PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth heavyweight rowing competed at the Princeton Chase on Sunday morning, entering 10 boats in the event. The Green’s Varsity 8A boat finished highest for Dartmouth throughout the day, taking second.
"We're pleased with the performances of the heavyweight boats this weekend from top to bottom,” head coach Wyatt Allen said. “While it's a good indication of our potential, it is critical that we continue to build on this momentum through winter training.”
The Big Green’s Varsity 8A boat performed very well, finishing the three-mile course in second place out of 44 crews in the field (12:46.87). Dartmouth – which was stroked by Spencer Furey and coxed by Cameron O’Reilly – was flanked on either side by Princeton crews; the Tigers’ A boat placed first (12:37.21), while their B boat completed the event three seconds behind the Green (12:49.94).
Dartmouth B followed in 13th (13:23.61), leaving almost six seconds between it and MIT’s A boat that finished in 14th place. The Big Green’s C and D boats were 26th (13:41.94) and 31st (13:55.75), respectively, while their E crew followed up in 38th (14:13.60), finishing a second ahead of MIT B.
All four of Dartmouth’s boats entered in the Varsity 4+ finished within a minute of each other. Completing the course first was the B crew, taking eighth (15:04.53) and leaving almost eight seconds between it and Wisconsin. D and C were 13th (15:19.22) and 16th (15:37.88), respectively, while the A boat followed up in 21st (16:05.59).
The Green’s freshman boat also fared well, taking third out of 21 (13:47.74). Stroked by Joseph Carleo and coxed by Emma Cooper, Dartmouth finished 25 seconds out of Berkeley in first and left two seconds between it and Princeton.
Next Saturday, the Big Green will host the Gardner Cup, which is an alumni event. The next day, Dartmouth will close the fall by hosting the freshman-only Green Monster.