Yale Sweeps Lightweight Rowing
March 30, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Navy lightweight rowing team fell to Yale on Saturday in all four races on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. The Bulldogs defeated the Midshipmen, 6:04.8-6:18.7, in the first varsity race to retain the Eads Johnson Trophy.
"Yale rowed really well today and it was wonderful competition," said Navy head coach Steve Perry. "We've got to get ready for next weekend now because we have a great challenge ahead in Columbia."
The first varsity race was even through the first 500 meters and remained tight until the final quarter of the race when the Bulldogs extended their lead.
Navy led early in the second varsity race, but the Bulldogs pushed out in the final 500 meters to win what was the closest race of the day, 6:06.2-6:10.1.
Yale led from beginning to end the first freshman race, beating Navy, 6:14.5-6:26.1.
The Bulldogs began the day by winning the third and fourth varsity races. Yale's only entry clocked a time of 6:59, while Navy's `B' boat was second with a 7:08.3. Navy's `A' boat turned in a time of 7:10.9 and the Mids' `C' boat a 7:22.4.
The Midshipmen will compete at home next weekend on the Severn River in their first of two home races this spring. The first race against Columbia is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Saturday.
Yale - 6:04.8
Navy - 6:18.7
Yale - 6:06.2
Navy - 6:10.1
Yale - 6:14.5
Navy - 6:26.1
Yale - 6:59
Navy B -7:08.3
Navy A - 7:10.9
Navy C - 7:22.4