PRINCETON, N.J. – The Big Green women’s crew team traveled to Princeton for the annual Class of 1984 Plaque race. Dartmouth squared off with host Princeton, Penn and guest boat, Tennessee.

It was a perfect day for racing on Carnegie Lake. The conditions featured a slight headwind but otherwise the water was calm and produced some fast races. 

The host Tigers claimed the Plaque by winning the first varsity eight race. Princeton crossed the finish line with a time of 6:24.2. The Big Green were the next boat across, taking runner up honors with a time of 6:39.1. Penn was fourth with a time of 6:44.0 while Tennessee took fifth with a time of 6:46.0.

Despite a somewhat rough start in both the first and second varsity eights, the Big Green crews both picked up speed in the middle thousand of the race.

“Princeton sets the bar high,” said head coach Wendy Bordeau. “We aspire to match their speed and took another good step forward today.”

Dartmouth also took runner up honors in the second varsity eight and the second varsity four. In the second varsity eight, Dartmouth crossed the finish line with a time of 6:46.3, seven seconds off the winning time of 6:39.8 from the Princeton crew.

In the second varsity four, Dartmouth crossed the finish line with a time of 7:51.0, while Princeton won the race with a time of 7:41.2. In the varsity four race, the Big Green took third with a time of 7:51.1.

Dartmouth will be back on the water next week as the team will split up for the first time this season. Some of the team will race at the prestigious Windermere Cup in Seattle, Wash., while the rest of the team will travel to Cornell. 

Results
Varsity Eight

Princeton

6:24.2

Dartmouth

6:39.1

Pennsylvania

6:44.0

Tennessee

6:46.0

Second Varsity Eight

Princeton

6:39.8

Dartmouth

6:46.3

Tennessee

6:59.7

Pennsylvania

7:10.7

First Varsity Four

Princeton

7:39.7

Pennsylvania

7:41.8

Dartmouth

7:51.1

Tennessee

7:56.8

Third/Fourth Varsity Eight

Princeton 3V

7:03.1

Princeton 4V

7:18.6

Pennsylvania 3V

7:29.0

Pennsylvania 4V

7:37.7

Second Varsity Four

Princeton

7:41.2

Dartmouth

7:51.0

Tennessee

7:55.5

Pennsylvania

8:03.6

Dartmouth Lineups
First Varsity Eight
C Carly Rauh
8 Kelly Kennedy
7 Anna Harty
6 Abby Stevenson
5 Juliet Hollingsworth
4 Lilly Maguire
3 Morgan Weller
2 Anne Gardner
1 Sarah Rutter

Second Varsity Eight
C Bianca Jackson
8 Lilly Fleischmann
7 Molly Reckford
6 Eva Munday
5 Caroline Allan
4 Margo Cox
3 Abby Thornburg
2 Lauren Dahlberg-Seeth
1 Maya Schechter

First Varsity Four
C Janine Jablonski
4 Catherine most
3 Kate Hamilton
2 Lexie Lynn
1 Lela McCrea

Second Varsity Four
C Mackenzie Garrity
4 Sarah McGowan
3 Caroline Estill
2 Gianna Guarino
1 Arenne Clark