Princeton University

WORCESTER – The No. 1 Princeton women’s lightweight rowing team won its first varsity gold at the Eastern Sprints on Sunday afternoon.

It was the first time in program history that 1V collected four straight golds in the sprints. The last time Wisconsin won six consecutive golds was from 2005-10 and won four in a row.

Princeton’s 1V Radcliffe (7:09.69) went 7:05.99, 3.7 seconds ahead.

2X opened the race for Princeton, clocking 8:13.66, finishing second to Boston University (8:11.42). The Tigers defeated Georgetown (8:31.81), Wisconsin (8:45.23), Radcliffe (8:58.22) and Gordon (9:41.93). It was the boat’s fifth consecutive medal at Easterns.

Princeton’s B4 ran second (8:25.16), followed by Boston University (8:17.1).

The University Tigers won four bronze, followed by Boston University (7:49.57) and Radcliffe (7:54.4).

Boston University captured the team trophy by one point over Princeton.

„The athletes fought their hearts out and we are very impressed and proud of them,” said the Princeton head coach. Milk Rasam. „Looking ahead to the IRAs, the doubles and fours now find themselves in the hunt, which I’m sure they’ll enjoy digging in. The eights competed in a balanced and tough piece. They continue to develop as a boat and they won’t let themselves settle.

„It was really exciting to be stuck in a six-lane racing side-by-side with some tough competition,” he said. Alice McCarthy. It’s an opportunity to really push ourselves and show off the momentum we’ve been building over the last few months in some championship races.”

„It’s a privilege to race in the championship with such a motivated, hard-working team, and it’s exciting to see all the hard work we’ve been putting in paying off,” he said. Kate Barry. „We look forward to finding even more momentum as we prepare for IRAs!”

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Princeton will race at the IRA National Championships (May 31-June 2) later this month.

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