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Yale Falls to Cornell, Princeton

Simon Keenan. (photo by Don Clark, Yale sports publicity)
Simon Keenan. (photo by Don Clark, Yale sports publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In its last dual race of the season the Yale heavyweight crew team lost to Cornell and Princeton.  The Tigers won all three races on Saturday, including the varsity eight race for the Carnegie Cup, breaking a six-year trend where the trophy has gone to the home team.

In each race Yale started in lane three, the outside lane that gets a slight advantage at the start to account for the turn in the middle of the course.  Cornell and Princeton were both quick off the line and would have their bows in front by the time the crews came around the turn.  Princeton won the first varsity race by about four seconds over Cornell to reclaim the Carnegie Cup, and Yale was another three seconds behind the Big Red.  The order was the same in the second and third varsity eight races, with Princeton crossing the line first, followed by Cornell and then Yale.

Varsity Eight

Princeton 5:28.27

Cornell 5:32.22

Yale 5:35.41

Second Varsity Eight

Princeton 5:34.2

Cornell 5:36.90

Yale 5:42.93

Third Varsity Eight

Princeton 5:42.82

Cornell 5:46.81

Yale 5:48.62

The Bulldogs have three weeks to regroup and will race next at the Eastern Sprints on May 19 in Worcester, Mass.

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity