Yale Wins All Five Races Comfortably
BOSTON, Mass. – The first half of a busy weekend turned out quite well for the Yale women's crew. The Bulldogs, ranked 10th in this week's CRCA/US Rowing national poll, won all five races quite handily over No. 14 Radcliffe Harvard on the Charles River.
"We raced well today from top to bottom," said Will Porter, The Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs.
The results are more impressive considering Radcliffe was coming off a strong showing against national opponents at the Clemson Invitational last weekend.
"Our race today is important to compare to Radcliffe's results from last week," Porter said.
Yale retained the Nathaniel Case Cup by cruising to a nearly eight-second victory in the varsity eight. The Bulldogs finished in 6:59 to Radcliffe's 7:06.6.
The second varsity eight was the closest race of the day, but Yale still won by more than three seconds, crossing the line in 7:02. Radcliffe had a time of 7:05.7.
Yale's varsity four remained undefeated with a very impressive 20-second win. The Bulldogs had a time of 7:52.6, while Radcliffe came in at 8:13.2.
Yale's second varsity four (7:48.4 to 8:02) and third varsity eight (7:25.7 to 7:42.3) also cruised to easy wins.
The Bulldogs have one more race before the Ivy League Championship, and they won't have to wait long for it. Yale faces No. 4 Brown on Monday on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. The first race is set for 10:40 a.m.
"The Ivy League is very competitive in the top four to five crews," Porter said. "We just have to keep working to get ready for the [league] championship."
Bow - Lily Lindsay (Fr., Harrison, N.Y.)
2 - Meg Galloway (Fr., Ridgefield, Conn.)
3 - Olivia Maclean (So., Harvard, Mass.)
4 - Marybeth Swords (Fr., Sudbury, Mass.)
5 - Colleen Maher (Jr., Oakton, Va.)
6 - Nina Demmerle (Sr., Greenwich, Conn.)
7 - Madeline Dinse (Sr., Portland, Ore.)
Stroke - Lydia Keating (So., Brookline, Mass.)
Coxswain: Christine Devlin (Sr., Harvard, Mass.)
Second Varsity Eight:
Bow - Abbie Young (Jr., Barnstable, Mass.)
2 - Allison Nordell (Fr., Gates Mills, Ohio)
3 - Amy Warner (Fr., East London, South Africa)
4 - Brit Sharon (Jr., Newton, Mass.)
5 - Kristjana Gudmundsson (Sr., Dallas, Texas)
6 - Kate Flanders (Fr., Sarasota, Fla.)
7 - Amina Edwards (Sr., Boston, Mass.)
Stroke - Sophie Deans (Fr., Sydney, Australia)
Coxswain: Laura Grimbergen (Sr., Redwood City, Calif.)
Bow - Kate O'Brien (So., Clare, Ireland)
2 - Emily Patton (So., Guilford, Conn.)
3 - Kara Freeman (Sr., Longmeadow, Mass.)
Stroke - Kristina Wagner (Sr., Weston, Mass.)
Coxswain: Jessica Michaels (Fr., Bangkok, Thailand)
Bow - Sara Locke (So., Chertsey, United Kingdom)
2 - Julia Sesler (Fr., Bronxville, N.Y.)
3 - Casey Wizner (So., Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
Stroke - Mieke Scherpbier (Jr. Upper Dublin, Pa.)
Coxswain: Sarah Weil (Sr., New York, N.Y.)
Bow - Martha Cosgrove (Jr., Winchester, Mass.)
2 - Anna Heckler (Fr.,)
3 - Mary Farner (Jr., Kalamazoo, Mich.)
4 – Kate Horvat (Fr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
5 – Natalie Lapides (Sr., New Haven. Conn.)
6 - Schuyler Ritchie (So., London, England)
7 - Margaret Hendren (Jr., Medfield, Mass.)
Stroke - Kendall Chapin (Jr., Radnor, Pa.)
Coxswain: Sara Lee (So., Charlotte, N.C.)
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity