BOSTON, Mass. – No. 8 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing won the Bill Cup by five tenths of a second on the Charles River on Saturday morning, facing No. 6 Boston University and Rutgers.
“We are obviously pleased with the results in the first varsity and being able to bring the Bill Cup to Hanover for the first time in 13 years,” head coach Wyatt Allen said. “All of our boats raced well against a very good and talented team in BU, so I thought it was a good day for the entire team. We need to make sure we get right back to work this coming week as we face another big challenge in Brown next weekend on our home course.”
The Big Green won the cup by virtue of their first-place finish in the first varsity race with a time of 5:57.2, finishing a split second ahead of the Terriers (5:57.7). Rutgers followed over 30 seconds later in third (6:28.4).
Dartmouth took second in both the second and third varsity, which were incredibly close races. In the second varsity, the Terriers rowed a 6:07.4 to the Big Green’s 6:10.1, while, in the third varsity, BU crossed the line with a time of 6:19.4, just two seconds ahead of Dartmouth (6:21.4). In both races, the Big Green left a large gap between them and the Scarlet Knights.
Just Dartmouth and BU raced in the fourth varsity. The Terriers completed the 2,000-meter course first (6:36.0), while the Green rowed a 6:40.9.
Next Saturday, April 22, Dartmouth will host Brown.