ITHACA, N.Y. – In its final race of the regular season, the Dartmouth women's rowing team claimed the Parents' Cup at the Cayuga Inlet on Saturday, defeating Cornell for the first time since 2014.
The Parents' Cup was created in recognition of the parents' support and, although it was first presented in 2000, was made retroactive to 1998. With the win, the series is now tied at 10 wins apiece.
“It is always great competition to conclude the regular season with our race against Cornell,” head coach Linda Muri said. “Winning the Parents' Cup today in Ithaca isn't just a great start to a full weekend of racing. It is a testament to the commitment of the team. Teammates in every boat pushing the women around them to do better which, in turn, contributes to the success of the team as a whole.”
The Big Green won the cup by virtue of their first-place finish in the varsity eight. Coxed by Katie Erdos and stroked by Kate Griffiths, Dartmouth completed the course in 6:50.6 and were followed over eight seconds later by the host (6:58.8).
In the second varsity, the Big Red took the win in 6:59.7, while the Big Green finished with a time of 7:13.5. Dartmouth rowed a 7:36.0 in the third varsity to take second, following behind Cornell in 7:19.5.
Cornell won the final two races to end the day. In the varsity four, the Big Green completed the event with a time of 7:53.4 to the Big Red's 7:42.5. Dartmouth entered two boats in the B race; the B boat finished second in 8:09.6 and the C crew followed in 9:06.5.
The Big Green will conclude their busy weekend on Sunday at Sprints, which will take place at Lake Quinsigamond.