HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s rowing raced on the Connecticut River for the first and only time this season, facing No. 7 Princeton at the Class of 1984 Plaque on Saturday. The Tigers won all six races.
“Going up against top-seeded Princeton – who is first in the Ivy League and seventh nationally – gave us the chance to focus on rowing hard and maintaining composure regardless of today’s outcome,” head coach Linda Muri said. “When a last-minute mono diagnosis required reworking every lineup from the varsity eight to the varsity four C on Friday afternoon, I was pleased to see the team rally this morning by putting their daily mindset of ‘the team first – any seat at any practice’ and, especially today, ‘any race’, to work. Today’s varsity eight margin is very promising as we begin to look toward the championship portion of the season.”
The Big Green and the Tigers got things started with the rowing of the third varsity. Princeton completed the 2,000-meter course in 6:19.0 and was followed by Dartmouth with its time of 6:47.7. In the varsity four B, the Big Green crossed the line in 7:00.5, finishing less than 15 seconds behind the Tigers (6:45.7).
Dartmouth raced a 7:00.4 in the varsity four A, while Princeton took the win in 6:36.0. In the second varsity, the Tigers were first (5:57.6) and were followed by the Big Green just over 15 seconds later (6:15.1). With the plaque on the line in the varsity eight, Dartmouth finished with a time of 6:01.9 to Princeton’s 5:50.1.
The varsity four C was the closest race of the day. The Tigers rowed a 6:49.4 to take first, while the Big Green followed just four seconds later in 6:53.7.
On Saturday, April 29, Dartmouth will head to New York to face Cornell.