April 30, 2001

Crews Fall to Top Notch Competition

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It was a disappointing weekend for the Cornell crews, which were unable to come home with the top prize from any of the weekend’s races.

On Saturday, the women’s team found its boats traveling to two different locations. The first varsity boat headed to New Jersey to take on Boston University, Columbia and Northeastern while the rest of the women’s crews competed in Rhode Island against Brown.

The men’s heavyweight team traveled to New Haven, Conn., to take on Yale and Princeton. And the men’s lightweight crew raced at home against Dartmouth.

The first women’s varsity boat that headed to Princeton N.J., was competing at the World Cup Regatta. At the race, the boat finished second with a time of 6:46:03. The winning time was posted by Boston University, which finished at 6:42:35. Finishing third was Columbia (6:54:47) and placing fourth was Northeastern (6:4:76).

The rest of the Cornell women’s crews competed in Providence, R.I., where the Red was only able to pull out one victory, with the first novice boat crossing ahead of the rest of the field at 6:21:21. Brown proved to be just too formidable, winning the other four races.

On the men’s side, the heavyweight crews competed for the Carnegie Cup on Saturday. The Carnegie Cup is awarded annually to the winner of the Princeton- Cornell-Yale race. Once again Princeton came home with the prize placing first in the first varsity race as well as the first and second freshman races. Although not taking home the cup, Cornell placed first in the second and third varsity races, finishing with times of 5:36.4 and 5:42.1, respectively.

Racing at home, the lightweight crews were unable to retain the Bagle Trophy, as Dartmouth defeated Cornell in every race except the second freshman race. That event saw Cornell finishing first with a time of 7:15.5. The Dartmouth boat finished with a time of 7:20.7.

Only the women compete next weekend, hosting Dartmouth on Saturday.

Archived article by Kristen Haunss