HANOVER, N.H. - The Yale lightweight freshmen recorded the second-fastest cumulative time among all lightweight crews at the Green Monster Regatta on Saturday. The annual freshman-only race, held by the Dartmouth coaches on the Connecticut River in New Hampshire, includes multiple entries from each school and is open to both lightweight and heavyweight crews. It is a head style race, where the winner is chosen by adding the top two times from each school and determining the fastest combined time.
Prior to the race, the coaches had agreed to go with even boats, meaning that no particular crew would be stacked with the best rowers from a team. As such, Yale had two fairly evenly matched entries in the race--Yale Light A and Yale Light B. Yale Light A finished third among all participating crews with a final time of 16:09.08. Yale Light B finished ninth among all participating crews with a final time of 16:23.9. The fastest time was recorded by Trinity B (15:53.6)--a heavyweight crew--who finished well ahead of second-place Harvard Light A (16:06.9). Yale Light B was fastest among all lightweight B crews, narrowly edging out Harvard Light B by just .1 of a second.
In overall time, Yale finished second among all lightweight crews with a time of 32:33.8. Harvard was 2.9 seconds faster, to take first place with a time of 32:30.9. Dartmouth finished third with a time of 33:52.1.
Full results can be found here.
This concludes fall racing for the lightweights. They will now look to train hard during the winter and come back strong in spring of 2010.The Bulldogs' next race will be the Johnson Cup against Navy on April 3, 2010.
Report Filed By Arsi Sefaj '11, Yale Sports Publicity