Samantha Oh / The Dartmouth With harsh winds gusting at more than 20 miles per hour, the weather in South Bend, Ind.
Facing over 100 teams and 390 competitors, the Dartmouth men and women's cross-country teams both placed eighth at the Paul Short Invitational on Friday, capturing 264 and 301 points, respectively. Ethan Shaw '12 clocked the highest Big Green time in the men's gold eight-kilometer race, finishing eighth in 24:19.
The Dartmouth rugby teams saw their fair share of action over the weekend, as both the men's and women's teams opened Ivy League play.
Despite playing under welcome blue skies and sunshine, the Dartmouth's men and women's rugby teams suffered disappointing results over the weekend.
Correction Appended Despite holding the lead at halftime, the Dartmouth men's rugby team was sunk by a determined United States Naval Academy in a 27-10 loss, marking the team's fifth College Premier Division game of the season.
Zach Ingbretsen / The Dartmouth Senior Staff In a weekend filled with tournaments, league matches and 7's action, the Dartmouth men and women's rugby teams faced College Premier Division and Ivy League competition.
The Dartmouth men's rugby team could not withstand the United States' Military Academy at West Point's powerful offensive effort on Saturday, losing to the Black Knights, 32-23. Co-captain Chris Downer '11 secured a hat trick, providing Dartmouth (1-2 Rugby East) with the team's only tries of the match.
Taking a break from the cooler conditions in Hanover, the Dartmouth women's tennis team journeyed to a more temperate California for spring break, where it split its first four matches but could not finish its fifth match due to rain. The Big Green (8-7, 0-0 Ivy), ranked 72nd nationally, started its spring break schedule off to a promising start, blanking Bowdoin College, 7-0, and nearly repeating that result against University of California, Northridge in its 6-1 win. Dartmouth followed up its two wins with two losses, first falling to No.