ITHACA, NY – The Rutgers heavyweight crew lost at Cornell in a race to decide the Smith Cup April 13 on Cayuga Lake. Rutgers is ranked 17th and Cornell is fifth in the latest USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Men’s Varsity Eights Poll (April 10).
Cornell (6:22.1) defeated the Scarlet Knights (6:30.2) to capture the varsity eight race. In the second varsity, Rutgers (6:44.0) finished between Cornell’s two entries (6:30.1 and 6:47.3). The Big Red also won the freshmen eight race (6:36.7), outpacing RU (6:49.2) to the finish.
The Scarlet Knights will next be in action Saturday, April 19, when RU travels to Hanover, NH, to take on Dartmouth and Boston University for the Bill Cup.
Rutgers/Cornell Heavyweight Crew
Sunday, April 13; Cayuga Lake
1. Cornell 6:22.1
2. Rutgers 6:30.2
1. Cornell 6:30.1
2. Rutgers 6:44.0
3. Cornell 6:47.3
1. Cornell 6:36.7
2. Rutgers 6:49.2