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Lightweight Crews Close Out the Season with a Strong Team Showing

Lightweight Crews Close Out the Season with a Strong Team Showing

PRINCETON, N.J. — In full team fashion, the Bulldogs raced four varsity lightweight 8+'s and one freshman 8+ at the 2017 Princeton 3-Mile Chase as they went up against the league one last time before hunkering down for the winter months.

Each boat started second in their respective category, between Penn and Navy. Yale 'A' finished second by three seconds to Penn in a time of 12:49.289, just beating out Princeton 'A''s time of 12:49.678. Yale 'B' finished second of the B boats, seventh overall, while Yale 'C' and Yale 'D' placed tenth and fifteenth overall and first in their respective categories. Yale was the only program to place three 8+'s in the top 10 for the event. Y150 Alumni Head Coach of Lightweight Rowing Andy Card said, "I'm really glad we made the trip. Every time down the track you learn a little bit more. This race is no different. The conditions were quite good. I feel bad for the crews that didn't come, they missed out on some great racing experience."

The class of 2021 then took to Lake Carnegie to race in the freshman 8+ event. Yale placed fifth overall in the heavyweight event, second among the lightweight entries, finishing in a time of 13:15.205. Assistant coach Ned Delguercio expressed his satisfaction with the freshmen's performance: "The freesh did a great job jumping back into the racing with a surprise lineup. They were light hearted and serious minded, which is exactly what we wanted."

The lightweights will take on Navy at Lake Carnegie on April 1st to begin the 2018 dual season campaign. 

Full results for the Princeton Chase can be found here

Report Filed by Yale Sports Publicity