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Lightweights Third at Sprints

Yale's first varsity eight. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale's first varsity eight. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Yale lightweight varsity didn't find the yellow brick road, but they did find their way to the medal dock after the 1V and 2V races today on windy Lake Quinsigamond. The Y150 varsity, seeded 5th, chased top-ranked Harvard in both the heat and the final. The final was a classic Sprints race, with Princeton setting the hot pace early, with Harvard and Yale giving chase, separating themselves from the pack ahead of Navy, Dartmouth, and Penn. 

Yale charged hard in the last 500, but couldn't close the gap all the way, finishing officially .313 seconds back of Harvard, and 2.58 out of first. This in stark contrast with the Goldthwait Cup results of May 1. 

The Yale 2V had a solid row, not enough to beat Princeton in this case, but enough to clear the rest of the field, hold onto the number two rank, and close the gap with the Tigers.

The Yale 1F finished just out of the medals in fourth, just .311 seconds out of bronze. Again, a late charge wasn't enough on a windy day which saw Cornell come within one second of the course record.

The Yale 3V finished fourth, and the 2V third in their respective races, and the 4V 4+ won it's "race within a race" with MIT's LWT 4+ entry.

Full results can be found here

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity