Lightweights Come Up Short Against Harvard, Princeton

Lightweights Come Up Short Against Harvard, Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Yale lightweight crew team had a disappointing finish at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton Regatta. The regatta took place on Saturday morning and was hosted by Princeton, on Lake Carnegie. The Bulldogs missed out on both the Goldthwait Cup for the varsity race and the Vogel Cup for overall team points. Though Yale won both the second freshman race and the third varsity race, Harvard took home both the Goldthwait Cup and the Vogel Cup.

Going into the day, Princeton was ranked No. 1, Harvard No. 2 and Yale No. 4. Princeton and Harvard were both undefeated, while Yale had just one loss to Navy on its record. Princeton come into the day with a two year winning streak of the Goldthwait Cup on the line. Yale had a two year winning streak of the Vogel Cup. Harvard emerged from the races, having broken both of these winning streaks. The Crimson won the varsity race with a final time of 5:40.7. Princeton finished a close second with a time of 5:41.4. Yale came in third, finishing in 5:52.6.

In the second varsity eight race, Yale fared a bit better, finishing second behind Princeton. The Tigers finished with a time of 5:46.9. Yale finished in 5:51.4, and Harvard finished in 5:57.8. The Bulldogs had even more success in the third varsity eight, which they won with a time of 6:03.1. Harvard came in second, and Princeton was third. The Elis also won the second freshman eight with a time of 6:19.2. Next was Harvard, followed by Princeton in third. Finally, in the first freshman race, Harvard came in first, followed by Princeton, then Yale.

Full results from the regatta can be found here.

Yale will now have two weeks to train and improve before the EARC Sprints on May 16th.


Report By Arsi Sefaj '11, Yale Sports Publicity