Yale Tops Lightweight Rowing on Saturday
Navy will return to action next weekend against Columbia.
March 31, 2012
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Navy lightweight rowing team dropped all four races to Yale on Saturday in Princeton, N.J. Competing on Lake Carnegie, the Bulldogs retained the Eads Johnson Trophy by defeating Navy in the varsity eight race.
Yale took the opening race of the day, the third varsity, by just over two seconds. The Bulldogs led the entire way, in what was the closest race of the afternoon, and held off Navy by just less than a boat length, 6:35.15-6:37.75. Navy's second freshman finished with a time of 6:38.45.
Yale's first freshman followed in the next race by defeating Navy by over 25 seconds. The Yale novices posted a time of 6:25.1, while Navy clocked a 6:50.7.
In the second varsity race, Navy rebounded from a slow start to pull closer to Yale as the race went on. But the Bulldogs held on and won with a time of 6:16.53, just ahead of Navy's 6:20.68.
In the final race of the day for the Eads Johnson Trophy, Yale kept the title for another year by turning in a time of 6:09.32. Navy finished the 2,000-meter race in 6:18.29.
The Midshipmen will look to turn things around next Saturday when they travel to New York to take on Columbia.
Second Varsity Eight
Navy 2F 6:38.45