April 26, 2008

Fast Waters Yield Fast Times, Bulldog Victory

April 26, 2008

HANOVER, N.H. - The lightweight crew traveled to Hanover, N.H. for the Durand Cup Saturday and came back victorious. Sweeping all four races, the Bulldogs put on another impressive performance as they prepare to race perennial rivals Princeton and Harvard on Apr. 19 in Cambridge, Mass. The Yale 1V cruised to a 4.5 second victory in a time of 5:07.9. Fast waters in the Connecticut River enabled fast times across the board for both the Bulldogs and the Big Green.

Official times are still pending and will be reported as soon as available. All times reported here are unofficial.

The Yale 1V of junior Daniel Ensslen (stroke), sophomore Brendan McCook (seven), senior Alexander Rothmeier (six), senior Roman Rezanowicz (five), sophomore Adam Lukasiewicz (four), sophomore Noah McColl (three), junior Mikkel Krenchel (two), sophomore John Grunyk (bow) and sophomore Stephen Dobeck (cox) won by a 4.5 second margin in a time of 5:07.9.

In the exciting Second Varsity 8 race, the Eli 2V of sophomore Spencer Salovaara (stroke), junior Andrew Kaiser (seven), senior Joseph Beck (six), senior Greg Hopkins (five), senior Peter Reiser (four), senior Joseph Pappalardo (three), sophomore Jeremy Hopkins (two), sophomore Michael Jonas (bow) and senior Manuel Gonzales-Luna (cox) notched a time of 5:11.8, which edged the Dartmouth 2V by 0.5 seconds.

In the First Freshman 8, the Yale 1F of William Zeng (stroke), Colin Corcoran (seven), Andrew Hakanson (six), Micheal LeFevour (five), Sam Cooley (four), Michael Buttrick (three), David Walker (two), Chris Mayerfeld (bow) and Erin Anderson (cox) beat the Big Green freshman boat by a convincing margin: they crossed 14.4 seconds ahead of their opponents in a time of 5:19.3.

The Eli 3V also won to round out the Bulldog sweep. Their time of 5:22.2 was good enough for a 16.2 second victory.

Yale will travel to Cambridge, Mass. for the Goldthwait Cup (versus Harvard) and the Vogel Cup (versus Princeton) on Apr. 19

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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