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Yale Coasts to Cayuga Cup Victory

Yale Coasts to Cayuga Cup Victory

March 31, 2007

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Yale women's crew team won four out of five races in last Saturday's Connell Cup win. Clearly four out of five wasn't enough as the Bulldogs won all five races they entered in the Cayuga Cup Saturday afternoon against Syracuse and hosts Cornell.

Even without the lightning quick conditions they enjoyed last weekend on the Schuykill,the Bulldogs won the flagship event - the varsity eight race - in style, beating Syracuse by almost 16 seconds and third place Cornell by 25 seconds. The boat included Rachel Jeffers (stroke) Tess Gerrand (seven), Christine Geiser (six), Jamie Redman (five), Taylor Ritzel (four), Amanda Rich (three), Alice Henly (two), Christine Glandorf (bow) and Emily Cleveland (coxswain).

The junior varsity eight looked similarly in control in their race, putting 13 seconds between them and Syracuse, who finished in second place. he boat included Jennie Hansen (stroke), Maren McCrea (seven), Suzanne Salgado (six), Christina Person (five), Caroline Berson (four), Cara Dermody (three), Lee Glandorf (two), Karin Weisenthal (bow) and Erin Haber (coxswain).

Yale's freshman eight boat was one of only three boats to break the seven minute mark in Saturday's racing. The Bulldog novice eight won in a time of 6:57.7. Katherine Adams stroked the boat which also included Kate Mullan (seven), Allix Wilde (six), Hayley Johnson (five), Zoe Ballance (four), Catherine Hart (three), Mary Pat Wixted (two), Laura Gottesdiener (bow) and Mia Kanak (coxswain). Yale's other two victories came in the varsity four and the varsity four "B".

Next weekend, the Bulldogs will be away from home for the third consecutive race. Yale will face Minnesota, Dartmouth and hosts Boston University on the Charles River.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity.

Varsity 8
Yale - 6:38.2
Syracuse - 6:54.0
Cornell - 7:03.7

2nd Varsity 8
Yale - 7:01.8
Syracuse - 7:13.5
Cornell - 7:19.5

Varsity Four
Yale - 8:16.4
Syracuse - 8:34.9
Cornell - 8:54.5

Varsity 4 'B'
Yale - 8:26.2
Syracuse - 8:37.8

Frosh/Novice 8:
Yale - 6:57.7
Syracuse - 7:05.4
Cornell - 7:09.8

2nd Frosh/Novice 8:
Cornell - 8:34.4
Syracuse - 8:39.7