Lightweights Take on MIT, Georgetown
NEW HAVEN - The Yale lightweight crew team will race MIT and Georgetown on Saturday, Apr. 10. Yale and MIT will compete for the Joy Cup, and Georgetown will participate in the race as an invited guest. The race will be hosted by MIT in Cambridge, Mass. and will begin at 7 am. The Bulldogs have won the Joy Cup for 30 consecutive years, and will look to make it 31 on Saturday.
At last year's Joy Cup race, the Bulldogs' First Varsity boat edged out MIT's First Varsity boat by a comfortable 12.7 seconds to retain the Joy Cup. However, in the same race, the Yale Varsity Eight lost to Georgetown by a margin of 2.7 seconds. Despite the loss in the First Varsity race, the Bulldogs were able to bring home wins in the Second Varsity, First Freshmen and Third Varsity races. The Elis will look to get some revenge on the Hoyas this year.
Last weekend, the Bulldogs raced against Navy for the Johnson Cup. The Elis won the Second Varsity Eight and the Third Varsity Eight races, but fell in the Second Freshman Eight, the First Freshman Eight, and the Varsity Eight. Yale's loss in the varsity race gave Navy the Johnson Cup for the first time in the last three years.
Starting at 7 am on Saturday, Y150 will aim to improve on last weekend's performance.
Report By Arsi Sefaj '11, Yale Sports Publicity