October 30, 2011

Bulldogs Close Fall Racing with Princeton Chase

Mixed Finish to a Strong Season

PRINCETON, N.J. – With its varsity eight slotting into third-place at Sunday's Princeton Chase in Princeton, N.J., the Yale women's crew wrapped up its fall season with a string of powerful performances.

"The Princeton chase is a great race," head coach Will Porter said. "You get a clean run and get a better sense of where you stand in regards to other universities."

On the heels of last weekend's Head of the Charles regatta in Cambridge, Mass., where the Bulldogs claimed several top-five finishes, the Yale boats glided through the water on Lake Carnegie to end the season with similar results. 

In the women's open varsity eight race, the Yale boat took home third place behind Virginia and Princeton, closing the three-mile race in a time of 14:53.50.

The women's novice eight boat, meanwhile, finished in 14th place with a final time of 18:15.91.

"As a team we did ok this weekend," Porter said. "It is clear we have a lot of work to do this winter."

With the fall season now drawing to the close, the Bulldogs will undergo a period of intense training over the winter, before kicking off the competitive spring season with the Mar. 24 Connell Cup against Cornell and Penn in New York, N.Y.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.

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