No. 9 Women’s Crew Takes Second in 2V8, AV4 to Wrap Up Lake Natoma Invite

No. 9 Women’s Crew Takes Second in 2V8, AV4 to Wrap Up Lake Natoma Invite

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – No. 9 Brown University women's crew came in second place in the second varsity eight and A varsity four in races against No. 2 California and No. 6 Stanford on the second day of the 2017 Lake Natoma Invitational on Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

The Bears topped the Cardinal in both the second varsity eight and A varsity four while coming in third place in the first varsity eight. The Golden Bears won all three races with at least a four-second margin in each event.

Brown finished 14-4 overall on the weekend after posting a 12-0 record on Saturday in races against Central Florida, Sacramento State, Gonzaga, and Boston University.

In the second varsity eight, Brown came in second with a time of 6:28.65, beating third-place Stanford (6:31.24) by 2.59 seconds and falling to first-place Cal (6:20.00) by 8.65 seconds.

Opening the day with the A varsity four, the Bears placed second behind a time of 7:07.50, topping the Cardinal (7:12.40) by 4.90 seconds and dropping a decision to the Golden Bears (7:02.70) by 4.80 seconds.

Closing the regatta with the first varsity eight, Brown clocked in with a time of 6:28.55 for third place, trailing Stanford (6:23.61) by 4.94 seconds and Cal (6:18.27) by 10.28 seconds.

In all three events, Cal raced out of lane one, Brown out of lane two, and Stanford out of lane three.

Next, Brown hosts Cornell University for a dual race on the Seekonk River on Saturday, Apr. 15. 

Brown Schedule/Results (Time of Day in Pacific Time)
Saturday Morning, April 8 (6-0)
8:20 a.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. UCF, Sac State – First (2-0) – 7:09.49
8:50 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. UCF, Sac State – First (2-0) – 6:31.04
9:20 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. UCF, Sac State – First (2-0) – 6:23.80
Saturday Afternoon, April 8 (6-0)
4:10 p.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Gonzaga, BU – First (2-0) – 7:08.67
4:40 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Gonzaga, BU – First (2-0) – 6:27.39
5:10 p.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. Gonzaga, BU – First (2-0) – 6:20.82
Sunday, April 9 (2-4)
8:10 a.m. – A Varsity Four – vs. Cal, Stanford – Second (1-1) – 7:07.50
8:40 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – vs. Cal, Stanford – Second (1-1) – 6:28.65
9:10 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – vs. Cal, Stanford – Third (0-2) – 6:28.55