The No. 4 Yale Bulldogs and two-time defending Ivy League champion heavyweight men’s V8 travelled down to Princeton this weekend and won the Carnegie Cup for the fourth straight year. The win was evident from the start, as Yale led the entire way and finished with a 6.8 second win over the No. 5 Tigers. The Bulldogs also snagged wins in the 2V and 3V races, while Princeton finished with a 4V win. The heavyweight Black and Orange season ends next weekend against No. 9 Brown in the Content Cup.
Although the heavyweights didn’t achieve quite the success they wanted, the lightweight men held off the Quakers this weekend to win their 60th Wood-Hammond Trophy, their 38th in the last 39 years. The Tigers won by just 1.4 seconds, with a time of 5:37.1 on the Schuylkill. The Tigers had a strong morning, winning all four varsity races. Their next race will be Harvard-Yale-Princeton weekend, the Goldthwait & Vogel Cups regatta.
The open women ended the weekend the way they started — undefeated. Like the lightweight men, the No. 7 Tigers won every race against Dartmouth on the Connecticut River on Saturday. The first varsity eight retained the Eisenberg cup and an 8-0 record. They finished a full 10 seconds ahead of the Big Green at 5:50.1. The open women’s home finale will be next Saturday against Penn, Syracuse, and Iowa, and will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The lightweight women’s race against Radcliffe was close, but didn’t end in a win. Princeton fought hard, but the Crimson held a two-seat lead for the entirety of the race on the Charles River. Radcliffe won all three races on Saturday morning, but Princeton will have a shot at redemption next weekend at the 2017 Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass.