This weekend, Princeton's Lightweight Women's 1V is on the west coast, at the San Diego Crew Classic. Before tuning into the live stream to cheer our girls on to their close third place finish in the race for lanes, I caught the other three Princeton teams racing on Lake Carnegie.
It was another freezing day out on the water, with temperatures in the 30s and a strong headwind throughout the morning. Four warm layers and a warm pair of gloves didn't stop the four hours we spent out there from being painfully cold, but as usual, the excitement of seeing great races up close was worth it.
In the end, Princeton's 3V emerged victorious in a time of 7:02.4, with Georgetown's 3V finishing in a time of 7:41.1. Much of Princeton's 5V raced again later in the afternoon as Princeton's 6V, falling to Georgetown's 4V boat.
The second varsity race came next, with Princeton's 2V winning by similar margins; 6:32.2 over Georgetown's 7:08.3.
The 1V race for the Fosburgh Cup was more closely contested. Stroked by sophomore Henry Ogilby '17, the tigers battled tough conditions to achieve a 6:34.9 finish, twenty seconds ahead of Georgetown. Their first place finish won the Tigers this year's Fosburgh Cup, named after former Georgetown Coach Whit Fosburgh.
Overall, it was a great day of racing for the Tigers, and an awesome start to the season. Thanks go to Ed Hewitt for hosting me on his launch! Race times are from Row2k's summary of yesterday's racing. A full recap (illustrated by one of my photographs!) can be found on Go Princeton Tigers here.
Stay tuned for posts about the Heavyweight Men's and Openweight Women's races, coming soon.