April 23, 2011

No. 8 Yale Wins Three Of Four Races Against Radcliffe

Crimson Reclaims Case Cup

Complete Results

BOSTON – The Yale women's crew won three of four races against Radcliffe on Saturday on the Charles River. The Crimson's varsity eight, though, edged the Bulldogs by three seconds to reclaim the Case Cup.

"I thought we raced well today," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "It was a typical New England day – cold, rainy and windy. I was pleased to win three out of four races, but Radcliffe got the big one. They were better than us today."

Yale's best performance came from the varsity four, which cruised to a nearly eight-second victory. The Bulldogs finished in 7:34.4

The second varsity was the closest race. Yale came in at 6:40.6, less than a second faster than Radcliffe (6:41.2).

In the third varsity eight, the Bulldogs won by a little more than five seconds, 7:03.0 to 7:08.1

Radcliffe won the varsity eight with a time of 6:33.1. Yale crossed the line in 6:36.1.

The Bulldogs race for the final time in the regular season next Saturday when they face Brown on the Housatonic River in Derby.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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