The Yale heavyweight club eight took first out of 46 crews in the club eight event on Boston’s Charles River. The crew completed the course in a time of 15:22.613, 3.598 seconds ahead of the second-place crew. Last year the Yale crew took fifth.
The Yale crew crossed the Riverside Bridge in a time of 3:32.848, Weld in 8:37.231 and Cambridge in 12:49.354 to finish in 15:22.613. Yale posted the fastest time in every split but Weld.
In second place was the crew from the BMA Boat Club. In third came the eight from Northeastern. Boston University came fourth and Harvard finished fifth.
Yale's championship eight and four will race tomorrow.
filed by Yale Sports Publicity