April 6, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. -
The Navy heavyweight rowing team began its spring slate on Saturday against Princeton on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. In what was their second race of the season, the Tigers' No. 5-ranked varsity eight defeated No. 10 Navy by just over three seconds, 6:08-6:11.3, in tightest contest of the day.
The Tigers also won the second varsity eight race by clocking a time of 6:17.9, which was just under 15 seconds better than the Mids. Princeton won the third varsity race by a margin of eight seconds, 6:22.3-6:30.4.
Navy started the day with win in the fourth varsity/first freshman race. Navy's freshman crew easily beat the Princeton fourth varsity boat with a time of 6:45.8, nearly 20 seconds ahead of the Tigers' time of 7:05.4.
The Mids' four crews took the top-two spots in what was the fifth varsity race. Navy's `A' boat crossed the finish line in 7:45, followed by the `B' boat in 7:44.8. Princeton's entry in the race finished with a time of 8:11.0.
Saturday's race marked the first time since 2007 that Navy and Princeton met in a dual.
The Mids will look to rebound next weekend at the George Washington Invitational as the two-day event on the Potomac River will take place Friday and Saturday. The Midshipmen had an excellent showing at last year's regatta as Navy crews won all 11 races in which they competed.
Second Varsity Eight
Third Varsity Eight
Fourth Varsity/First Freshman
Navy 1F 6:45.8
Princeton 4V 7:05.4
Fifth Varsity Fours