May 17, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Navy heavyweight rowing team will compete on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday in the 69th-annual Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Sprints. The event, which annually features some of the top rowing programs in the country, will begin with heat races at 8 a.m. The afternoon finals races will start at 1 p.m.
EARC Sprints, Event Page -- Live Video Stream -- EARC Schedule/Lane Assignments
The varsity eight, which enters Sunday with a record of 8-2, is seeded sixth. Navy's second varsity eight is seeded sixth, the third varsity is seeded third and the fourth varsity is the ranked second. The first freshman crew is seeded seventh, while the second freshman boat is number two.
The Mids had a strong showing at the EARCs in 2013. Last year, Navy had four boats race in grand finals, while its other two crews competed in petite finals. The 3V8 had the highest finish of any boat in 2013 as it placed third in the grand final. Navy battled with Boston University and Princeton for the second, third and fourth spots in the race, though BU was able to hold off the Mids by two seconds for second place, while Navy's 6:27.5 was 1.4 seconds better than Princeton. As a team, Navy finished eighth in the Rowe Cup standings.
The Mids have been off from competition since May 4 when they battled Columbia, George Washington and Florida Tech in a four-team meet on Mercer County Lake. Navy won four of the five races held that day, including the V8 event for the Stevenson Cup over Columbia. The Mids held off the Lions, 5:42.3 to 5:45.2 to earn the trophy.
The field at the 2014 EARC Sprints consists of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Navy, Northeastern, Boston U., Columbia, Penn, Wisconsin, Dartmouth, George Washington, Syracuse, Holy Cross, MIT, Rutgers and Georgetown.
Schedule of Events:
8:12 a.m. – 4th Varsity 8+, Heat #2
9:12 a.m. – 3rd Varsity 8+, Heat #3
9:24 a.m. – 1st Varsity 8+, Heat #1
10:24 a.m. – 2nd Varsity 8+, Heat #1
11:36 a.m. – 1st Freshman 8+ Heat #2
1:20 p.m. – 4th Varsity 8+, Petite Final
1:32 p.m. – 4th Varsity 8+, Grand Final
1:56 p.m. - 2nd Freshman 8+, Grand Final
2:32 p.m. - 3rd Varsity 8+, 3rd Level Final
2:44 p.m. – 3rd Varsity 8+, Petite Final
2:56 p.m. - 3rd Varsity 8+, Grand Final
3:21 p.m. - 1st Freshman 8+, Petite Final
3:36 p.m. – 1st Freshman 8+, Grand Final
4:18 p.m. - 2nd Varsity 8+, 3rd Level Final
4:33 p.m. – 2nd Varsity 8+, Petite Final
4:48 p.m. – 2nd Varsity 8+, Grand Fianl
5:00 p.m. – 1st Varsity 8+, 3rd Level Final
5:15 p.m. - 1st Varsity 8+, Petite Final
5:30 p.m. - 1st Varsity 8+, Grand Final