Bulldogs Take First at Head of the Housatonic

David DeVries.
David DeVries.

DERBY, Conn.-  This morning the men's heavyweight crew team took first place at the Head of the Housatonic, posting the fastest time of the day.  The boat that won completed the 2.7-mile course in a time of 13:24.7. The heavyweights' other two boats finished in fourth, with a time of 14:12.9, and ninth place, with a time of 14:58.5.  Full results can be found here.

 Sophomore Adam Smith, who rowed in the first-place boat, was pleased with the performance.
"I was really happy with the race for where we are with our training, I think it reflected the work we've been doing on and off the water in the past weeks.  I'm really excited for this next week of training leading up to the Charles. The boat is moving well and we're looking forward to putting down a good time a week from now (at the Head of the Charles)."
"Head racing" is a type of race held in the fall, and is longer than the traditional 2,000-meter sprint races that dominate the spring.  The Bulldogs will compete in one more race this fall, the historic Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Oct. 19-20.
Report filed by Ari Zimmet '16, Yale Sports Publicity.