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Lightweight Crew Outraces West Pointg

By Robin Greenwood
team member

The lightweights had a busy weekend, traveling first to Ithaca, New York on Saturday to race Cornell and Columbia Universities for the Gieger Cup and then racing Army at West Point on Sunday.

On Saturday, the varsity had a decent start, but could not hold the other two crews and wound up four seconds behind Cornell and eight seconds behind Columbia. The junior varsity, second freshmen, and third varsity boats also ended up third. The first freshmen placed second in their race, beating out Columbia while finishing behind Cornell.

Assistant Coach Vito Provalo was not pleased with the results and attempted to rev up the crews for Sunday's race.

The pep talk may have done some good, as the first freshmen boat had an easy victory Sunday.

Although the JV, close for 1000 meters, could not hold on and lost by open water, the varsity pulled away from Army, coming away with a comfortable victory of about 10 seconds.

This weekend the lightweights head to New Brunswick, New Jersey for their last duel race of the season against Rutgers University. If the varsity wins, it will be their first winning season in over five years.