Men's Rowing Finishes Tied For Third at Eastern Sprints in Rowe Cup Standings, Earns 2 Second Place Finishes

Men's Rowing Finishes Tied For Third at Eastern Sprints in Rowe Cup Standings, Earns 2 Second Place Finishes

May 19, 2013

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Highlighted by a silver medal performance by the third varsity eight boat, the Boston University men's rowing team earned 22 points at the Eastern Sprints on Sunday, placing them in a four-way tie for third place along with Wisconsin, Princeton and Cornell for the Rowe Cup.  

The tiebreaker used at the Eastern Sprints is the team's finish in the V8 race which gives Princeton third place overall and BU fourth in the final team standings.

The Terriers came out of the gates fast during the morning competition with BU's varsity four boat finishing second in the team's first race and its V8, 2V8 and 3V8 boats all advancing to the Grand Finals.

During the morning action, the varsity 8 boat, coxed by sophomore Lauren Harvey and stroked by junior Moritz Franz, finished second in its heat, just 2 seconds behind winner Harvard and 6 seconds better than 3rd place Wisconsin to advance to the Grand Final.

 The second varsity eight boat also finished second in its heat, just 2 seconds behind winner Harvard and ahead of Yale, Navy, Holy Cross and MIT and moved on to its championship race.

The third varsity eight boat would not be left out of the fun as it finished second in its heat just behind Brown, to set the stage for its silver medal performance later in the afternoon. Coxed by junior Justin Rau and stroked by sophomore Tim Giroux, the 3V8 boat was edged by Brown again by two seconds in the Grand Final. The Terriers finished ahead of Navy, Princeton, Wisconsin and Northeastern.

In the varsity eight Grand Finals, the Terriers finished a disappointing sixth behind a tough field of some of the top boats in the country. No. 2 ranked Harvard took home gold followed by No. 5 Brown, No. 3 Northeastern, No 7 Princeton and No. 10 Yale.

The second varsity eight boat fared no better in its Grand Final with a sixth place finish of its own. The Terriers finished behind gold medal winning Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Northeastern and Wisconsin.

Despite the sixth place finishes in its last two races of the day, by advancing its top three boats to the Grand Final and finishing with silver in the 3V8 and V4 , the Terriers were able to earn an impressive 22 points, tied for third most on the day.

In BU's first race of the day, the V4 competed in the Grand Finals. No heats were needed in the varsity four competition since only 6 schools entered boats, so the first race was the finals. Coxed by freshman Maggie Read and stroked by junior John Szramiak, the varsity four boat finished second, four seconds behind gold medal winner Syracuse.

The Terriers now have next week off before heading to Sacramento, Calif. for the IRA National Championships starting May 31.


Varsity 8 Grand Final
1) Harvard - 5:56.721
2) Brown - 6:01.925
3) Northeastern - 6:03.746
4) Princeton - 6:08.917
5) Yale - 6:09.432
6) Boston Univ. - 6:15.723

Second Varsity 8 Grand Final
1) Brown - 6:06.761
2) Princeton - 6:09.690
3) Harvard - 6:10.094
4) Northeastern - 6:18.485
5) Wisconsin - 6:21.128
6) Boston Univ. - 6:26.335

Third Varsity 8 Grand Final
1) Brown - 6:23.955
2) Boston Univ. - 6:25.337
3) Navy - 6:27.572
4) Princeton - 6:28.920
5) Wisconsin - 6:32.912
6) Northeastern - 6:36.272

Varsity 4 Grand Final
1) Syracuse - 6:46.849
2) Boston Univ. - 6:50.805
3) Yale - 6:54.165
4) Northeastern 6:57.560
5) Dartmouth - 7:15.956

Morning heat results HERE

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