NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With victories over Yale and Princeton in the varsity and second varsity eight this morning on the Charles River, Harvard retained the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups for the second straight year. Three other Yale crews, however, won their races, with the first freshman, third varsity, and fourth varsity/second freshman eights defeating their Crimson and Orange rivals.
Yale started the day with a pair of dominating victories. In the day's first race, the Yale 4V/2F crossed the line in 6:38.2, defeating Princeton's 4V and Harvard's 2F by 9.5 and 13.2 seconds respectively. The Yale third varsity won the next race with a time of 6:18.6, pulling away from the field early. Harvard finished in 6:28.6 and Princeton in 6:35.2.
In the freshman eight, Princeton led for the majority of the race, with Yale trailing by nearly a length with 500 meters to go. The Bulldogs pulled through the Tigers rapidly in the last quarter of the race, however, passing Princeton just before the line and winning by .4 seconds in 6:14.7. Harvard finished in third in 6:22.2
Yale's second varsity eight fell behind early and never came back, finishing third in a time of 6:22.0. Harvard defeated a previously undefeated Princeton crew by 1.9 seconds, finishing in a time of 6:12.2.
In the varsity eight, Harvard captured the Goldthwait Cup for the second straight year and 42nd time overall with a one-second victory over Princeton, giving the Tigers their first loss of the year. Yale maintained contact for the majority of the race, finishing 4.8 seconds behind the Crimson in a time of 6:08.5.
Harvard's two victories on the day propelled them to a Vogel Cup victory as well. Harvard finished with 36 points in the contest for overall team supremacy, while Princeton had 23 and Yale 21.
Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity