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CAMRBIDGE, Mass. – Dartmouth heavyweight rowing returned to the water on Sunday for day two of the Head of the Charles, racing in the Championship 8+.

The Big Green finished in 11th place out of the 26 boats entered in the event (15:29.34), completing the course behind Brown (15:28.15) and ahead of Northeastern (15:30.10). Dartmouth saw a ten-spot improvement from last year in very challenging conditions with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

The Green started off 21st and passed two crews over the race course. Dartmouth, which was stroked by Spencer Furey and coxed by Cameron O’Reilly, got stronger as the race continued to finish in the top 15. O'Reilly did a nice job of navigating traffic and the tough conditions to help Dartmouth finish strongly.

"I'm proud of the puece our guys rowed today in the Championship 8+, as well as the performance of the team over the weekend," head coach Wyatt Allen said. "The group has been working really hard this fall and it's nice to see it pay off for them on the race course.

"As positive as the weekend was, there are clearly opportunities for us to continue getting faster as a team," Allen continued. "We created some positive momentum this weekend and we need to build on that next weekend at Princeton."

Dartmouth will race at the Princeton Chase on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Championship 8+
Cameron O’Reilly (C), Spencer Furey (8), Joseph Carleo (7) Tommy Kiernan (6), Nevin Cunningham (5), Matthew Weaver (4), Scott Ortlip (3), Austin Heye (2), Noah Van Dyke (1)