Elis Win 4 of 5 But Miss Out on Goldthwait Cup

April 28, 2007

PRINCETON, NJ - The Yale men's lightweight crew team came one race away from a sweep of Harvard and Princeton on Lake Carnegie Saturday morning. The Bulldogs won four races but lost the banner race, the varsity eight. Harvard won the V8 race to win the Goldthwait Cup and edged Yale out by one point in the Vogel Cup race.

Of Yale's four wins, the junior varsity eight and the freshman eight had the most comfortable margins of victory. The junior varsity eight, stroked by Andrew Kaiser, finished 5.5 seconds ahead of the Crimson of Harvard and 6.7 seconds ahead of Princeton. The boat also included Simon Goldman (seven), Brendan Stallard (six), James Johnson (five), Daniel Ensslen (four), Peter Barkett (three), Joseph Pappalardo (two), Foster Hays (bow) and Michael Ma (coxswain).

Yale's freshman eight also finished their race with a commanding lead over the Crimson and the Tigers. They finished five seconds up on second place Princeton and nine seconds ahead of Harvard. The boat included Spencer Salovaara (stroke), Noah McColl (seven), Brendan McCook (six), Tyler Borek (five), Adam Lukasiewicz (four), John Grunyk (three), Jeremy Hopkins (two), Michael Jonas (bow) and Stephen Dobeck (coxswain).

Yale's second freshman eight also had a comfortable time of things, beating the Harvard 2F boat by 5.3 seconds. Princeton did not enter a 2F boat. Yale's 3V had a slightly narrower victory, finishing just 0.9 seconds ahead of Princeton, with Harvard a distant third. Only Yale's varsity eight was kept out of the top spot at Lake Carnegie, and as a result Harvard took home the Goldthwait Cup, awarded to the winner of the varsity eight race between Harvard, Yale and Princeton. The win also gave Harvard the Vogel Cup, awarded on a points system over all races, with higher ranked races counting for more points. Harvard finished with 32 points, while Yale ended with 31 points.

The Bulldogs will be back on the water Sunday morning at the Gilder Boathouse to race in the Durand Cup against Dartmouth and Rutgers. The race was postponed from last week and will begin at 12 pm tomorrow.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity

Results

Varsity 8:
Harvard - 5:51.8
Princeton - 5:55.0
Yale - 6:02.8

2nd Varsity 8:
Yale - 5:57.6
Harvard - 6:03.0
Princeton - 6:04.3

3rd Varsity 8:
Yale - 6:08.5
Princeton - 6:09.4
Harvard - 6:36.1

Frosh/Novice 8:
Yale - 5:57.2
Princeton - 6:02.2
Harvard - 6:06.4

2nd Frosh/Novice 8:
Yale - 6:15.2
Harvard - 6:20.5

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