Nov. 23, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. - With temperatures below freezing, Yale's heavyweight crews hit the water once last time this fall at the Foot of the Charles. The freshman eight, in its second race of the fall, took second behind Harvard and placed ahead of third-place Brown. The varsity fours took 12th, 17th, 26th and 32nd.
The Yale eight of Robert Macmillan (stroke), Benjamin Bowles (seven), Jonathan Martin (six), Thomas Dethlefs (five), Joseph Alagna (four), Keith Pfirrman (three), Django Broer-Hellermann (two), Patrick O'Malley (bow) and Morgan Welch (coxswain) took second with a time of 12:27.5. They finished 4.7 seconds behind Harvard's eight and 6.7 seconds ahead of Brown's. With the conclusion of the fall season, Harvard is the only crew the Yale freshman eight has lost to. The Foot of the Charles and the Princeton Chase have seen Yale top every other Ivy League crew.
Yale C, after a collision with another boat, finished 32nd with a time of 14:18.6. The boat was made up of Daniel Klassen (stroke), Nathaniel Reeve (three), Ezra Mitchell (two), Henry Cole (bow) and Emma McBurney (cox).
The conclusion of the regatta marks the beginning of winter training for the Bulldogs. The team will be back on the water, weather permitting, before they head to Lake Lure, N.C., for spring training on Mar. 7. Yale's first race of the spring will be against Brown in Providence, R.I., on Mar. 28, 2009.
Report filed by Dominique Fenton '10, Yale Sports Publicity