April 11, 2003

Crews Host Rutgers, Tigers

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The heavyweight crew returns home to race Rutgers on Cayuga Inlet this Sunday. The squad hopes to remain undefeated as it marches ever closer to its most important race so far this year, the Eastern sprints.

The team certainly appears to be competing at a top notch level. Last week the rowers raced Georgetown in Princeton and not only won, but swept every single event.

Head coach Dan Allen commented, “We look to continue our unbeaten streak and take this meet as another step forward towards the eastern sprints.”

Allen’s comments, however, are not meant to undervalue the strength of Rutgers, a team that has improved drastically of late.

“Rutgers is a much better team than they have been in the past, and they’ve been giving some crews trouble,” said Allen.

Interestingly, coach Allen plans to tweak the order this week.

“We are going to mix up the lineup a bit and try to figure out the fastest combination” stated Allen.

The boats were fast during the first weeks of the season but the coach feels there are possibilities for improvement.

The other crews also take to the water this weekend.

The lightweight men’s crew will battle Rutgers and Princeton at home tomorrow.

The women’s team is away at Princeton this weekend. They will compete in a quad-match against host Princeton, Radcliffe, and Wisconsin.

Archived article by Mark Travers