June 5, 2009

Lightweight 4+ Finishes 2nd in Heat, 2nd In Repechage

To Race in Petite Final of Varsity Coxed Four

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The varsity coxed four of Michael Buttrick, Andrew Hakanson, Colin Corcoran, Carl Nunziato and coxswain Rachel Morgan raced in Thursdays heats to finish second to Harvard's heavyweight four. The second-place finish sent them to Friday's repechage where a first-place finish was required to advance to the grand final. The Yale lightweights came just short with a second-place finish to Wisconsin's heavyweight four. The Yale four will therefore race in Saturday's petite final.

Heat Results:

1. Harvard 6:54.50
2. Yale 6:56.53
3. Florida Institute of Technology 7:01.71
4. Drexel 7:05.15
5. UC Irvine 7:11.39
6. UC San Diego 7:25.36

Repechage Results:

1. Wisconsin 6:51.61
2. Yale 6:57.24
3. Loyola of Maryland 7:01.87
4. UC Irvine 7:09.12

The lightweight varsity four's petite final takes place tomorrow at 9:12 a.m. PST. The lightweight varsity eight grand final takes place at 11:30 a.m. PST.

Live results of all racing at the IRA can be found here.

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity

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