Bulldogs Capture Team Title At Longhorn Invitational
Yale Goes Undefeated For Second Straight Day
AUSTIN, Texas – Yale captured the team title at the Longhorn Invitational on Sunday. Yale's five crews all cruised to victories over San Diego on the second day of racing to clinch the crown for the Bulldogs.
The varsity eight was challenged but held off USD 6:26.2 to 6:28.46.
The second varsity had an easier time, defeating USD 6:37.5 to 6:48.18.
The varsity four won by a little over six seconds, and the second varsity topped USD 7:31.8 to 7:36.28.
Yale's third varsity eight cruised to a 14-second victory.
"I am happy with the way we raced in every crew," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "It is very early for us. We started racing after only nine days on the water. We usually have about a month to three weeks of practice before we race.
"The Longhorn Invitational is a great regatta. I like the format of three races. It allows you to make changes and test them out right away."
The Bulldogs will race Penn and Columbia for the Connell Cup on Saturday at the Gilder Boathouse in Derby, Conn.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity