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Yale Defends Joy Cup 

Yale Defends Joy Cup 

CAMBRIDGE, M.A. — Brisk winds and near-freezing temperatures did little to hamper a successful string of racing from all three Yale 150 crews this Saturday morning, racing against the M.I.T. Engineers and Georgetown Hoyas. A win in the first varsity eight means that the Elis retain the James C. Joy Cup. 

The first race of the morning was the third varsity eight. In the 3V, Yale found itself in the lead after the start, and the lead extended throughout the race. Yale crossed first in a time of 6:36.91; Georgetown in 6:52.42. 

The second varsity eights were the next to go.  Yale quickly found their rhythm and built a firm lead  over the Hoyas and the Engineers. Yale finished in a time of 6:40.56; Georgetown in 6:58.58; M.I.T. 7:11.56. 

The final race of the morning was for the James C. Joy Cup, contested by the first varsity eights.  Like its other two eights, Yale's first varsity established its lead and crossed the line first in a time of 6:32.58 to Georgetown's 6:40.02 and M.I.T.'s 6:54.61.

Yale now looks to next weekend, where they will travel to Overpeck Park, New Jersey, to face off against the Columbia Lions and Penn Quakers for the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Cup. 

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity