No. 9 Women’s Crew Reclaims Class of 1987 Trophy at No. 5 Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 9 Brown women's crew team opened the 2014 spring season by reclaiming the Class of 1987 Trophy for the first time since 2007 and earning its 10th win since the award's inception at No. 5 Princeton with Michigan State on Lake Carnegie on Saturday.

In tough conditions, the Brown varsity eight turned in a time of 6:45.6 to beat the Tigers by three seconds, while the varsity four (7:46.8) and varsity B4/C4 (7:55.0) also took first place.

The Bears' second varsity eight missed the top finish by a mere 3.3 seconds, finishing in 6:57.9 to Princeton's 6:54.6. In total, Brown prevailed in three of five races against the defending Ivy League Champion Tigers. The Bears narrowed the gap in the all-time series between the two squads, as Princeton now leads 17-10 since the annual event began in 1987.

Brown returns to action on April 5 when the Bears open their home slate against Radcliffe. The first race is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Results

Varsity Eight
Brown 6:45.6
Princeton 6:48.6
Michigan State 6:59.9

Second Varsity Eight
Princeton 6:54.6
Brown 6:57.9
Michigan State 7:11.1

Varsity Four
Brown 7:46.8
Princeton 7:58.4
Michigan State 8:11.8

Third Varsity Eight
Princeton 7:18.5
Michigan State 7:26.3
Brown 7:34.5


Varsity B4/C4
Brown 7:55.0
Princeton B 7:57.5
Michigan State 8:07.5
Princeton C 8:31.8