USC Varsity Four Defeats Brown|
April 23, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The No. 13 USC women’s rowing Varsity Four was victorious over No. 9 Brown on Sunday (April 23) in Providence, R.I. on the Seekonk River. While the Varsity Eight and 2V8 finished behind Brown’s boats, the Trojans proved to race with good speed.
“We are very thankful to John Murphy and the Brown Rowing program for organizing the race and for their hospitality, and especially for giving our team a great racing experience,” said USC head coach Zenon Babraj.
“Our four put out the best performance of the day. The race was very exciting with USC and Brown moving back and forth through the body of the race until USC finally pulled away on the last 400 meters.”
Throughout the day, the Trojans faced outgoing tide and substantial chop. In the Varsity Four race on the fast moving Seekonk River, the Women of Troy placed first with a time of 6:35.17 over Brown who finished with a 6:42.54 time.
In the 2V8, the Trojans had a very good performance as they challenged a strong Brown boat for most of the race. Brown finished first with a 6:02.69 time and USC crossed the finish line with a time of 6:09.46.
The USC Varsity Eight had some trouble finding their rhythm in their race against Brown. The Bear 1V8 finished with a 5:53.82 time and the Trojans concluded their race with a 5:58.48 time.
USC’s next action will take the Trojans to Marina del Rey, Calif. where they will test their speed against crosstown rivals, the UCLA Bruins on Sunday (April 30). ¬
USC vs. Brown
RESULTS and BOATINGS