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Strong Start For Bulldogs At Head Of Housatonic

Strong Start For Bulldogs At Head Of Housatonic

Three Yale Crews Finish In Top 10

The Yale women's crew showed off its depth in the season-opening Head of the Housatonic. Yale had three of the seven fastest finishers and four of the top 16 in the collegiate eight event.

"Today was a good day on the Housatonic," said Will Porter, the Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "We showed our team depth. Our top two boats were very even again today. Our third and fourth boats also raced well. Overall it was a good day."

Yale's A crew finished second overall with a time of 14:03.1, a little over four seconds faster than Yale's B crew, who came in third at 14:07.4. Yale C was seventh in 14:41.1, and Yale D placed 16th with a time of 15:09.1.

Brown A had the fastest time, completing the course in 13:54.6. The Bears also had crews finish eighth and ninth.

Harvard-Radcliffe was the other Ivy League team to race. The Crimson A crew finished fourth, while the B crew placed sixth and the C crew 10th.

Following the racing, there was an alumni event at Gilder Boathouse. A number of former rowers were in attendance, and as part of the festivities, a shell will be named in honor of Tom Taft, Yale's boatman for the last 32 years.

The Bulldogs next race in the Head of the Charles in Boston on the weekend of Oct. 22-23.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity