Princeton, NJ – The Brown women’s crew opened the Ivy League season with an illustration of their team depth on Saturday morning, winning three of five races against Princeton and Ohio State, though the Tigers did win the varsity eight by a three-second margin. Bruno came away with wins in the second, third, and fourth varsity eights though, as well as seconds in both the varsity eight and four.
In the premier race of the day, three national level varsity eights squared off down the 2000 meter course, as the Tigers took a narrow victory, crossing the line in 6:38.6. Brown followed closely behind, rowing 6:41.2 despite some moderate chop and a headwind, and Ohio State trailed behind in third, finishing in 6:55.0.
Brown’s second varsity eight turned in another impressive performance earlier in the day, rowing the course in 7:01.9, taking the victory and finishing just six seconds slower than Ohio State’s first boat. Princeton came in second with a time of 7:04.8, while the Buckeyes picked up another third in 7:12.9.
The Bears also picked up wins in the third and fourth varsity eights, as the two squads rowed times of 7:36.4 and 7:43.5 respectively to take comfortable wins in each case. Ohio State finished second in the third varsity eight, well behind Brown with a time of 7:45.7, while Princeton took third in 7:54.0. The Buckeyes did pick up the win in the varsity four though, recording their only victory of the day in the smaller boats. Ohio State finished just two seconds ahead of Brown, crossing the line in 7:55.6 over Bruno’s 7:57.6. Princeton brought up the field with a time of 7:58.1.
The Bears will be back in action next weekend, when they host Radcliffe on April 3 at 11:00 a.m.