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Freshman Four Qualifies For Grand Final

Freshman Four Qualifies For Grand Final

June 1, 2007

CAMDEN, N.J. - Yale's freshman four earned a berth in Saturday's Grand Final by winning the first semifinal at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on the Cooper River. The Bulldogs finished in 6:34.266, more than two seconds ahead of second-place Princeton (6:36.752). Harvard was third in 6:36.967.

In the boat for Yale were Noah McColl, Brendan McCook, Michael Jonas, Jeremy Hopkins and coxswain Stephen Dobeck.

The Bulldogs will race in the Grand Final on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The second varsity of Foster Hays, Andrew Kaiser, Simon Goldman, Joseph Pappalardo, Peter Barkett, Brendan Stallard, Nathan Bruker, Philip Lang and coxswain Manuel Gonzales-Luna finished fifth in the second semifinal with a time 5:55.152. Yale, which will compete in the Petite Final on Saturday at 12:54 p.m., was racing against heavyweight crews.

The varsity pair of Roman Rezanowicz and Alexander Rothmeier had Friday off after qualifying for the Grand Final by winning their heat on Thursday. They will race against Columbia, Temple, Wisconsin, Cornell and California on Saturday at 9:38 a.m.

Yale's varsity eight of Daniel Ensslen, Mikkel Krenchel, Nick Panza, James Johnson, Richard Littlehale, Chris Blum, Gregory Hopkins, Peter Reiser and coxswain Emily Cleveland begins competition on Saturday. The Bulldogs race St. Joseph, Georgetown, Cornell, Princeton and Penn in the second heat at 7:34 a.m. The Grand Final is scheduled for 2:54 p.m.

IRA Results, Day 2

Freshman Four Semifinal I

1. Yale 6:34.266
2. Princeton 6:36.752
3. Harvard 6:36.967
4. MIT 6:37.890
5. Orange Coast 6:40.868
6. Temple 6:51.676

Second Varsity Eight Semifinal II

1. Brown 5:42.004
2. Harvard A 5:43.142
3. Cornell 5:43.188
4. Syracuse 5:51.591
5. Yale B 5:55.152
6. Penn 5:59.133