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Heavyweights Vie For Carnegie Cup Against Yale, Cornell

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/21/2011
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The Princeton heavies will host Cornell and Yale Saturday morning in the Carnegie Cup regatta.
Courtesy: Princeton Crew/Tom Nowak

One week after its first loss of the season, a tight duel with No. 3 Harvard, the fourth-ranked Princeton Tigers will take on a pair of Top 15 crews Saturday morning when they welcome No. 9 Yale and No. 11 Cornell to Lake Carnegie for the Carnegie Cup regatta Saturday morning.

Princeton is 4-1 on the season and remained fourth in the USRowing men’s varsity eight poll after its tight loss to the third-ranked Crimson. It was a tight race in which the Tigers held two different leads, including one around the midway point of the race. The defending EARC and Ivy League champion rallied for a share of the lead around the 1500-meter mark and pushed past Princeton with about 300 meters remaining.

The Tigers are 2-1 in the Ivy League, with both of their wins coming in the Childs Cup regatta against Columbia and Penn two weeks earlier. Princeton would like nothing more than to go to 4-1 and regain the Carnegie Cup after falling by 1.4 seconds to Yale on the Housatonic. Each of the three teams has won at least one Carnegie Cup over the last three years, with Princeton last winning in 2008.

Yale is 3-1 on the season, with all of its three wins coming on its home Housatonic River course. The Bulldogs swept both Penn and Coulmbia last weekend during the Blackwell Cup regatta. Cornell is 4-2 on the season and split a pair last weekend, defeating No. 13 Navy but falling to No. 8 Syracuse.

THE CARNEGIE CUP REGATTA SCHEDULE

9:00 • 3V
9:20 • 1F
9:40 • 2V
10:00 • 1V

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