Women’s Crew Places Third in Women’s Eight at Head of the Housatonic

Women’s Crew Places Third in Women’s Eight at Head of the Housatonic

DERBY, Conn. – Brown University women's crew took bronze with a third-place finish in the collegiate women's eight event at the Head of the Housatonic on Saturday morning at Indian Well State Park on the Housatonic River.

In its fall season opener, the Bears' A boat navigated the 2.7-mile course in 13:57.0 for third place out of 23 entries, trailing Yale's top crew (13:35.9) by 21.1 seconds and the Bulldogs' B boat (13:53.3) by 3.8 seconds. Brown topped fourth-place Radcliffe (14:09.3) by 12.3 seconds.

Brown's B entry finished in eighth place with a time of 14:19.4. The crew defeated the top boat from Boston University (14:19.6) and the B entry from Northeastern (14:26.1) by 0.2 and 6.7 seconds respectively while falling to Radcliffe's B boat (14:18.3) by 1.1 seconds.

The Bears' C boat came in 13th place with a time of 14:39.3, edging Yale's D entry (14:41.9) by 2.6 seconds. The crew's D entry placed 15th behind a time of 14:55.3, beating Radcliffe's C boat (14:59.0) by 3.7 seconds. The E boat placed 21st in 15:45.7, clipping Holy Cross' B entry (15:53.0) by 7.3 seconds.

Brown embarked on its 2017-18 competitive racing season on Saturday, coming off a 2016-17 season that saw the Bears win the Ivy team points trophy for the fourth straight year and place eighth at the NCAA Championships.

Next, Brown will compete at the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta from Saturday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, Oct. 22. 

Brown Schedule/Results
11:00 a.m. – Event 23 – Collegiate 8+ Women – Bow 345 – 3rd/23 (13:57.0)
11:00 a.m. – Event 23 – Collegiate 8+ Women – Bow 352 – 8th/23 (14:19.4)
11:00 a.m. – Event 23 – Collegiate 8+ Women – Bow 353 – 13th/23 (14:39.3)
11:00 a.m. – Event 23 – Collegiate 8+ Women – Bow 356 – 15th/23 (14:55.3)
11:00 a.m. – Event 23 – Collegiate 8+ Women – Bow 368 – 21st/23 (15:53.0)