PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth lightweight rowing returned to the water on Sunday morning for the Princeton Chase, taking part in nine races throughout the day.
“We're happy with the progress we've made since the Charles, but still hungry to close the gap on the fastest crews,” head coach Sean Healey said. “Our guys are energized going into winter training and that's key to putting in the work we need to succeed this spring.”
The Big Green entered three boats in the first race of the day, the Varsity 8. Dartmouth’s A boat – stroked by Robert Van Voorhis and coxed by Nikol Oydanich – placed 13th (13:39.91), completing the three-mile course eight-tenths of a second behind Harvard (13:39.17) and less than half a second ahead of Navy (13:40.32). The Green’s B crew was 20th (14:02.24), while the C boat followed in 30th (14:35.48).
In the Varsity 4+, Dartmouth’s A, B and C boats finished within 18 seconds of each other. The A crew was 17th (16:07.43) and was followed by C (16:14.99) and then the B boat (16:25.56). The Big Green’s D crew was 25th (17:02.40), leaving over 10 seconds between it and Harvard, while the E boat took 28th (18:12.01). Dartmouth took 10th in the Freshman 8+ (14:13.32), out-finishing Georgetown by four full seconds.
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.