Yale Finishes 11th at Sprints

Worcester, Mass.- Yale's heavyweight crews concluded competition this afternoon on Worcester's Lake Lake Quinsigamond. Five Yale crews competed in preliminary heats and finals. The varsity eight finished eleventh, the second varsity seventh, the third varsity fifth, the freshmen twelfth and the 4V/2F four third.

In the prelims, the Yale varsity of sophomore Benjamin Bowles (stroke), senior Henry Cole (seven), junior Marcos Carzolio (six), junior Derek Johnson (five), sophomore Thomas Dethlefs (four), junior Matthew Ramlow (three), senior Lucas Spielfogel (two), junior Alex Mastroyannis (bow) and senior Rebecca Burgoyne-Allen (cox) were just barely edged out of a spot in the grand final by Columbia and Wisconsin. The Bulldogs were leading until the very end, where the battle for second place between the Lions and the Badgers ended up overtaking Yale's lead. 
 
Varsity heat results:
 
1. Columbia 5:42.373
2. Wisconsin 5:42.442
3. Yale 5:42.593
4. BU 5:49.137
5.Georgetown 5:54.550
6. Holy Cross 6:02.003
 
By finishing third, the Yale eight was sent to the petite final of the event where they finished fifth to Cornell, Syracuse, Northeastern and Navy. Behind them came BU. This puts the eight in twelfth overall. 
 
The second varsity was also sent to the petite final after finishing fourth to Brown, Northeastern and Syracuse in the preliminary heat. They ended up winning the petite final for a seventh-place finish overall. 
 
Second varsity petite final:
 
1. Yale 5:44.315
2. Syracuse 5:44.406
3. BU 5:47.748
4. Dartmouth 5:51.141
5. Columbia 5:51.500
6. Navy 5:55.621
 
The third varsity raced in grand final of their event after finishing second to Wisconsin in their preliminary heat. They then came in fifth in the grand final:
 
1. Wisconsin 5:41.300
2. Brown 5:43.349
3. Harvard 5:44.130
4. Cornell 5:48.973
5. Yale 5:51.614
6. Princeton 5:53.874
 
The freshman eight finished twelfth overall, after finishing fourth in their heat to BU, Georgetown and Navy. They then finished sixth in the petite final:
 
1. Wisconsin 5:48.900
2. Brown 5:49.470
3. Syracuse 5:51.007
4. Navy 5:52.360
5. Penn 5:55.008
6. Yale 5:55.771
 
A four of fourth varsity and second freshman rowers rowed in the final of the fours event. They finished third to Syracuse and Northeastern, and ahead of Princeton, Yale lightweights and MIT. 

Full results from the entire regatta can be found here.

Up next for the Bulldogs is the 145th Yale-Harvard Regatta on May 29. 

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity