November 23, 2008

Bulldogs Wrap Up Fall Season on Charles

Nov. 23, 2008

BOSTON, Mass. - With temperatures below freezing, Yale's heavyweight crews hit the water once last time this fall at the Foot of the Charles. The freshman eight, in its second race of the fall, took second behind Harvard and placed ahead of third-place Brown. The varsity fours took 12th, 17th, 26th and 32nd.

The Yale eight of Robert Macmillan (stroke), Benjamin Bowles (seven), Jonathan Martin (six), Thomas Dethlefs (five), Joseph Alagna (four), Keith Pfirrman (three), Django Broer-Hellermann (two), Patrick O'Malley (bow) and Morgan Welch (coxswain) took second with a time of 12:27.5. They finished 4.7 seconds behind Harvard's eight and 6.7 seconds ahead of Brown's. With the conclusion of the fall season, Harvard is the only crew the Yale freshman eight has lost to. The Foot of the Charles and the Princeton Chase have seen Yale top every other Ivy League crew.

In the varsity fours, Yale B of Spyridon Mastroyannis (stroke), James Tormey (three), Benjamin Ortiz (two), Lucas Spielfogel (bow) and Francesca Yi (cox) took 12th with a time of 13:19.1.

Yale A was next in 17th with a time of 13:30.6. The boat was comprised of Derek Johnson (stroke), Marcos Carzolio (three), Matthew Ramlow (two), Andrew Collard (bow) and Rebecca Burgoyne-Allen (cox).

Yale D of Benjamin Grant (stroke) Kristoffer Strauss (three), Antonio Sirianni (two), Dominique Fenton (bow) and Emily Flaxman (cox) took 26th with a time of 13:46.0.

Yale C, after a collision with another boat, finished 32nd with a time of 14:18.6. The boat was made up of Daniel Klassen (stroke), Nathaniel Reeve (three), Ezra Mitchell (two), Henry Cole (bow) and Emma McBurney (cox).

The conclusion of the regatta marks the beginning of winter training for the Bulldogs. The team will be back on the water, weather permitting, before they head to Lake Lure, N.C., for spring training on Mar. 7. Yale's first race of the spring will be against Brown in Providence, R.I., on Mar. 28, 2009.

Report filed by Dominique Fenton '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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