Henley-on-Thames, U.K. – The Yale lightweights earned their second win of the Henley Royal Regatta this morning, defeating Florida Tech by a verdict of ½ length. Yale, the lightest crew entered in the Temple Challenge Cup, weighing in an average of 31 pounds lighter than their Florida Tech opponents, was forced to come from behind to defeat the Panthers, trailing by approximately ½ length at the Barrier and about a seat at Fawley before pulling ahead for good in the second half of the race. Yale finished in a time of 6:24.
With their victory, the Bulldogs advance to the quarterfinals, facing Harvard tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. GMT (5:00 a.m. EDT). While Yale has seen Harvard crews three times this spring, tomorrow's matchup will be a first against this crew. The Crimson entry is comprised of members of their first freshman eight, which won the Eastern Sprints and finished third at IRA's.
Yale's lineup consists of Emma McBurney, (cox), Andrew Hakanson (stroke), Colin Corcoran (seven), David Walker (six), Thomas Swartz (five), William Zeng (four), Greg Hausheer (three), Brendan Harrington (two), and Trey Chandler (bow).
Full results and the regatta draw can be found here.
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Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity