Y150 Opens Season with Navy

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Colin Corcoran. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a several months of training and a successful scrimmage against Trinity last weekend, the Yale lightweight rowing team will open its spring season on Saturday against Navy. The teams will race for the Eads Johnson, Jr. Cup on the neutral water of Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J.

While Saturday's competition will mark the first race of the year for Yale, Navy travels to Lake Carnegie for the second straight weekend. Last Saturday, Navy fell to host Princeton in four of six races, including a nine-second loss in the varsity eight. Navy won the second freshman and fourth varsity eights.

Last year, Navy captured the Johnson Cup with a 1.5-second victory in the varsity eight, gaining a 4-3 advantage all-time in Johnson Cup competition. The Midshipmen also captured the first and second freshman races, while Yale's second and third varsity eights were both victorious.

Schedule of Events

3:00 p.m.       Fourth Varsity Eight

3:20 p.m.       Third Varsity Eight

3:40 p.m.       Freshman Eight

4:00 p.m.       Second Varsity Eight

4:20 p.m.       Varsity Eight

Report filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity