April 30, 2011

Bears Top Ivy-Rival Yale in Final Tuneup Before EAWRC Sprints

Derby, Conn. - The sixth-ranked Brown women's crew traveled to take on No. 8 Yale in an Ivy League matchup on Saturday, and were victorious, retaining the Nat & Anne Case Cup. Both the Bears varsity eight and second varsity eight boats posted sub-6:07 times. 

The V8 boat started the day off with an impressive time, crossing the line in 6:04.60, for a five-second win over the Bulldogs. Brown's second varsity topped Yale as well, and actually posted a time three seconds faster than Yale's varsity.

Brown's varsity four put up a seven-second win, finishing in 6:50.40. The Bears also took the top time in the 3V8 race at 6:21.40. Bruno did have the fastest time in the V4B race, but missed a turning buoy and was excluded.

The Bears will now prep for the EAWRC Sprints in Hamden, N.J., on May 15. 

Varsity 8:
Brown 6:04.60
Yale 6:09.80
2nd Varsity 8:
Brown 6:06.30
Yale 6:11.60
Varsity Four:
Brown 6:50.40
Yale 6:57.40
3V8:
Brown 6:21.40
Yale 6:27.10
V4B:
Brown B 7:00.00
Yale 7:12.30
Brown C 7:20.70