Repeats Last Year's Victory
DERBY, Conn. – The Yale women's crew team opened the season in style on Saturday, as it clinched the collegiate eight event at the Head of the Housatonic race at home in Derby, Conn., by a margin of over 25 seconds.
It was a dominant performance by the Bulldogs, who also tasted victory at last year's Head of the Housatonic race, as the varsity boat cruised through the finish in a time of 15:45.3, ahead of a crew from Ivy League rivals Harvard, which finished in a time of 16:10.9.
"This is a great way to start our fall season, on our home river against oldest rival, Harvard," said head coach William Porter. "We get to see right away where we stand."