WEST WINDSOR, N. J. -- Princeton continued its impressive showing, advancing three of the Ivy League's four boats to Sunday's grand finals at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships on Lake Mercer.
Princeton's two varsity eight boats each finished second in their Saturday morning heats. The Tigers' first varsity eight finished second to Michigan in a time of 6:17.40 in the second semifinal while their second varsity eight crossed the line behind California in a time of 6:32.59. In the varsity four semifinal heat, Princeton placed third behind Ohio State and Virginia in a time of 7.12.43.
Yale joins Princeton in the final day's varsity four grand final after a second-place finish to California in a time of 7:10.81 in the first semifinal.
Ivy boats competing in Sunday's petite finals are Cornell, Harvard (Radcliffe) and Yale in the varsity eight, Brown and Yale in the second varsity eight and Cornell and Harvard in the varsity four. Rowing in Sunday's third level finals are Brown in the varsity eight, Cornell and Harvard in the second varsity eight and Brown in the varsity four.
Princeton enters the final day in position for its first NCAA team championship, which would give the League its ninth national title in the 16 years of the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships. The NCAA team title is determined by the finish order in each event using the following points system:
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