May 26, 2007

Brown Advances All Three Crews to Sunday's Grand Finals

May 26, 2007

Oak Ridge, TN - In day two of the NCAA Division I Rowing Championships at Melton Hill Lake, Brown's varsity eight advanced to the Grand Finals tomorrow after placing second to Yale in the first heat of the day.

Although delayed for an hour due to debris on the course, the draw found all five Ivy League schools and Minnesota competing against each other. Yale was able to secure a victory after jumping out to an early lead which would never be relinquished, topping Brown by 2.57 seconds.

Princeton secured themselves a spot in the Grand Final tomorrow, but coming in .37 faster than Harvard. Harvard claimed fourth with a 6:29.37, Dartmouth in fifth with a time of 6:31.78 and Minnesota trailed behind in last.

Division I races start at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow with the Fours petite final, and runs until 11:45 a.m. when the First Eights grand final starts down the course. Both Virginia and Brown put themselves in position to capture the national title, with both teams advancing all three crews to Sunday's grand finals