Bulldogs Retain Olympic Axe

DERBY, Conn.- In the second dual of the spring, Yale’s heavyweight crews won their four events over Dartmouth. The Yale varsity eight won by 2.2 seconds on a windy morning to ensure that the Olympic Axe stay at Gilder Boathouse for another year.
 
The first event of the morning was the third varsity race. Against the Dartmouth, the Yale third varsity of posted a time of 5:41.0 to Dartmouth’s 6:02.4.
 
The second event of the day was the freshman eight. In a closer finish than the previous race, the freshman eight beat Dartmouth with a time of 5:43.1 to 5:45.5.
 
The second varsity finished before Dartmouth in 5:37.2 to the Big Green’s 6:02.4.
 
The final event of the morning was the varsity eight. The Yale 1V finished off the day by crossing the line before the Dartmouth varsity eight in a time of 5:24.2 to 5:26.4.
 
Next up, the Bulldogs travel to Philadelphia to race Penn and Columbia on Apr. 17 for the Blackwell Cup. This will be the penultimate race before Eastern Sprints on May 16.
 
Third Varsity Video Footage
 
Report filed Yale Sports Publicity