WORCESTER, Mass. – The No. 11 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing team had a strong showing at the Eastern Sprints Regatta on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond. Dartmouth took second place in a handful of events on three different levels.
In the fourth varsity eight event the Big Green finished fourth in the first heat (6:04.74) advancing to the petite final where they took second (6:04.37) one second behind Cornell (6:03.40).
One of Dartmouth’s best result of the day came in the third varsity eight first heat, where the green and white took second place (5:55.62) behind Yale (5:53.69). In the grand final, the Big Green came in sixth (5:59.62) as the Bulldogs took first place.
Again in the first heat, Dartmouth proved successful for the second varsity eight events coming in second (5:48.27). The Big Green continued on to the grand final where they finished sixth (6:17.04) behind Harvard (6:07.10).
The first varsity is where the team in green and white completed the best finish of the day in a final event, taking second place in the petite final (6:05.61) after coming in third during the second heat (5:42.39) and advancing to the final. In the petite final Dartmouth finished ahead of Cornell by just .12 of a second while Penn came in fourth (6:07.92) and George Washington (6:10.50).
The Big Green compete next at the IRA Regatta, which takes place the first weekend of June.