April 27, 2013

#9 Brown Retains Dunn Bowl in Races Against #16 Columbia and #19 Cornell

Boatings

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – On a sunny Saturday in Providence, the ninth-ranked Brown women's crew team returned to action on the Seekonk River, producing several impressive performances against Ivy League foes #16 Columbia and #19 Cornell to retain the Dunn Bowl, the trophy given to the victorious team in best-of-three NCAA events.

Competition in the Bears' second and final home regatta of the 2013 season opened with the 'B' varsity fours, a race that Cornell won with a time of 7:52.30. Columbia clocked in at 8:09.90 to claim the second spot, while Brown's boat turned in a time of 8:25.10, good for third.

The third varsity eights took to the water next, with only the Bears and the Big Red entering boats in the race. Brown took the top spot with a time of 6:54.90, significantly ahead of Cornell, as its crew crossed the finish line at 7:15.30.

The Bears cruised to victory in the 'A' varsity fours, gliding in with a time of 7:15.80. The Lions and Big Red battled it out for second place, with Cornell coming out on top, turning in a 7:31.50 to Columbia's 7:32.30.

Brown's second varsity eight proved victorious as well, turning in a time of 6:23.90 to edge out Cornell's crew, which crossed the line at 6:25.30. Columbia finished just seven seconds behind the top two boats with a 7:32.60.

The final race of the morning, the varsity eight, was the closest of the regatta, with the Lions managing to eke out the victory with a time of 6:12.00. The Bears raced them neck-and-neck for the entirety of the 2000 meter course, finishing less than a second behind with a time of 6:12.90. The Big Red completed the field, racing to a 6:17.50.

Brown has a quick turn around between competitions, as the Bears head to New Haven, Connecticut on Monday, April 29th for a morning regatta against the Yale Bulldogs.

Results

First Varsity Eight
Columbia – 6:12.00
Brown – 6:12.90
URI – 6:17.50
 

Second Varsity Eight
Brown – 6:23.90
Cornell – 6:25.10
Columbia – 6:32.30

'A'
Varsity Four
Brown– 7:15.80
Cornell – 7:31.50
Columbia – 7:32.60 

Third Varsity Eight
Brown – 6:54.90
Cornell – 7:15.30

'B'
Varsity Four
Cornell– 7:52.30
Columbia – 8:09.90
Brown – 8:25.10