14, 2007

Worcester, MA - At the EARC Sprints on Sunday, the Brown Men's Crew was extremely competitive in winning morning heats in the first, second, third and freshman eight races. But it was the freshman eight that shined most for the Bears, as they were able to claim a first-place finish in the Grand Finals.

In the third varsity eight race, Bruno was able to claim first-place in the morning heats with a 5:49.4. But the Bears were just two seconds shy of The Crimson in the Grand Finals, and placed third with a time of 5:49.0 behind Harvard's 5:47.1 and Syracuse's 5:48.1.

Bruno's freshman eight placed first in their heat by defeating Princeton by three seconds, and kept the momentum on their side in the Grand Final with a 5:39.0 for a gold medal. Coming in behind the Bears was Harvard (5:41.0), Princeton (5:42.3), Northeastern (5:43.6), Yale (5:51.6) and Boston University (5:54.1) for last place.

Brown's second varsity eight placed first in their heat after crossing the finish-line at 5:42.7. Yale came in right behind with a 5:44.8, followed by Syracuse (5:47.4), Columbia (5:55.5) and Boston University (5:59.1). In the Grand Final, Wisconsin earned first with a 5:36.2, followed by Harvard (5:37.0), Cornell (5:41.6), and Brown took fourth with a 5:43.7.

The Varsity Eight also placed first in the morning heats, as they crossed the line at 5:35.4. Princeton came in second at 5:39.9, Northeastern in third with a 5:42.1, and Penn took fourth with a 5:43.7. However, in the Grand Final, Harvard came out on top with a 5:27.0, followed by Yale (5:29.4), Wisconsin (5:30.2), Princeton (5:30.3), Brown (5:35.0) and Syracuse (5:42.9) placed last.