All Yale Boats Progress to the A/B Semis
WEST WINDSOR, NJ –The IRA National Championships are off to a solid start for the defending national champions. All three boats won their respective heats this morning securing spots in the semi-finals. The No. 2 ranked Yale men's rowing team picks up racing tomorrow morning.
The varsity boat won their heat in 5:40.8, the second fastest heat time of the day. With 24 entries in this division, the Bulldogs face a competitive field. The varsity boat races tomorrow morning against Dartmouth, Harvard, Syracuse, Princeton, and Boston University. The top three finishers progress to the grand final on Sunday.
Yale's 2V finished a boat length up from the field, comfortably earning their spot in the semis. The crew raced the course in 5:47.7 and face Harvard, Dartmouth, and Northeastern for an opportunity to race in Sunday's grand final.
In Yale's final race of the day, the 3V won their race with a time of 5:55.9. They line up against Harvard, Boston University, and Dartmouth in the morning.
Tomorrow's conditions could prove treacherous for all crews with a forecast of thunderstorms during the morning. Racing officials hope the day's early racing will unfold before the conditions set in.
Racing continues tomorrow morning. The varsity boat heads off the line at 8:55 AM, followed by the 2V at 9:35 AM, and the 3V at 10:25 AM.
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