No. 8 Women's Crew Places Second in Varsity Four to Close Lake Natoma Invite

No. 8 Women's Crew Places Second in Varsity Four to Close Lake Natoma Invite

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – No. 8 Brown University women's crew placed second in the A varsity four and third in the first varsity eight and second varsity eight to close out racing at the 2018 Lake Natoma Invitational on Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

In their second and final day of racing at the LNI, the Bears topped No. 7 Stanford and Notre Dame in the A varsity four and defeated the Fighting Irish in both the first varsity eight and second varsity eight. Brown fell to No. 2 California in all three races and trailed the Cardinal in the first varsity eight and second varsity eight.

Over three sessions of competition, the Bears tallied a 20-13 overall record.

Opening the day with the A varsity four, Brown placed second in a time of 7:26.5, trailing the Golden Bears (7:18.0) by 8.5 seconds and beating Stanford (7:32.6) by 6.1 seconds as well as Notre Dame (7:45.4).

In the first varsity eight, the Bears came in with a time of 6:47.4, falling to Cal (6:34.8) by 12.6 seconds and to Stanford (6:43.8) by 3.6 seconds, while edging Notre Dame (7:02.7) by 14.3 seconds.

Brown's second varsity eight recorded a time of 6:44.2, finishing 10.0 seconds behind the Golden Bears (6:34.2) and just 1.2 seconds behind the Cardinal (6:43.0). The crew clipped Notre Dame (7:07.7) by 23.5 seconds.

Next, Brown races at Cornell University with Navy on Saturday, April 21.

Brown Schedule/Results (Time of Day in Pacific Time)
Saturday Morning, April 14 (9-3)
9:10 a.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Stanford, USD, Alabama – First (3-0) – 7:10.5
9:30 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Stanford, USD, Alabama – Second (2-1) – 6:38.3
9:50 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. Stanford, USD, Alabama – Second (2-1) – 6:30.3
10:00 a.m. – B Varsity Four – vs. Cal, Gonzaga, Sac State – Second (2-1) – 7:27.6
Saturday Afternoon, April 14 (7-5)
3:40 p.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Cal, Gonzaga, USD – Second (2-1) – 7:18.7
4:00 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Cal, Gonzaga, USD – Second (2-1) – 6:37.8
4:20 p.m. – First Varsity Eight – Cal, Gonzaga, USD – Second (2-1) – 6:31.1
4:50 p.m. – B Varsity Four – Grand Final – Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame – Third (1-2) – 7:18.7
Sunday, April 15 (4-5)
8:20 a.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame – Second (2-1) – 7:26.5
8:40 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame – Third (1-2) – 6:44.2
9:00 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame – Third (1-2) – 6:47.4