March 29, 2008

No. 1 Bulldogs Retain Connell Cup

March 29, 2008

DERBY, Conn. - The No. 1 ranked Yale varsity eight opened the spring season in impressive fashion by topping both Penn and Columbia on the Housatonic River to capture the Connell Cup. The Bulldogs finished in 6:20.7, nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Penn (6:23.5). Columbia placed third in 6:38.6.

Gusty winds made for difficult racing conditions, but Yale still captured the three other races that were held. In the second varsity eight, the Bulldogs cruised to a nearly 17-second victory, finishing in 6:16.8. Penn was second (6:33.8), followed by the Lions (6:48.0).

The closest race of the day was the novice eight. Yale finished first in 6:43.1, a little more than a second ahead of Penn (6:44.3). Columbia was third (7:23.9).

In the varsity four, the Bulldogs finished first in 6:54.0. Penn was a distant second (7:27.0) and Columbia was third (7:33.1).

Yale hosts Cornell and Syracuse next Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Gilder Boathouse.

Yale Boatings

1V
C: Berkley Adrio
8: Tess Gerrand
7: Christina Person
6: Taylor Ritzel
5: Jamie Redman
4: Alice Henly
3: Catherine Hart
2: Caroline Nash
1: Christine Glandorf

2V
C: Mia Kanak
8: Katherine Adams
7: Maren McCrea
6: Lee Glandorf
5: Cara Dermody
4: Jennie Hansen
3: Emily Matykiewicz
2: Stephanie Madner
1: Rebecca Nadal

3V4 A
C: Alyssa Reyes
4: Suzanne Salgado
3: Karrin Weisenthal
2: Allix Wilde
1: Alexandra Thompson

1N
C: Sarah Brownlee
8: Amanda Grady
7: Roxanne Carini
6: Hayden Mulligan
5: Lauren Ross
4: Jennifer Zeckendorf
3: Mary Freeman
2: Mary Barrosse-Antle
1: Lily Blair

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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