PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – No. 10 Brown University women's crew placed third in the team standings at the 2018 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship on Sunday at Cooper River Park.
The Bears won the C varsity four, placed second in the third varsity eight, came in third in the second varsity eight, A varsity four, and B varsity four, and finished in fourth in the first varsity eight.
In the final team standings, No. 9 Yale took first with 78 points, No. 11 Princeton placed second with 70 points, and Brown came in third with 64 points. No. 16 Radcliffe (50 points), No. 19 Penn (46), Dartmouth (37), Columbia (17), and Cornell (15) rounded out the standings.
Princeton won the first varsity eight race, which decides the conference title and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Championships. The Tigers claimed the Sally P. Shoemaker Trophy with the victory.
Based off Brown's finish in the first varsity eight, senior Cicely Madden (Weston, Mass.) earned First Team All-Ivy, and senior Jennifer Mundelius (Danville, Calif.) gained Second Team All-Ivy. Madden garnered All-Ivy for the fourth time while Mundelius collected All-Ivy for the second time.
Brown will now look for an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, which will take place at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla., from May 25-27 with the University of Central Florida acting as the host. The NCAA will air the selection show for the event on Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. on NCAA.com. The Bears stand as one of three schools, with Princeton and Washington, to appear in all previous 21 NCAA Championships.
The Bears captured the CV4 for the third straight year while the 3V8 has now finished either first or second in six of the seven Ivy League championships. Brown has now won a medal in the 2V8 in all seven Ivy championships and claimed a medal in both the AV4 and BV4 in each of the last six championships.
In the first varsity eight, Brown came in fourth with a time of 6:44.641, finishing 0.671 seconds behind third-place Penn (6:43.970) and 5.937 seconds ahead of fifth-place Radcliffe (6:50.578). Princeton (6:37.176) won the race, Yale (6:40.970) came in second, and Dartmouth (6:52.161) placed sixth.
The Bears claimed a bronze medal in the second varsity eight in a time of 6:52.541, trailing first-place Princeton (6:47.136) by 5.405 seconds and second-place Yale (6:49.994) by 2.547 seconds. Brown topped fourth-place Radcliffe (7:03.521) by 10.980 seconds in addition to besting Penn (7:07.347) and Dartmouth (7:18.964).
Brown gained bronze in the A varsity four behind a time of 7:43.829, falling to race winner Yale (7:37.659) by 6.170 seconds and second-place Radcliffe (7:40.426) by 3.403 seconds. The Bears beat Dartmouth (7:58.203) by 14.374 seconds as well as defeating sixth-place Penn (8:06.719). Cornell came in fifth place but was deemed ineligible due to a weight violation.
In the B varsity four, Brown took the bronze, coming in with a time of 8:11.437 for third place. The Bears fell to first-place Yale (8:02.697) by 8.740 seconds and to second-place Princeton (8:07.694) by 3.743 seconds, while edging fourth-place Cornell (8:12.721) by 1.284 seconds, fifth-place Penn (8:14.084) by 2.647 seconds, and sixth-place Dartmouth (8:39.191).
Brown claimed silver in the third varsity eight grand final behind a time of 7:14.271, trailing first-place Yale (7:09.776) by 4.495 seconds, while topping Dartmouth (7:20.436) by 6.165 seconds as well as defeating Princeton (7:33.296) and Radcliffe (7:36.336).
Brown won the C varsity four, clocking in with a time of 8:18.825. The Bears defeated Columbia (8:33.065) by 14.240 seconds and also took down Radcliffe (8:37.775) and Princeton (8:44.260).
At the close of the day, the first 1V8 moved its record to 13-10 overall, the 2V8 improved to 17-6 on the season, and the A varsity four sent its mark to 18-5. The 3V8 finished the season with a 6-2 record, the BV4 concluded the year at 11-8, and the CV4 closed the year 4-0 against C boats.
Morning Heats Recap
Brown advanced all four of its boats to the grand finals and won its heats in the second varsity eight and A varsity four to open competition at the 2018 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship on Sunday morning at Cooper River Park.
Alongside the Bears' victories in the 2V8 and AV4, Brown's first varsity eight and B varsity four both registered second-place finishes. Overall, the Bears posted a 10-2 record in the morning's four races.
Brown's first varsity eight placed second with a time of 6:51.898, trailing first-place Yale (6:48.569) by 3.329 seconds and topping third-place Penn (6:59.283) by 7.385 seconds in addition to defeating fourth-place Columbia (7:06.224).
The Bears' second varsity eight won its heat in a time of 7:04.027, besting Radcliffe (7:12.822) by 8.795 seconds and also beating Dartmouth (7:18.206) and Columbia (7:23.054).
In the A varsity four, Brown claimed a victory in a time of 7:56.715, topping Radcliffe (8:00.992) by 4.277 seconds and also edging Penn (8:03.606) and Columbia (8:17.288).
Closing the morning with the B varsity four, Brown came in second with a time of 8:11.306, falling to first-place Princeton (8:05.244) by 6.062 seconds, while clipping third-place Penn (8:17.668) by 6.362 seconds and also defeating Radcliffe (8:25.011).
The third varsity eight and C varsity four compete in finals only.
Brown Schedule/Results (27-12)
8:20 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – Heat 2, Lane 3 – Second Place (2-1) – 6:51.569
8:25 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – Heat 1, Lane 3 – First Place (3-0) – 7:04.027
8:40 a.m. – A Varsity Four – Heat 1, Lane 3 – First Place (3-0) – 7:56.715
9:10 a.m. – B Varsity Four – Heat 2, Lane 3 – Second Place (2-1) – 8:11.306
Grand Finals (17-10)
2:00 p.m. – Third Varsity Eight – Lane 4 – Second (3-1) – 7:14.271 – 4 Points
2:15 p.m. – C Varsity Four – Lane 3 – First (3-0) – 8:18.825 – 4 Points
2:45 p.m. – B Varsity Four – Lane 2 – Third (3-2) – 8:11.437 – 6 Points
3:30 p.m. – A Varsity Four – Lane 3 – Third (3-2) – 7:43.829 – 12 Points
4:00 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight – Lane 3 – Third (3-2) – 6:52.541 – 18 Points
4:30 p.m. – First Varsity Eight – Lane 2 – Fourth (2-3) – 6:44.641 – 20 Points
Team Point Standings
1. Yale: 78
2. Princeton: 70
3. Brown: 64
4. Radcliffe: 50
5. Penn: 46
6. Dartmouth: 37
7. Columbia: 17
8. Cornell: 15