Quick Takes: Women’s Open Crew Wins Ivies

Kelsey Reelick ’14 (Office of Athletic Communications)

Kelsey Reelick ’14 (Office of Athletic Communications)

At the Ivy League Championships on the Cooper River, Princeton women’s open crew avenged a season-opening loss to top-ranked Brown, beating the Bears by 4.3 seconds in the varsity eight final May 18. It was the third Ivy title in four years for the Tigers; stroke Kelsey Reelick ’14 has rowed for each of the three championship boats.

In the men’s heavyweight crew varsity eight, Princeton earned bronze — its first Eastern Sprints medal since 2011 — and collected additional medals in the second- and fourth-varsity eights.

The women’s lightweight crew also claimed a bronze medal in the Eastern final, placing third behind Harvard and Wisconsin. The men’s lightweight crew placed third as well, behind Cornell and Yale, edging fourth-place Columbia by less than 0.3 seconds.

In men’s track and field, Matt McDonald ’15’s victory in the 10,000-meter run headlined Princeton’s results in the IC4A/ECAC meet at Weaver Stadium. Women’s track and field star Julia Ratcliffe ’16 added another first-place finish, her ninth straight, capturing the ECAC hammer throw with a toss of 69.1 meters.

Editor’s note: The Monday sports column has completed its run for the 2013-14 school year and will return in the fall. PAW will continue to post brief updates for the remainder of the spring sports season.

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