NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The No. 15 Rutgers heavyweight crew fell to No. 10 Northeastern in the varsity eight race to decide the Walter “Buzz” Tongram Cup April 26 on the Raritan River.
Rutgers is ranked 15th and Northeastern is 10th in the latest USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Men’s Varsity Eights Poll (April 23).
The Huskies (5:50.6) earned a close victory against RU (5:53.5) in the varsity eight race. Rutgers’ second varsity (6:10.8) earned a win, while the Scarlet Knight freshmen (6:24.0) lost.
The Scarlet Knights will next be in action Sunday, May 11, when Rutgers competes at the EARC Championships in Worcester, MA.
Walter “Buzz” Tongram Cup
Rutgers/Northeastern Heavyweight Crew
Saturday, April 26; Raritan River
1. Northeastern 5:50.6
2. Rutgers 5:53.5
1. Rutgers 6:10.8
2. Northeastern 6:12.4
1. Northeastern 6:19.6
2. Rutgers 6:24.0