Purdue won the men's varsity heavyweight eight and claimed the overall point trophy Saturday at the 70th Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River.
Purdue won its second straight Richard O'Brien Trophy by defending its title in the varsity heavyweight eight in 5 minutes, 47.40 seconds. Colgate was second in 5:49.34, and hometown favorite Temple was third in 5:52.29.
"They were just better today," Temple coach Gavin White said of the Purdue varsity-eight crew. "Our kids rowed as fast as they could. We could not get any more out of them."