The No. 9 Boston University men’s crew varsity eight team narrowly beat out No. 14 Dartmouth College by a mere 0.8 seconds to capture its fifth-straight Bill Cup amid blustery conditions Saturday morning, completing the one-kilometer course in 5:51.3. BU also swept the day’s other three events.
Twenty-mile-per-hour headwinds and choppy waters made racing a challenge Saturday morning on the Charles River, but a lack of motivation may have been the No. 8 Boston University crew team’s greatest obstacle.
The Boston University Athletic Department must have known the value it was getting by hiring men’s rowing coach Thomas Bohrer. Now everyone does.
The No. 11 Boston University men’s crew team upset No. 7 Columbia University on Saturday morning to win the Lusins Cup. No. 10 Syracuse University finished first to win the Conlan Cup. In the afternoon, the BU women’s rowing team won three of its four races against Gonzaga as part of the Charles River Challenge.